I Ching 28 Hexagram dà guò (Preponderance of the Great)
I Ching 28 Hexagram dà guò (Preponderance of the Great)
Stress. Voltage. The limit of tolerance has been exceeded.
Short Interpretation of Hexagram 28 – The Predominance of the Great
It is a difficult time in all areas of your life. Be calm. You have put too many things in the pot and you risk being excessively stressed.
I Ching – General Description
The sign is composed of four strong lines on the inside and two weak lines on the outside. When the strong are on the outside and the weak on the inside, that’s good. There is no preponderance, nothing extraordinary. Here we are dealing with the opposite case. The sign represents a beam that is large and heavy inside, too weak at the ends. This is not a state that can last. It must be transformed, it must pass, otherwise it threatens disaster.
I Ching – Comment on sentence
The preponderance of the great. The main beam bends It is auspicious to have where to go. Successful.
The great is in preponderance. The load is too great for the forces that must bear it. The main beam, on which the whole roof rests, bends because the extremities that support it are too weak for the load. It is a time and a situation that require extraordinary measures to be overcome, because even the same time is exceptional. Therefore we must think about determining a different situation as soon as possible and act: this promises success; since although the strong is preponderant, it is nevertheless in the middle, that is, in the inner center of gravity, so that there is no fear of any revolution. With violent measures, however, nothing is achieved. The knot must be untied by gently penetrating the sense of the situation (as the quality of the inner sign Sunn suggests); then the transition to other conditions will succeed. There is a need for great superiority; therefore the time of the preponderance of the great The lake passes beyond the treetops: The image of the preponderance of the great. So the noble is carefree when he is alone, And when he has to give up the world he is fearless.a great time.
I Ching – Image
The lake passes beyond the treetops: The image of the preponderance of the great. So the noble is carefree when he is alone, And when he has to give up the world he is fearless.
The extraordinary times of the preponderance of the great are like a flood in which the lake passes the trees. But similar states pass. In the individual signs the right attitude is given in such exceptional times: the image of Sunn is the tree that stands firm even if it is lonely, and the quality of Tui is the serenity that remains fearless even when it has to give up the world .
I Ching – Series
Without nourishment one cannot move. This is why the sign follows: the preponderance of the great.
I Ching – Single Lines
Analytical description of each individual line
I Ching – First line:
Six at the beginning means:
Place on a white cloth mat. No stains.
When in extraordinary times you want to start something, you have to proceed with extreme caution, as when you place a heavy object, which has to be placed on the ground, carefully on the white cloth, so that nothing breaks. This caution may seem excessive but it is not a mistake. Any extraordinary enterprise can succeed only for the extreme prudence placed in the beginning and in the foundations.
I Ching – Second line:
Nine in the second place means:
A dry poplar tree throws, a root shoot. An old man gets a young wife. Everything is propitious.
The wood stands beside the water, hence the image of an old poplar throwing a root shoot. This is an amazing reliving of the growth process. The same extraordinary situation results when an elderly man marries a young girl suitable for him. And despite the extraordinary nature of the situation, everything is fine. From the political point of view, the sense is that in extraordinary times it is propitious to stick to the bass, since there is the possibility of a renewal.
I Ching – Third line:
Nine in the third place means:
The main beam bends. Misfortune.
Here is represented a personality who in times of preponderance of the great wants to sweep away the difficulties with violence. She does not accept advice from others, so others do not lend themselves to supporting her either. Thus the load grows and we come to the alternative of bending or breaking. In dangerous times, a sudden stubborn intervention only accelerates the collapse.
I Ching – Fourth line:
Nine in the fourth place means:
The main beam is supported. Health.
By maintaining friendly relations with his inferiors, the responsible man manages to master the situation. But if he were to abuse his relationships to gain power and success for himself personally, instead of just bothering to save the whole, that would be shameful.
I Ching – Fifth line:
Nine in the fifth place means:
A dry poplar throws buds. An older woman gets a husband. No stains. No praise.
A dry poplar that shoots buds exhausts its strength and thus only gets closer and closer to the end. An older woman takes a husband once again. But there is no renewal. Everything remains sterile. Thus only the strangeness remains even if everything goes honorably. This image in politics hints at the fact that if in unsafe times one abandons the downward connection and sticks only to one’s relations with the higher classes, a state is created that is not lasting.
I Ching – Sixth line:
Six above means:
You have to go through the water. It goes beyond the apex of the head. Misfortune. No stains.
Here is designated that situation in which the extraordinary has reached its peak. We are courageous and want to fulfill our task at any cost. By doing so you enter danger. The water passes over the head. This is the disaster. But leaving life in order to achieve good and right does not leave a stain. There are some more important things in life.