Innocence (The Unexpected)

Today’s hexagram thrown from the I Ching is Wu Wang / Innocence (The Unexpected):

Ch’ien, heaven is above; Chen, movement is below.  The lower trigram Chen is under the influence of the strong line it has received from above, from heaven.  When, in accord with this, movement follows the law of heaven, man is innocent and without guile.  His mind is natural and true, unshadowed by reflection or ulterior designs.  For whatever conscious purpose is to be seen, there the truth and innocence of nature have been lost.  Nature that is not directed by the spirit is not true but degenerate nature.  Starting out with the idea of the natural, the train of thought in part goes somewhat further and thus the hexagram also includes the idea of the unintentional or unexpected.


INNOCENCE.  Supreme success.

Perseverance furthers.

If someone is not as he should be,

He has misfortune,

And it does not further him

To undertake anything.

Nine in the fourth place means:

He who can be persevering

Remains without blame.

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