Monday, September 26, 2016

Forest of Changes Verse for 26-SEP-2016

Yi Dao Morning Reading: Hexagram 28, judgment text. Jiao Shi Yi Lin 28 - 28.

Forest of Changes verse for today:

The nation’s documents and laws,
Are stored in the archives.
Even when there is unrest,

The documents are safe and sound.



Sunday, September 25, 2016

Forest of Changes Verse for 25-SEP-2016

Yi Dao Morning Reading: Hexagram 41, judgment text. Jiao Shi Yi Lin 41 - 42.

Forest of Changes verse for today:

41 - 42

The western rain god’s son marries the eastern rain god’s daughter
This is Huang Yan’s child. [1]
After the ceremony bride and groom go southward.
A soaking rain in the fields,
A year of happiness and plenty.[2]


[1] A place in Zhejiang Province, though it could also be a name.
[2] The Yuan Dynasty edition includes this story in the notes: King Wen made Tai Gong the magistrate of Guan Tan. In the time Tai Gong was the wind was never strong enough to move the leaves on the trees. Once in a dream King Wen saw a beautiful woman weeping in front of his carriage. She told him, "I am the daughter of the god of Mount Tai Shan and married to the god of the East sea. Now I want to go home, but the virtuous magistrate of Guan Tan blocks my path. My movements are always accompanied by a violent storm, and that would spoil his reputation." After waking up, the king summoned Tai Gong to ask what had happened. He was told that a violent storm with torrential rain had swept through Guan Tan that day. King Wen then made Tai Gong commander of his army.



Saturday, September 24, 2016

Forest of Changes Verse for 24-SEP-2016

Yi Dao Morning Reading: Hexagram 38, line 4. Jiao Shi Yi Lin 38 - 31.

Forest of Changes verse for today:

38 - 31

Three cows and five ewes,
The sun and moon rain down blessings,
They send us gain.
Sickness breaks out in the jail,
Afflicted in heart and belly.