Yi Dao Morning Reading: Hexagram 59, line 1. Jiao Shi Yi Lin 46 - 59.
Forest of Changes verse for today:
46 - 59
The gates of happiness swing open,
Joy follows every step taken.
Governs the people by using ritual.
Kang Bo refers to a figure referenced in Hexagram 35 of the Classic of Changes. The Marquis of Kang was a younger brother of the nominal founder of the Zhou dynasty, King Wen. He is referred to in the judgment text of hexagram 35, ‘Advancing’ or ‘Entering’. Marquis Kang was presented with horses (presumably as a reward for actions on behalf of the state). He bred these horses with great success. This Yi Lin verse concerns making good use of opportunities and opening new doors through ability and hard work.