The Pocket I Ching: The Book of Change

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Shambhala Publications, Sep 12, 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 128 pages
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The I Ching (Book of Change) is considered the oldest of the Chinese classics, and has throughout Chinese history commanded unsurpassed prestige and popularity. Containing several layers of text and given numerous levels of interpretation, the I Ching has been venerated for more than three thousand years as an oracle of fortune, a guide to success, and a source of wisdom. The underlying theme of the text is change, and how this fundamental force influences all aspects of life—from business and politics to personal relationships. This translation of the I Ching draws on ancient Confucian commentary, which emphasizes applying practical wisdom in everyday affairs.
 

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I thought this was a full size book but it is a very tiny edition. I am unable to read the print even with reading glasses on. Buyer beware. The book content is good just the format is unuseable for me. Read full review

Contents

The Creative
1
The Receptive
2
Difficulty
4
Innocence
6
Waiting
8
Contention
9
An Army
11
Accord
13
Advance
54
Injury to the Enlightened
55
People in the Home
57
Opposition
59
Halting
61
Solution
62
Reduction
64
Increase
65

Nurture of the Small
14
Treading
16
Tranquillity
17
Obstruction
19
Sameness with People
21
Great Possession
22
Humility
24
Happiness
25
Following
27
Disruption
28
Overseeing
30
Observing
31
Biting Through
33
Adornment
34
Stripping Away
36
Return
37
Fidelity
39
Great Buildup
40
Nourishment
42
Predominance of the Great
43
Constant Pitfalls
45
Fire
46
Sensitivity
48
Persistence
49
Withdrawal
51
The Power of Greatness
52
Decisiveness
67
Meeting
69
Gathering
70
Rising
72
Exhaustion
74
The Well
75
Change
77
The Cauldron
79
Thunder
80
Mountains
82
Gradual Progress
84
A Young Woman Going to Marry
85
Abundance
87
Travel
89
Conformity
90
Pleasing
92
Dispersal
93
Regulation
95
Truthfulness in the Center
96
Predominance of the Small
98
Already Accomplished
100
Unfinished
101
Notes
105
List of Hexagrams with Their Primal Correlates and Structural Complements
115
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Cheng Yi, an eleventh-century scholar and activist, was one of the founders of the movement known as Lixue, or "study of inner design." He was one of the greatest sociological thinkers of Song-dynasty China.

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