hexagram 44 kou ☯️ coming to meet

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there are horses on the river road

tonight the Thunder Beings ride       your flesh

is soft and dangerous       and fertile       an open

window waiting for the wind    this is the Moon

of Melons Ripening     the Moon of Fish

the Moon of Falling Grass


oracle of the turtle



reappears unexpectedly.

Caution and reticence

are in order.


It is a dangerous hour. Through an eruption of our inferior nature darkness has interrupted the flow of light. The inferior can be quite seductive, and if we are not resolute in resisting it, the moment can be lost to misfortune.

In one’s self, this is a time to examine motives; those which are of questionable honor should be uprooted and discarded. Be wary of situations that engage your ego and tempt you into anger, self-righteousness, or desire. Actively employ your higher nature to test the correctness of tempting ideas and circumstances; that which seems to be suspicious almost certainly is.

In your conduct with others, practice modesty, independence, and patience with great discipline. Avoid anger or arrogance at all costs; withdraw whenever you cannot meet another in a balanced and independent way. Neither encourage another to forego his balance nor indulge him if he does so. Again, withdraw into stillness if the circumstances indicate the presence of inferior influences. Reticence and self-scrutiny are the order of the day.

Others may give expression to inferior qualities. There is no merit in judging, condemning, or correcting them. Tolerance and a gentle hand are advised, no matter how offensive the difficulty.
Constant challenges from inferior qualities, either your own or someone else’s, may necessitate a withdrawal. Simply remain mindful of your connection to the Sage and tolerate accusations or unpleasantness with equanimity and restraint.

from The I Ching, or Book of Changes

Hexagram 44, Kou / Coming to Meet


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Every instance
of recognizing a teacher
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The most important one of these, and the
only absolutely necessary one on the
way to complete realization,
is recognizing yourself
as your own


Wei wu Wei Ching, Chapter 44

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