Contention - the culmination

About: Hex 6 line 6 - Commentary on Book Chameleon

Tai Shu TUNG NGU (ZUNG) p1719 - #6,6 - 65-9-5-30-12-38 Wed

"If what is won is by force it can be wested away by force & there may be cause to rue the matter.  Do not persist in the contention. Quit while you are ahead!"  

It reminds me of the current discussions about using the sword to spread religion - see 4421  & the Pope's problems. It also reminds me of my favorite cult movie El TOPO - by Alejandro Jodorowsky. 

We'll see what the rest of the day brings.

BTW Yi Jing Wilhelm comments & more here.


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  1. contention
  2. hex 6
  3. line 1

Comments


Mark de LA says
seth 2008-12-31 09:33:36 4462
Well the IDF seems to think that they can end Hamas in Gaza by force, once and for all.  That seems to be their aim. Wouldn't that be a sweet victory against terrorism in the Middle East.  But does it work that way? And if not, then why try to do it anyway?
I suspect they are tired of having Hamas lob rockets into their towns.  The hexagram is seems to be about the many facets of the RWG which is the game being played there in the Middle East - especially around Israel. It seems headed for a Hiroshima. The last line (remember the item subject) says it all (fighting without end)! Here is a cartoon that explains it better:


Mark de LA says
This line of the I Ching (Yi King) so appropriate for today in the context of the Israel v Gaza (Hamas) conflict escalating out of control.  Too bad neither side will get the point!


Mark de LA says

Nine at the top means:
Even if by chance a leather belt is bestowed on one,
By the end of a morning
It will have been snatched away three times.

Here we have someone who has carried a conflict to the bitter end and has triumphed. He is granted a decoration, but his happiness does not last. He is attacked again and again, and the result is conflict without end.



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