The Principle of I CHING Changes
I always wonder how chinese YI JING 易經 interpreted as I CHING until I realised that the word 易 and 一 have similar pronunciation and predicted that people in the past may take it wrongly to understand it as 一 “one”, therefore it might be once named as 1 CHING and later corrected it as I CHING. Anyway, I CHING and YI JING are similar to chinese word of 易經。
I CHING written in text during period of Dynasty Zhou in 1000–750 BC. I love I CHING and been practising it for years and I would love to share it to the world how I CHING works. Because it is a combination wisdom of philosophy, science, cosmology, mathematics and morality. Aside from divination, it's important to understand the principles of the Changes 易. The Living I Ching is designed to be read sequentially to allow just such an exploration of the Changes' underlying meanings.This sequence consists of stages as below :
——WU JI 無極 the limitless derivated YOU JI 有极 the unlimitness which named TAI JI 太极. TAI JI 太极 tranformed two forces of YIN and YANG. These two forces manifested SI XIANG 四象 representing four phenomena which are SHAO YANG 少陽，SHAO YIN 少陰， LAO YANG 老陽 and LAO YIN 老陰. Four phenoma exploded into a system called BA GUA 八卦 finally aderivation of Sixty-four Hexagrams 六十四卦.——
WU JI 無極 and TAI JI 太極——The limitless and unlimitness. As such it can be understand easier as the condition before and after Big Bang. It could be seen as sequence of “nothingness” to “infinite”because to have or have not are simply contradictory process.
Yin and Yang 陰陽——Yin and Yang are the first separation after limitlessness.
The Four Phenomena 四象——Yin and Yang take on their first pairings with one another, forming four combinations. And there we have four direction of EAST, WEST, NORTH, SOUTH which each of it has mythical statue to represent.
Eight Trigrams BA GUA 八卦——This is the Early Heaven BA GUA of Fu Xi's 伏羲 arrangement. Opposite trigrams are arranged across from one another.
Sixty-Four Hexagrams 64卦——It is read from the top and center outward on either side. One begins from heaven (at the “top” of the circle) and meets the other side at the “bottom” on earth. One can begin from heaven, only to find all lines reversing themselves after passing the point marked by earth.A blank band between the fifth and sixth circle marks King Wen's revolutionary rearrangement of the Eight Trigrams and the Sixty-Four Hexagrams.
The Later Heaven Eight Trigrams BA GUA 後天八卦——King Wen's Eight Trigrams BA GUA pattern, expressing the cyclical, seasonal, and directional nature of change. This pattern unites the Five Elements 五行 and the Eight Trigrams 八卦.
Of far greater significance than the use of the Principle of Changes as an oracle is its other use, namely as a book of wisdom. Laotse 老子 contributed to this book, and some of his profoundest aphorisms were inspired. Indeed, his whole thought is permeated with its teachings. Confucius by Kungtse 孔子 too contributed and devoted himself to reflection upon it. The Book of Changes as edited and annotated by Confucius is the version that has come down to our time.
Later, I will try my very best to compose in english text showing the very basic use of ancient divination named XIAO LIU REN 小六壬.