The God Parable Intro 1-7 The Parable of Christ 19-28 The Parable of the Spirit 29-38 The Parable of Faith 39-48 The Parable of God 49-64

The God Parable
Hexagram Number 01
 Force/Persisting, Ch'ien (KHIEN)
Keyword(s): The Creative Principle

Symbolic of: the vital spirit of heaven 








The disciples asked jesus why he only speaks to the masses using allegories, fables and parables.
Hexagram Number 02 Field/Yielding, K'un (KHWĂN)

Keyword(s): Receptive

Symbolic of: a multitude of things

Mark 4:11 – “He told them, ‘The secret of the Kingdom of God has been given to you. But to those of the outside, everything is said in parables.’”
Hexagram Number 03
 Sprouting, Chun (KUN)
Keyword(s): Difficult Beginnings 

Symbolic of: difficulty in getting started

Parables allow deep spiritual truths to settle in without challenging the individual.
Hexagram Number 04 Enveloping, Meng (MĂNG)

Keyword(s): Youth 

Symbolic of: being caught

Matthew 13:13 – “This is why I speak to them in parables; though seeing, they do not see, though hearing, they do not understand.
Hexagram Number 05 Attending, Hsu (HSÜ)

Keyword(s): contemplation

Symbolic of: waiting

The masses could not see that god resides within, nor hear that the devil does as well.
Hexagram Number 06 Arguing, Sung (SUNG)0

Keyword(s): Conflict

Symbolic of: disagreements and conflicts

Part I – The Parable of the Devil Hexagram Number 07
Legions/Leading, Shih (SZE)
Keyword(s): An Army Symbolic of: the mass of humanity

Revelation 12:9 – The great dragon was hurled down – that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. Hexagram Number 08
Grouping, Pi (PÎ )
Keyword(s): Union
Symbolic of: a banding together

John 8:44 - You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire."
Hexagram Number 09 Accumulating Small: Small Hsiao (HSIÂO KHÛ)
Keyword(s): Restraining Symbolic of: some small involvement

Mankind’s evilness is rooted in selfish desire.
Hexagram Number 10 Treading, Lu (LÎ)
Keyword(s):Treading wisely Symbolic of: smug, self satisfied, self confidence

The ego, similar to that of an eye, cannot turn its sight upon itself. Hexagram Number 11
Pervading, T'ai (THÂI)
Keyword(s): Peace Symbolic of: rising above any problems

2 Corinthians 11:3 – “But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray…”
Hexagram Number 12
Obstruction, Pin (PHÎ)
Keyword(s):Disharmony Symbolic of: stagnation

This serpent is ego’s mind, twisting all thoughts back unto the self.
Hexagram Number 13
Concording People: Concord, T'ung (THUNG ZĂN)
Keyword(s):Companionship_ Symbolic of: persons with affinity for each other

Satan is the voice inside that defines and reaffirms the sense of self.
Hexagram Number 14 Great Possessing: Great, Ta (TÂ YÛ)
Keyword(s): Abundant Possessions
Symbolic of: having great possessions


2 Corinthians 11:14 – “And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light."
Hexagram Number 15 Humbling, Ch'ien (KHIEN)
Keyword(s): ModestySymbolic of: biting one's tongue

An illusion, convincing the world that he does exist.
Hexagram Number 16
Providing For/Responding, Yu (YÜ)
Keyword(s): Enthusiasm Symbolic of: an eagerness to begin


2 Timothy 2:26 - "And that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will."
Hexagram Number 17 Following, Sui (SUI)
Keyword(s): Following Symbolic of: joining in obediently

The Devil Parable
Hexagram Number 18 Corrupt/Renovating, Ku (KÛ) Keyword(s): Repairing the Damage Symbolic of: inner turmoil and disharmony

Part II – The Parable of Christ
Hexagram Number 19
Nearing, Lin (LIN)
Keyword(s): Conduct Symbolic of: different classes of people


1 john 3:8 – “the reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.”
Hexagram Number 20
Viewing, Kuan (KWÂN)
Keyword(s): Contemplation Symbolic of: looking, observing and confronting


James 4:7 – “…Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

Hexagram Number 21
Gnawing and Biting: Gnaw, Shih (SHIH HO)
Keyword(s): Biting Through Symbolic of: hate

The way to Christ is ego liberation.
Hexagram Number 22
Adorning, Pi (PÎ)
Keyword(s): Gracefulness Symbolic of: poise, beauty and grace

Death of the ego strips the illusion of separateness.
Hexagram Number 23
Stripping, Po (PO)
Keyword(s): Disintegration Symbolic of: the finality of death


Reuniting with God, on earth as it Is in Heaven
Hexagram Number 24
Returning, Fu (FÛ)
Keyword(s): Returning
Symbolic of: a turning back


Living as did Jesus, immersed in God’s presence.
Hexagram Number 25
Without Embroiling: Without, Wu (WÛ)
Keyword(s): Simplicity Symbolic of: innocence

Colossians 2:9 – “For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form.”
Hexagram Number 26
Great Accumulating: Great, Ta (TÂ KHÛ)
Keyword(s): Restraining Force Symbolic of: a heavy involvement

Man’s full potential.
Hexagram Number 27 Jaws/Swallowing, Yi (I)
Keyword(s): Nourishment Symbolic of: nourishment


The Christ parable
Hexagram Number 28 Great Exceeding: Great, Ta (TÂ KWO)
Keyword(s): Excessive Greatness Symbolic of: huge excess

Part III – The parable of the Spirit
Hexagram Number 29
Repeating Gorge: Repeating, Hsi (KHAN)
Keyword(s): The Deep Symbolic of: the dire and abysmal

2 Corinthians 4:18 – “So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
Hexagram Number 30 Radiance, Li (LÎ) Keyword(s): Fire __ Symbolic of: clinging


John 14:17 – “the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.”
Hexagram Number 31
Conjoining, Hsien (HSIEN)
Keyword(s): Influence Symbolic of: something heartfelt


The spirit is eternal, living beyond the confines of this material world.
Hexagram Number 32
Persevering, Heng (HĂNG)
Keyword(s): Continuity Symbolic of: constancy

1 John 4:4 – “…because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”
Hexagram Number 33 Retiring, Tun (THUN) Keyword(s): Retreat Symbolic of: running away

We have been created in the image of God, spiritually.
Hexagram Number 34
Great Invigorating: Great, Ta (TÂ KWANG)
Keyword(s): Great Power Symbolic of: great wisdom

2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”
Hexagram Number 35
Prospering, Chin (ZIN)
Keyword(s): Progress Symbolic of: meeting the great man


The light beneath the voice of the self, as God is consciousness.
Hexagram Number 36 Brightness Hiding: Brightness, Ming (MING Î) Keyword(s): Darkening of the Light _ _ _____ _Symbolic of: a darkening

1 Corinthians 3:16 – “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?”
Hexagram Number 37 Dwelling People: Dwell, Chia (KIÂ ZĂN) Keyword(s): The Family -- -- - -- ---- Symbolic of: the family type


The Spirit Parable
Hexagram Number 38
Polarising, K'uei (KHWEI)
Keyword(s): Neutrality and Disunity ----- ------ -- Symbolic of: opposition

Part IV – The Parable of Faith
Hexagram Number 39
Limping/Difficulties, Chien (KIEN)
Keyword(s): Obstruction Symbolic of: great danger

2 Corinthians 5:7 – “We live by faith, not by sight.”
Hexagram Number 40
Loosening/Deliverence, Hsieh (KIEH)
Keyword(s): Liberation Symbolic of: freedom from or liberation


For the scope of the human eye is remarkably limited.
Hexagram Number 41
Diminishing, Sun (SUN)
Keyword(s): Decrease Symbolic of: loss


Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
Hexagram Number 42
Augmenting, Yi (YÎ )
Keyword(s): Increase Symbolic of: an increase


Locked inside all of us lives a powerful creator.
Hexagram Number 43 Resolution/Parting, Kuai (KWÂI) Keyword(s): Determination -- - - Symbolic of: resolve and determination


Matthew 21:22 – “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” --------- ---Hexagram Number 44 Welcoming/Coupling, Kou (KÂU)
Keyword(s): Tempting Encounter --- ---------Symbolic of: an encounter

The extraordinary power of faith and belief allows us to share in creation’s act.
Hexagram Number 45
Clustering, Ts'ui (ZHUI)
Keyword(s): In Accord Symbolic of: a gathering

Matthew 17:20 - "...if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there" and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
Hexagram Number 46 Ascending, Sheng (SHĂNG)
Keyword(s): Pushing Upwards ---- ---- ----Symbolic of: climbing, ascending, moving upwards

However, faith used to fulfill selfish desire is confining.
Hexagram Number 47 Confining/Oppression, K'un (KHWĂN) -----------Keyword(s): Exhaustion Symbolic of: oppression

The faith parable
Hexagram Number 48 The Well, Ching (ZING) Keyword(s): The Well Symbolic of: a well

 

Part V – The Parable of God
Hexagram Number 49 Skinning/Revolution, Ko (KO)

Keyword(s): Revolution

Symbolic of: revolution

Luke 1:4 – “so that you may know the certainty of the things you have been taught.”
Hexagram Number 50
 The Vessel/Holding, Ting (TING)
Keyword(s): The Cauldron

Symbolic of: a cauldron

The only way to understand light is to know dark.
Hexagram Number 51 Shake, Chen (KĂN)

Keyword(s): The Thunderclap

Symbolic of: thunder

John 1:5 – “The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”
Hexagram Number 52
 Bound/Stabilising, Ken (KĂN)
Keyword(s): Keeping Still

Symbolic of: stillness

We learn what we are, by becoming what we are not.
Hexagram Number 53
 Infiltrating/Gradual Advance, Chien (KIEN)
Keyword(s): Development

Symbolic of: gradual development

Individuals, bound by space and time.
Hexagram Number 54
 Converting the Maiden:Convert, Kuei (KWEI MEI)
Keyword(s): The Marrying Maiden

Symbolic of: a marrying girl

Like a dream from which we wake.
Hexagram Number 55 Abounding, Feng (FĂNG)

Keyword(s): Greatness

Symbolic of: greatness

Ephesians 4:4 – “There is one body and one spirit.”
Hexagram Number 56
 Sojourning/Quest, Lu (LÜ)
Keyword(s): The Stranger

Symbolic of: exile

This oneness carries many names: God, Great Spirit, Allah, Jehovah, Divine Creator, heavenly father, Lord, Yahweh, the Universe.
Hexagram Number 57 Ground/Penetrating, Sun (SUN)

Keyword(s): The Gentle

Symbolic of: the wind

Metaphors used to describe this source of everything.
Hexagram Number 58
 Open/Expressing, Tui (TUI)
Keyword(s): Joy

Symbolic of: joyfulness

Deep inside every one of us.
Hexagram Number 59 Dispersing, Huan (HWÂN)

Keyword(s): Dispersion

Symbolic of: dispersion

Beneath thoughts of the individual.
Hexagram Number 60 Articulating, Chieh (KIEH)

Keyword(s): Limitation

Symbolic of: limitations and constraint

Free of Ego’s grasp.
Hexagram Number 61 Center Accord: Center, Chung (KUNG FÛ)

Keyword(s): Inner Truth

Symbolic of: inner truth

What exists is consciousness.
Hexagram Number 62 Small Exceeding: Small, Hsiao (HSIÂO KWO)

Keyword(s): The Small Persist

Symbolic of: a tiny weakness or mistake

John 10:30 –“I and the Father are one.”
Hexagram Number 63 Already Fording: Already, Chi (KÎ ZÎ)

Keyword(s): Completion

Symbolic of: completion

The god parable
Hexagram Number 64
 Not Yet Fording: Not Yet, Wei (WEI ZÎ)
Keyword(s): Before Completion

Symbolic of: before the finish or the end




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