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)
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)
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)
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
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 )
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Symbolic of: joyfulness
Deep inside every one of us.
Hexagram Number 59 Dispersing, Huan (HWÂN)
Symbolic of: dispersion
Beneath thoughts of the individual.
Hexagram Number 60 Articulating, Chieh (KIEH)
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)
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