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Symbols - What does heaven look like


The gua hexagram as it is in the I Ching








The Chinese Element to which it corresponds



The name of the upper Trigram



The name of the lower Trigram



The description of the symbol as it is given in the I-Ching


Thunder on the midst of Lake

An image of Following

In correspondence with this

The superior person withdraws for rest

When the sun goes down




This hexagram can take on numerous meanings depending on the context. 


At its simplest it means learning how to follow as opposed to lead and it also incorporates the idea of the strong following the weak. 


But in the context of spiritual experience it means that we have to learn submission





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