I Ching. Hexagram 10 is named 履 (lǚ), “Treading”.
Other names: “treading (conduct)” and “continuing”.
IN THE MANIFESTED REALITY.
The sun shines brightly in the endless blue sky. Life right now is an invaluable gift of God.
The sky is reflected on the surface of a clean lake. Now in life, the vibration of the Highest is reflected as much as possible.
The sun light the lake to the very bottom. The ingots of gold will flash from the bottom of the lake in the sunlight. A valuable treasure of gold will be obtained by a joyous accomplishment from the depths.
A wonderful golden glow of precious ingots will eclipse the sky itself! All attention will be concentrated on the extracted valuable treasure and heaven (God) will be relegated to the background.
ON SUBCONSCIOUS PLANE.
Wind blows the lush crowns of trees. All is vanity and vexation of spirit.
The trees roots penetrated deep to earth, and thin branches they approached to blue sky. Along with intellectual aspirations, there are businesses for material well-being.
Right under the forest in the earth, the fire flares. In this worldly bustle, the flame of deep passion flares up.
The flame will cover the entire forest and light everything around. There will be complete clarity and strong clinging with the situation. All the subconscious will be captured by the fire of emotions and passions.
Where yesterday there was a powerful forest, tomorrow fire will reach heaven. Where earlier there was a common life, tomorrow passions so will boil that everything else will depart to the second plan.
COMMON INTERPRETATION OF THE HEXAGRAM №10
IN THE MANIFESTED REALITY. Here is God. God is supplanted by a small valuable treasure, obtained by a joyous fulfillment. So, ENJOYMENT takes all our attention to ourselves, forcing us to forget about the rest of the world. ON A SUBTLE PLANE, fire rages, devouring its environment (wood). Wind ignites flames of passion. All the properties of fire are amplified: light-giving, clarity and clinging (fire clings to the firewood). Interrelation becomes very strong, very close. The relationship will become completely clear. ENJOYMENT.
The situation is at the same time the most beautiful – this is a manifested level and extremely dangerous – it’s a subconscious level. At the slightest negligence, the flame of fire from the subconscious level will spread into the manifested reality, changing it in the most cardinal way. In which case God (heaven) will leave displayed reality. Passion will remove Supreme entirely. Only a very strong person will cope with this situation. Only this one will be able to truly ENJOY and at the same time keep connection with the Supreme.
Multidimensionality (opposite vibration)
Tread upon the tail of the tiger.
If it does not bite you,
Enjoyment means feeling comfortable, euphoric, and full of energy. Over-indulgence in any pleasure is as dangerous as a tiger. Taking too much pleasure in the taste of food might result in obesity and poor health, too much pleasure from sex might endanger your life, etc. To lift up from this plane, you have to be a really strong man, so that the tiger doesn’t bite you.
Positions to consider:
- “Enjoyment is an incredible energizer to the human spirit,” John C. Maxwell.
- “The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat,” Albert Einstein.
- “Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph,” William Butler Yeats.
- “Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything,” Magnus Carlsen.
- “Man needs, for his happiness, not only the enjoyment of this or that, but hope and enterprise and change,” Bertrand Russell.
- “The enjoyment of life would be instantly gone if you removed the possibility of doing something,” Chauncey Depew.
- “Freedom is not procured by a full enjoyment of what is desired, but by controlling the desire,” Epictetus.
- “The joy of life consists in the exercise of one’s energies, continual growth, constant change, the enjoyment of every new experience. To stop means simply to die. The eternal mistake of mankind is to set up an attainable ideal,” Aleister Crowley.
- “Enjoyment is not a goal, it is a feeling that accompanies important ongoing activity,” Paul Goodman.
- Indulgence in pleasures of life brings about disharmony and degradation. For example, indulgence in food results in obesity, apathy, and diseases. Short-term relishes are at the bottom of permanent suffering. To avoid treading on the tiger’s tail, one should better reject excessive pleasures.
- Taking into consideration just one separate aspect of the whole, we arrive at a seemingly truthful conclusion that enjoyment is harmful to the human nature. This highly limited viewpoint obstructs the picture of how joy and pleasure guide us in the life. Relishing life should always be considered integrally as a combination of all the feelings, emotions and physical states of a human being. Such state brings about harmony and celebration. Food that reduces the joy one gets from their strong body and active life, is excessive. Reducing the overall level of joy and contentment, it brings detrimental effects and is considered unhealthy. Focus your attention on the overall integral enjoyment, and the tiger will never bite you. Overall integral enjoyment cannot be excessive but requires a strict sense of proportion in every given pleasure. In terms of universal enjoyment, when identified with all the beings, service and sacrifice may be a peak experience of joy.
- The real enjoyment is in no way similar to a tiger and not at all dangerous. Real enjoyment lies in Divine unconditional love, in experiencing and observing it all around. Unfortunately, our world is full of egoistic conditioned love, which is the real tiger. How many bitten people are there around!
- “Pleasure is a shadow, wealth is vanity, and power a pageant; but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment, perennial in frame, unlimited in space and indefinite in duration,” DeWitt Clinton.
- “Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best,” Napoleon Hill.
- “Illusion is the first of all pleasurest,” Oscar Wilde.
- “The soul of sweet delight can never be defil’d,” William Blake. Marriage of Heaven and Hell.
- “And no one ever told me that love would hurt so much,
Oooh yes it hurts, and pain is so close to pleasure…” Queen – One Year Of Love.
- “If you ain’t living your life, then you’re dead,” Machine Gun Kelly.
- “Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure when he is really selling himself a slave to it,” Benjamin Franklin.
Author: Evgeny Kitanin (Vet Zatinus).