Primal Arrangement

I’m reading one of the oldest commentaries on the _I Ching_ (_Shuo Kua_) and am amazed at the genius of the Sequence of Earlier Heaven. I would have never thought to start a system of numbers using two and three as the starting point. This makes sense though. Two gives opposition, three growth.

I prefer the [trigrams]( to the hexagrams, as they are more fundamental. No trigram has balance within itself–considered in itself, each leans toward yin or yang. Only when taken with its counterpart is balance achieved.

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