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This is the best I Ching that has so far appeared.
Familiar with current historical and textual research, having no truck with 'ageless wisdoms' and leery of spirituality, Richard Lynn's translation of the I Ching as retranslated, explicated and interpreted by the young scholar Wang Bi and his followers, feels a world apart from that of Wilhelm.
[Lynn]'s provided us with the materials from which to reconstruct Wang Bi's vision of the text. The result is clearly written and presented -- the best entry into an I Ching world that we have so far.
Lynn has... produce[d] a translation of whose accuracy one can be optimally confident... [T]his is a solidly and attractively produced volume.
|General Remarks on the Changes of the Zhou||25|
|Commentary on the Appended Phrases, Part One||47|
|Commentary on the Appended Phrases, Part Two||75|
|Providing the Sequence of the Hexagrams||103|
|The Hexagrams in Irregular Order||113|
|Explaining the Trigrams||119|
|The Sixty-Four Hexagrams, with Texts and Commentaries||127|
|List of Proper Nouns||575|
Posted August 23, 2008
And is resolute enough to see past the superficial.. this book is very well done. It brought context to hexagrams I had been encountering and was unable to fully digest the underlying dynamics of, until reading the stories behind them and the hexagram origins. All that is required is going beyond one's day to day banalities/mundane realities into the deeper meaning behind what one is being taught and where one is being led. A must read for anyone that interested in going beyond using the iching as mere 'fortune telling', and has an actual interest in it's *study* and lifetime application for actual spiritual development.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 22, 2000
While a definitive edition, this interpretation of the I Ching has very little to offer in terms of wisdom to those who cast the hexagrams. I found it to be nebulous and almost completely unintelligable in its definitions of each hexagram.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.