Re: I Ching/ Yijing (was Re: musicalexemes (was Re: Interesting Words)
|From:||J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, November 13, 2001, 6:36|
In a message dated 12.11.2001 05:02:23 PM, annis@BIOSTAT.WISC.EDU writes:
>> The I Ching is more rooted in the early post-shamanistic phase of
> >than anything Confucianist like the Book of Rites.
> Just like the Daodejing, the Yijing appears to be some sort of
>ink blot test, with everyone from scholars to newage gurus
>reinterpreting it in strange and esoteric ways.
> I think we are agreed then. I think the better interpretation is one that
sees these things in their original historical & cultural contexts but also
leaves certain flexibility for one to empirically update/adapt from the
original source/paradigm (IMMHO, any form/sect of religious faith or
philosophy that has this capacity implicitly with/in it has (r)evolutionary
::wipes braincase:: whadda mouthful...
czHANg, gigglabytin' @ himself