The I Ching focuses on the belief that change is always possible, the only mistake in life is to be inflexible and not open to the opportunity of growth. It can be consulted about any situation where you desire to change an aspect of your life or your relationship with another. The I Ching seeks to make the most of any situation and to overcome the disharmony in a life. In I Ching In Plain English George Hulskramer has balanced several new translations of recently published versions of the I Ching to capture the essential spirit of this ancient classic. His translation opens up the meanings of the coins to a wider range of contemporary experience than is provided by Richard Wilhelms traditional translation of 1923. The multiple meanings of each hexagram are condensed into two pages that combine Buddhist and Taoist interpretations with the Confucian translations used by Wilhelm. The traditional Confucian version of the I Ching, which dominates Richard Wilhelms edition, emphasises correct behaviour and good manners while the Taoist and Buddhist schools, which flourished before Wilhelms visit to China in the 1920s, stress inner development, how to make changes to the relationships you have with people around you and how to manage change in your life. George Hulskramers synthesis of the differing versions of the I Ching makes this edition relevant for everyone interested in this ancient oracle. For centuries people have consulted the I Ching, allowing themselves to be guided by it in their choices and this new translation balances the different versions of the I Ching to make this ancient oracle work for anyone. George Hulskramer has also condensed the commentary on each hexagram into two pages to allow quick and easy consultation for todays hectic world.

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