「《易》之為書， 推天道以明人事也」天之道在「始萬物」，「大哉乾元，萬物資始，乃統天」（《乾‧彖》）；地之道在「生萬物」，「至哉坤元，萬物資生，乃順承天」 （《坤‧彖》）；人之道在「成萬物」。此所謂：「立天之道，曰陰與陽。立地之道，曰柔與剛。立人之道，曰仁與義。」《易經》博大精深，尊為五經之首，良有以也。如此博大精深的《易經》，怎樣去把握當中的核心奧義呢？
《易經．繫辭上》曰：「易有太極，是生兩儀。兩儀生四象，四象生八卦，八卦定吉凶，吉凶生大業。是故法象莫大乎天地，變通莫大乎四時，縣象著明莫大乎日月，崇高莫大乎富貴。備物致用，立成器以為天下利，莫大乎聖人。」可見，離開了「象」 沒法了解《易經》！何謂「象」 ？《易經．繫辭下》說： 「象也者，像此者也。」象就是指形象、象徵。其義有三：1. 指《易經》中的八卦、六十四卦卦形及三百八十六爻爻形，即所謂卦爻象。2.指八卦所象徵的事物，如乾卦取物象爲天、3. 坎卦取物象爲水。3.指卦爻辭中所說的具體事物，如乾卦爻辭中說的“龍”，坤卦辭中說的「牝馬」等。
I Ching Philosophy
Dr. Alex Lo Kit Hung
Senior Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
I Ching (The book of Changes) is a book that pushes nature of heaven and earth to understand humanities. The way of heaven is in the “origin of all things”, “the great yuan, the beginning of all things, is the heaven” (“乾·彖“); the way of the earth is “Everything is born” , “To the Qiankunyuan, all things are born, it is Shun Chengtian” (”乾· 彖“); the way of human beings is “to be a million things.” This so-called: “The way of heaven, yin and yang. The way of standing, soft and rigid. The way of establishing people, the loyalty and the righteousness.” ”Book of Changes“ is profound and profound, respecting the head of the Five Classics, good and good also . How can we grasp the core meaning of the “Book of Changes”?
The explanation of I Ching, “I (易) has Tai-chi, it is a life of two instruments. The two instruments are four images, the four images are developed to eight trigrams, the eight trigrams are determined to be good and bad, the good and the bad are the great cause. It is the law of the law, and the change is very different. The county seems to be more than the sun and the moon, and the sublime is rich and rich. The preparations are used, and the stand-up device thinks that the world is good, and it is a great saint.” Visible, leaving the “image” can‘t understand the I Ching! What is “image”? “The explanation of I Ching” said: “The image is also like this.” The image refers to the image and symbol. There are three meanings: 1. Refers to the eight trigrams, the sixty-four hexagrams and the three hundred and eighty-six lines in I Ching. 2. Refers to the things symbolized by the eight trigrams, such as the heaven of the Creative (乾卦), the water of the Abyss (坎卦) . 3. Refer to the specific things mentioned in the lines, such as the “Dragon” in the Creative (乾卦), the “Puma” in the Receptive (坤卦).
I like the story of Lissa Lam, who has won the “I Ching” like the Sense of Love, created the “易圖思 mInd CHangING” mindfulness coloring book, invited social elite and many different groups, and jointly played the “I Ching” sixty-four new images, combined with the mindfulness method. It is more suitable for the modern people to enlighten the new path of wisdom of the I Ching, and the merits are uncountable!
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