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One of the most ancient texts known to man, the I Ching has been used across the generations for an almost endless variety of purposes. This circular arrangement of the 64 hexagons adds something unique: we ring through all the changes of this life only to end up back where we started, exasperated and exulting at the infinity from which we spring and to which we must return.
It has been merged with a circular representation of our genetic code, because both are organized in a quaternary system of numbers: four bases in DNA and RNA, and four diagrams of the I Ching. Both systems have 64 combinations: triple-base genetic codons and hexagrams for the I Ching. This surprising correlation between base sequencing and dui gua is one of the internet's greatest rabbit holes, please enjoy.
Of course, the fact that stewardship of this piece is passed to the person who can first navigate through a small part of a universal library, which is itself built out of endlessly repeating hexagons, is just a happy coincidence. I swear.
Proof of devoted learning. The most precisely creative people, capable of meandering meaningfully the paradoxical middle way, are welcome to claim stewardship of these pieces. In German, "lehren" means "teach", and "lernen" means learn. Here lies the linguistic fact that teaching and learning are not separate, not even opposite: when I teach, I learn; when I learn, I teach. Come and wander the universal library with us for a chance to (l)earn (te)each peace.
Hold fast to the great thought and all the world will come to you, harmless, peaceable, serene.
Walking around, we stop for music, for food. But if you taste the Way it’s flat, insipid. It looks like nothing much, it sounds like nothing much. And yet you can’t get enough of it.
This is called the small dark light: the soft, the weak prevail over the hard, the strong.