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I ching

  1. May 16, 2005 #1
    I'm interested in reading this book, can anyone tell me how they found it, and (more paticularly) for any eastern scholars, what the best translations of it are.
     
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  3. May 16, 2005 #2
    Wrong forum?
     
  4. May 16, 2005 #3

    Chi Meson

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    Personally, I never ching.
     
  5. May 16, 2005 #4

    russ_watters

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    But do you chong?
     
  6. May 16, 2005 #5

    Chi Meson

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    I Wang Chung occasionally.
     
  7. May 16, 2005 #6

    jtbell

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    I ching, you ching, we all ching for _____________

    (OK guys, fill in the blank!)
     
  8. May 16, 2005 #7

    Evo

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    I read it when I was 14, I barely remember anything. Are you planning to start fortune telling?
     
  9. May 16, 2005 #8

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  10. May 16, 2005 #9
    Thank you astronuc.

    Ok guys NOW you can hijack the thread.
     
  11. May 17, 2005 #10

    DocToxyn

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    HHHHmmmnnn.....I Ching.....you really shouldn't scratch or it will get worse.


    Seriously, from Astronuc's web pages, definitely check out the Tao Te Ching by Lao Tsu. Its a rather small volume that easily fits in your back pocket, but its full of great verse and serious thought. Sun Tsu's Art of War is another classic, less on religious practice and more on approaches to life obstacles, business, etc. Many business schools have this as suggested reading. If you get further into martial arts philosophy, check out Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings, a classic on swordsmanship and combat philosophy. More recent texts like Zen in the Martial Arts and Living the Martial Way are also good reads.
     
  12. May 17, 2005 #11

    Chi Meson

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    I'm very sorry. I couldn't help myself. :rolleyes:
     
  13. Sep 10, 2006 #12
    I started using the I ching years ago, and then learned Tarot. I ended up throwing away my tarot cards...but my roommate bacame interested in them lately. So instead I'm teaching her about the I ching. I'ts really a better system I think than tarot but I might be wrong. You have to try some to know which you prefer. But the drawback to that is it's less time getting really good with one system which is what REALLY pays off. It's not a game though, it's definitely an oracle.
     
  14. Sep 10, 2006 #13
    wow. you do realize that you are at the physicsforum not the psychicsforum right?
    Don't you know it's bad luck to believe in superstition?
     
  15. Sep 10, 2006 #14
    I've been working on that joke for years, I've just about got it right I think. It started with "I'm aquarius so I don't believe in stuff like that" (speaking about horoscopes)
     
  16. Sep 10, 2006 #15

    Chi Meson

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    Hey, the guy woke up a thread that was dead for over a year. I'm convinced!
     
  17. Sep 10, 2006 #16
    Necroposting. Almost as much fun as necrophilia, but legal in Morrowind!
     
  18. Sep 10, 2006 #17

    russ_watters

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    When you put two jokes in there at once, it seems like you are trying too hard. Try holding the second for a later post.
     
  19. Sep 10, 2006 #18
    what kind of attention span do you think I have? later posts?
     
  20. Sep 10, 2006 #19

    Pythagorean

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    The trigrams looks like an excellent way to figure out what you're going to do on a free day.
     
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