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A study on Construction of Providence of Guàxiàng and the Time of Sexagenary Cycle in the Book of changes

  • 인문논총
  • 2010, 26(), pp.95-130
  • Publisher : Institute for Human studies, Kyungnam University
  • Research Area : Humanities > Other Humanities

Lim Byeong Hak 1

1충남대학교

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The time of sexagenary cycle is showed clearly in Jeong- Yeok(正易). In Jeong-Yeok, it is based The Book of changes(周易) and the Bible of Confucian. Jeong-Yeok and The Book of changes have relations the dual principle of the sun and moon(陰陽). The way of Heaven calling the providence of Lishu(曆數) shows in Jeong-Yeok, and the morality calling the Providence of Guàxiàng(卦象) shows in The Book of changes. The time of sexagenary cycle symbolizes the way of Heaven calling the providence of Lishu. The time of sexagenary cycle is composed of The 10 Heaven's Stems(十天干) and the 12 Earth's Branches(十二地支). The 10 Heaven's Stems represent the five elements principle. That is to say, jia(甲)-yi(乙), bing(丙)-ding(丁), wu(戊)-ji(己), geng(庚)-xin(辛), ren(壬)-gui(癸) pair off each into couples that symbolizing mu(木), huo(火), t'u(土), chin(金) and shuei(水). The 12 Earth's Branches contain the yungchiu(用九) of times(用九度數) and the yungliu(用六) of times(用六度數). The yungchiu of times is composed of xu(戌) hai(亥) zi(子) chou(丑) yin(寅) mao(卯) and the yungliu of times is composed of chen(辰) si(巳) wu(午) wei(未) shen(申) you(酉).

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