I ching Author:John Blofeld The ancient Chinese I Ching is probably the oldest book in existence, and 2500 years ago it received the highest praise from its illustrious commentator, Confucius. The purpose of the I Ching is to provide a system of knowledge whereby man can analyze the pattern of changes in life goverened by the Immutable Law of Change. If, then, with the h... more »elp of this "book of wisdom" we are successful in attaining a deep understanding of the laws of change, and we can relate our affairs to the right point in the everlasting process of ebb and flow, rising and falling, we should be able to determine the best action to be taken in every event met in life.
this entirely new translation of the I ching has been especially prepared for practical use in divination. Not only is the language simpler than that of any other version, but it is also much closer to that of the Chinese original, for the translation has been carefully examined by Chinese experts who are also thoroughly acquainted with English. thus it is easier to use and much more authentic than any previous version.
John Blofeld, the translator of the I Ching, is already well know for his renderings of several important Zen Masters. He has employed his profound knowledge of the Chinese language and ways of thout--the fruit of some thirty years' residence in Asia--both in the work of translation and in the preparation of the excellent notes and the extensive introductory chapters.« less