I-Ching (易经) can be considered the most important book in which Chinese astrological studies have been based upon and originated from. Its philosophy has later been adopted by biology, medical science, computer coding and more, as it consists the fundamental truth about how the nature of the Universe operates. But to prevent you from falling asleep, I won’t be going too deep into it yet.
Some very brief background for I-Ching newbies. The book was commissioned by Emperor Fu Hsi in around 3,000BC. It is not known who or how many people authored it, Confucius edited it in his lifetime some 2500years later. It is called – ‘The book of Changes’ and it is the relationship of all things created through a variety of trigrams and hexagrams and the relationship of Yin & Yang (e.g. female & male, hard and soft, life and death…etc)
The 8 Trigrams of the I-Ching
Some people see I-Ching as a book or Oracles, but more than that, it’s a book of life, literally.
Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA, is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. DNA is often compared to a set of blueprints, like a recipe or a code.
The basis of DNA is + and -. This is also binary code. Computer language operates on this philosophy and so is the basis of all human language.
So lets look at the similarities between the I-Ching and DNA. In his 1979 book Martin Schonberger (the author of The I Ching and the Genetic Code: The Hidden Key to Life) puts this about as simple as one can when creating a bridge between science, genetics and oracles.
Firstly you need to know that the I-Ching contains 64 Hexagrams – made up of 8 trigrams each having a relationship with themselves 8 x 8 = 64.
There are only four combinations of Yin and Yang, with the first two bars of the I-Ching. EG: If we said Yin was represented by 0 and Yang by 1, then the possible combinations are 00, 01, 10, 11. These four choices align with T, C, G, A, which then when multiplied make up the exact number of Amino acids that are part of DNA.
So…what does it all mean?
Here is some thinking for you to ponder on.