According to the Interaction described in I Ching, the five fundamental elements (water, wood, fire, earth, and metal) have the Qi-xing (Spiritual Character) and Zhi-xing (Material Character). 14
The Qi-xing, which is in Heaven, reflects the interactions among the five elements.
The Zhi-xing, which is on Earth, follows the basic characteristics of the five elements. Continue reading “8. All animals are created based on the Li-xing (the True Character). Why is mankind the dominion?”