The Chinese word "Ji" literally means the triggering mechanism on crossbow. From this is deducted the meaning of the mechanics of things happening and also machineries.
If we break down this word, to the right is the word "Ji" which means to walk clandestinely. Therefore, the word "Ji" also implies the secret nature of the functioning of Natural Law.
Just as what Lao-tzu said in the "Tao Teh Ching" 64.1.1, "That (which has) not yet omened is easy to plot for". Therefore before an event is triggered, there are opportunities. This also becomes a deducted meaning of the word "Ji".Close