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Yi Jing

  Hsien - Influence (Wooing)



     31.  Hsien - Influence (Wooing)

above     Tui    The Joyous, Lake
below     Kên    Keeping Still, Mountain

     The Judgement

          Influence. Success.
          Perseverance furthers.
          To take a maiden to wife brings good fortune.

     The Image

          A lake on the mountain:
          The image of Influence.
          Thus the superior man encourages people to approach him
          By his readiness to receive them.

     The Lines

          Six at the beginning means:
          The influence shows itself in the big toe.

          Six in the second place means:
          The influence shows itself in the calves of the legs.
          Misfortune.
          Tarrying brings good fortune.

          Nine in the third place means:
          The influence shows itself in the thighs.
          Holds to that which follows it.
          To continue is humiliating.

          Nine in the fourth place means:
          Perseverance brings good fortune.
          Remorse disappears.
          If a man is agitated in mind,
          And his thoughts go hither and thither,
          Only those friends
          On whom he fixes his conscious thoughts
          Will follow.

          Nine in the fifth place means:
          The influence shows itself in the back of the neck.
          No remorse.

          Six at the top means:
          The influence shows itself in the jaws, cheeks, and tongue.