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Yi Jing

  Chia Jên - The Family [The Clan]

     37.  Chia Jên - The Family [The Clan]

above     Sun    The Gentle, Wind
below     Li     The Clinging, Flame

     The Judgement

          The Family. The perseverance of the woman furthers.

     The Image

          Wind comes forth from fire:
          The image of the Family.
          Thus the superior man has substance in his words
          And duration in his way of life.

     The Lines

          Nine at the beginning means:
          Firm seclusion within the family.
          Remorse disappears.

          Six in the second place means:
          She should not follow her whims.
          She must attend within to the food.
          Perseverance brings good fortune.

          Nine in the third place means:
          When tempers flare up in the family,
          Too great severity brings remorse.
          Good fortune nonetheless.
          When woman and child dally and laugh,
          It leads in the end to humiliation.

          Six in the fourth place means:
          She is the treasure of the house.
          Great good fortune.

          Nine in the fifth place means:
          As a king he approaches his family.
          Fear not.
          Good fortune.

          Nine at the top means:
          His work commands respect.
          In the end good fortune comes.