Hsien - Influence (Wooing)


     31.  Hsien - Influence (Wooing)

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

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