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The original Richard Wilhelm translation for the hexagram line...


家人

Hexagram 37
Chia Jên - The Family [The Clan]

yang
yang above: Sun / The Gentle, Wind
yin
yang
yin below: Li / The Clinging, Fire
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Hexagram Thirty-Seven/Line Two


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

'The milkmaid' - Johannes Vermeer (1632 - 1675)
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - Holland


The wife must always be guided by the will of the master of the house, be he father, husband, or grown son. Her place is within the house. There, without having to look for them, she has great and important duties. She must attend to the nourishment of her family and to the food for the sacrifice. In this way she becomes the centre of the social and religious life of the family, and her perseverance in this position brings good fortune to the whole house.
In relation to general conditions, the counsel given here is to seek nothing by means of force, but quietly to confine oneself to the duties at hand.



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