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  • 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

    Change at the beginning means:
    The influence shows itself in the big toe.
    Change in the second place means:
    The influence shows itself in the calves of the legs.
    Misfortune.
    Tarrying brings good fortune.
    Change in the third place means:
    The influence shows itself in the thighs.
    Holds to that which follows it.
    To continue is humiliating.
    Change 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.
    Change in the fifth place means:
    The influence shows itself in the back of the neck.
    No remorse.
    Change at the top means:
    The influence shows itself in the jaws, cheeks and tongue.

 
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