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《家人 - Jia Ren》

English translation: James Legge [?] Library Resources
1 家人:
Xiang Zhuan:
(The trigram representing) fire, and that for wind coming forth from it, form Jia Ren. The superior man, in accordance with this, orders his words according to (the truth of) things, and his conduct so that it is uniformly consistent.

2 家人:
Xiang Zhuan:
'He establishes restrictive regulations in his household: - (he does so), before any change has taken place in their wills.

3 家人:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The good fortune attached to the second six, (divided),' is due to the docility (of its subject), operating with humility.

4 家人:
Xiang Zhuan:
When 'the members of the household are treated with stern severity,' there has been no (great) failure (in the regulation of the family). When 'wife and children are smirking and chattering,' the (proper) economy of the family has been lost.

5 家人:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The family is enriched, and there is great good fortune:' - this is due to the docility (belonging to the subject of the line), and its being in its correct place.

6 家人:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The influence of the king extends to his family:' - the intercourse between them is that of mutual love.

7 家人:
Xiang Zhuan:
'The good fortune connected with the display of majesty' describes (the result of) the recovery of the true character.

URN: ctp:book-of-changes/jia-ren2