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  37. Chia Jên / The Family [The Clan]  

From the I Ching.
Presented without comment.

THE FAMILY shows the laws operative within the household that, transferred to outside life, keep the state and the world in order.

The family is society in embryo; it is the native soil on which performance of moral duty is made easy through natural affection, so that within a small circle a basis of moral practice is created, and this is later widened to include human relationships in general.

For there is nothing more easily avoided and more
difficult to carry through than "breaking a child's will."

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

The family must form a well-defined unit within which each member knows his place.

  • From the beginning each child must be accustomed to firmly established rules of order, before ever its will is directed to other things.
  • If we begin too late to enforce order, when the will of the child has already been overindulged, the whims and passions, grown stronger with the years, offer resistance and give cause for remorse.
  • For there is nothing more easily avoided and more difficult to carry through than "breaking a child's will."
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