巽 – Chinese philosophy and culture

xùn 巽

Xun (Wind)

“八卦”之一,画为“”。“巽”又为“六十四卦”之一,由两个三画的“巽”卦组成,画为“”。在“八卦”系统中,“巽”卦的基本象征意义是风,风吹拂万物,以柔和的方式影响万物,既有潜入之义,又有发散之义。“巽”卦由一个阴爻和两个阳爻组成,属于阴卦,在人伦领域象征女性。而且,“巽”卦中的阴爻居于下位,为阴卦之长,故象征家中的长女。

Xun (wind) is one of the eight trigrams, bundled together in the shape of . It is also one of the 64 hexagrams, composed of two trigrams like this . In the eight-trigram system, it symbolizes the wind. The wind blows and disperses gently and permeates everything. The term is composed of one broken line and two unbroken lines. It is considered a yin trigram and symbolizes the female. Since the broken line lies under the two whole lines, it is considered the senior yin trigram and stands for the eldest daughter of a family.

引例 Citations:

◎巽,入也。(《周易·说卦》)

(巽,意为潜入。)

Xun means to permeate things. (The Book of Changes)

◎随风,巽。君子以申命行事。(《周易·象下》)

(相随而来的和风,就是“巽”。君子以柔和的方式申告命令,施行政事。)

Xun stands for gentle winds. A ruler should issue orders and govern in a gentle manner. (The Book of Changes)

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