Sequence of the Gua
After Heaven and Earth have come into existence, myriad beings are produced.
Qian and Kun are the origin, the source of Creation.
Commentary on the Symbol
Heaven acts with vitality and persistence.
In correspondence with this the superior person keeps oneself vital without ceasing.
Sublime and initiative.
Prosperous ad smooth.
Favorable and beneficial.
Steadfast and upright.
Commentary on the Decision
Vast indeed is the greatness of the Initiating. It is the source of all things and regulates all creations under Heaven.
Clouds flow and rain falls. All beings complete their forms.
Greatly luminous, from beginning to end. Each of the six stages completes itself in its own time, as mounting on six dragons soaring in the sky.
The way of the Initiating is change and transformation, so that each being obtains its true nature and destiny and the union of great harmony is preserved. This is what is favorable and upright.
The Initiating is high above all beings; and thus all countries are united in peace.