Sequence of the Gua
After Heaven and Earth have come into existence, myriad beings are produced. These myriad beings fill up the space between Heaven and Earth. Thus, Beginning follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Clouds and thunder fill up.
In correspondence with this, the superior person plans and sets things in order.
The beginning of a tiny sprout.
Sublimely prosperous and smooth.
Favorable to be steadfast and upright.
Do not act lightly.
There is somewhere to go.
Favorable to establish feudal lords.
Commentary on the Decision
The firm and the yielding united at the very beginning; difficulties come into being.
Movement in the midst of danger, great prosperity and smoothness comes through steadfastness and uprightness.
The action of thunder and rain filled things up everywhere.
At the beginning of creation, there was irregularity and disorder.
It was favorable to establish feudal lords, but unstable conditions still might arise