Sequence of the Gua
Zhun denotes what has just been born. what has just been born is in its childhood. Thus, after Beginning, Childhood follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
A spring flows out of a mountain. The symbol of an unenlightened ignorant.
In correspondence with this, the superior person makes every effort to cultivate virtue with resolute deeds.
Childhood. Prosperous and smooth.
It is not I who seek the ignorant, the ignorant seeks me. On the first divination, I gave light. Repeating again is contemptuous. Being contemptuous, I give no more instruction.
Favorable to be steadfast and upright.
Commentary on the Decision
At the foot of a mountain lies difficulty; difficulty makes him stand still. It is ignorant behavior.
The ignorant can be prosperous and smooth if he acts in accordance with the proper time and follows the principle of the central way. It is not I who seeks the ignorant. The ignorant seeks me. His will responds to mine.
On the first divination, I give light. He was firm and in a central position.
Repeating again is contemptuous. Being contemptuous, no more instruction. showing contempt causes ignorance.
Uncovering the covered is to nourish the correct nature. It is a holy task.