Sequence of the Gua
Where there is contention, a multitude is sure to arise. Thus,after Contention, Multitude follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Water contained under Earth. An image of Multitude.
In correspondence with this, the superior person embraces people and cares for the multitude.
Multitude. Be steadfast and upright.
For a person of noble spirit, good fortune.
Commentary on the Decision
Shi is a multitude.
Persistence is for righteousness.
One who is able to lead the multitude to persist for righteousness is able to bring peace to the world. Firm and central, he obtains a response.
Taking the risk of dangerous action, he confronts no hindrance.
Relying on this, he maintains public order, and people follow him.
Good fortune. What mistake should there be?