Sequence of the Gua
When one’s harvest is great and one can still remain humble, there is sure to be an outburst of delight. Thus, after Humbleness, Delight follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Thunder comes out of the Earth. Rising and stirring: an image of Delight. In correspondence with this, the ancient king composed music to honor virtue and merit; with ardent eagerness, he offered it to God and shared it with his ancestors.
Favorable to establish feudal lords
and mobilize the multitude.
Commentary on the Decision
Delight. The firm meets with response. Its will is fulfilled. Acting in accord with the time and moving forward; this is Delight.
Delight. Acting in accord with the time and moving forward; it is following the way of Heaven and Earth. How much more will it be so in establishing feudal lords and mobilizing the multitude?
Heaven and Earth move in accordance with the time; therefore sun and moon do not deviate from their courses, and the four seasons do not err.
The holy person moves in accordance with the time and situation; therefore punishments and penalties become just, and people are genuinely convinced. Great indeed are the time and significance of Delight!