Sequence of the Gua
When one is humble and full of delight; surely people will come to follow. Thus, after Delight comes Following.
Commentary on the Symbol
Thunder in the midst of Lake.*
An image of Following. In correspondence with this, the superior person withdraws for rest when the sun goes down.
Following. Sublimely prosperous and smooth. Favorable to be steadfast and upright. No fault.
* According to King Wen’s arrangement of the eight primary gua, Thunder symbolizes the sun rising in the east, and Lake the sun setting in the west. Thus this symbolizes that sunrise will surely follow sunset, that time continues in the proper order.
Commentary on the Decision
Following. The firm comes and places itself under the yielding. Moving with delight. It is following.
Great prosperity and smoothness, as well as steadfastness and uprightness. There is no fault.
All under Heaven follow the course of time. Great indeed is the significance of timing!