Sequence of the Gua
When things becomes great, they require careful attention. Thus, after Approaching, Watching follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
The Wind flows over the Earth. An image of Watching. In correspondence with this, the ancient king examined various regions, to observe the people and set forth instruction.
Watching. Hands are washed, offerings are not yet presented. Being sincere and truthful, reverence appears.
Commentary on the Decision
The great virtue to be watched is above, gentle and obedient. In the central position and correct place, he exhibits his virtue to all under Heaven.
Watching. Hands are washed. Offerings are not yet presented. Being sincere and truthful, reverence appears. In this way, those below observe him and are transformed.
Watching the divine Dao of Heaven, the four seasons proceed without error. Thus the holy sage adopts the divine Dao to give instruction, all under Heaven submit to him.