Sequence of the Gua
When adornment becomes excessive, beauty comes to an end. Thus, after Adorning comes Falling Away.
Commentary on the Symbol
Mountain erodes close to the Earth. An image of decaying and Falling Away. In correspondence with this, that which is above becomes benevolent to those below as if building houses on solid foundations.
Unfavorable to have somewhere to go.
Commentary on the Decision
Falling Away is decaying. The yielding want to change the firm. Unfavorable to have somewhere to go. Little fellows are growing and extending.
Act in accordance with the situation and keep still. Contemplating the image, the superior person comprehends the alternation of increase and decrease, also the alternation of fullness and emptiness. It is the Dao of Heaven.