Sequence of the Gua
Things cannot go beyond the extreme. When they reach the limit, they turn back to the origin. Thus, after Falling Away comes Turning Back.
Commentary on the Symbol
Thunder under Earth. An image of Turning Back. In correspondence with this, the ancient king closed the gates of the passes on the winter solstice. traveling merchants did not travel, nor did the king make inspection of his states.
Turning Back. Prosperous and smooth.
Going out and coming in. No harm.
Friends arrive. No fault.
The Dao of falling away and turning back, in seven days comes the return. Favorable to have somewhere to go.
Commentary on the Decision
Turning back is prosperous and smooth, the firm returns. Thus, going out and coming in, there is no harm. Friends arrive; there is no fault.
Falling away and turning back in accordance with the Dao of waning and waning. In seven days comes the return. It is the Dao of Heaven.
Favorable to have somewhere to go. The firm is growing and extending. From this gua, Fu, one can see the heart of Heaven and Earth.