Sequence of the Gua
Things cannot forever be in an excessive state. Thus, after Great Exceeding, Darkness follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Water flows on twice over, Darkness is doubled. In correspondence with this, the superior person cultivates and practices virtue constantly and responds through teaching.
Doubled darkness. Be sincere and truthful. Rely on heart and mind. Prosperous and smooth; Deeds will be honored.
Commentary on the Decision
Darkness is doubled. Dangers succeed one after another.
Water flows and fills, not accumulating but running. Pass through dangerous places; never lose self-confidence.
Rely on heart and mind. The firm are in the central places. Deeds will be honored. going forward, there is success.
The danger in Heaven, no one can ascend. The danger on Earth, there are mountains and rivers.
Kings and princes took advantage of these dangerous situations to protect their realms.
It is great indeed, at the proper time, to take advantage of these dangerous situations.