Sequence of the Gua
After Heaven and Earth have come into existence, there are myriad beings. After myriad beings have come into existence, there are male and female. After male and female are distinguished, there comes the relationship of husband and wife. After husband and wife have united together, there arrive father and son. After there are father and son, there come ruler and minister. After there are ruler and minister, there come high ad low. After high and low exist, then etiquette can be appropriately practiced.
Commentary on the Symbol
Lake and Mountain. an image of Mutual Influence. In correspondence with this, the superior person opens his heart and mind to accept people without prejudice.
Mutual Influence. Prosperous and smooth. Favorable to be steadfast and upright. Take a maiden as a wife. Good fortune.
Commentary on the Decision
Xian, Mutual Influence.The gentle is above, the firm below. The love of the two induces and responds; a union is formed. Keeping still and joyful.
The man subordinates himself to the woman. for this reason, there is prosperity and smoothness in being steadfast and upright.
Taking a maiden as a wife brings good fortune. Heaven and Earth influence each other; then all things take shape and come into being.
The holy sage influences the hearts of people; then the world attains peace and harmony. Contemplating their mutual influence, we can see the nature of Heaven and Earth and all beings.