Sequence of the Gua
Proceeding forward without restraint, surely someone will be hurt. Thus, after Proceeding Forward, Brilliance Injured follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Brightness has sunk under the Earth. An image of Brilliance Injured. In correspondence with this, the superior person remains in harmony wit the multitude. Covering his brilliance, yet his light is still shining.
Brilliance Injured. Favorable to be steadfast and upright in hardship.
Commentary on the Decision
Brightness has sunk under the Earth. It is Brilliance Injured.
Inside is grace and brightness. Outside is gentle and yielding. Confronted by great hardship. This was what King Wen experienced.
Favorable to be steadfast and upright in hardship. This is to cover one’s brilliance.
In the midst of hardship, nonetheless keeping his mind still and his will righteous. This was what Ji Zi encountered.