Sequence of the Gua
Things cannot remain in hardship without end. Thus, after Hardship, Relief follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Rolling Thunder with heavy Rain. An image of Relief. In correspondence with this, the superior person pardons mistakes and deals gently with misdeeds.
Relief. Favorable in the southwest. Nowhere to go—come back, return to normal. Good fortune. Somewhere to go—no delay: good fortune.
Commentary on the Decision
Relief. Danger produces motion. Though motion, danger is removed. This is what relief means.
Relief. Favorable in the southwest. Going forward, win the multitude. Returning back brings good fortune. He obtains the central position.
If there is somewhere to go, acting without delay brings good fortune. He will receive merit by going forward.
Heaven and Earth obtain relief. Thunderstorm and rain come together. When thunderstorm and rain come together, the buds of plants and fruit trees begin to burst.
Great indeed is the time of relieving!