Sequence of the Gua
When increase continues to excess, surely it will burst. Thus, after Increasing, eliminating hesitation follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Water of the lake accumulates in Heaven. An image of Eliminating. In correspondence with this, the superior person bestows his wealth upon those below him and considers not his own merits.
Eliminating. Declaring at the king’s court; sincerely howling: there is adversity. Notify one’s own city: unfavorable to use arms, favorable to have somewhere to go.
Commentary on the Decision
Eliminating. It is a resolution to eliminate something. The firm eliminate the yielding.
Strong and joyous. Eliminate with harmony. Declaring at the king’s court. A yielding mounts on five firms.
Sincerely howling. There is adversity. Exposing the danger is to make the elimination brilliant.
Notifying one’s own city, unfavorable to use arms. Relying on arms, there is no way out.
Favorable to have somewhere to go. After the firms grow, the elimination will be ended.