Sequence of the Gua
When growing upward goes on without stopping, surely one will become exhausted. Thus after Growing Upward, Exhausting follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Lake without water. An image of Exhausting. In correspondence with this, the superior person spares no effort in fulfilling his inspiration.
Exhausting. Prosperous and smooth. Being steadfast and upright. Great person: good fortune. No fault. There are words not believed.
Commentary on the Decision
Exhausting. The firm is covered.
Facing danger, still be joyous. In an exhausting situation one does not lose his prosperity and smoothness; only the superior person is able to do it.
Being steadfast and upright. Only the great person possess these traits. It will bring about good fortune because he is firm and central.
There are words not believed. He who considers the words important falls into exhaustion.