Sequence of the Gua
For changing things absolutely, there is nothing better than a ding. Thus, after Abolishing the Old, Establishing the New follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Fire over Wood. An image of Establishing the New. In correspondence with this, the superior person rectifies his position and fulfills the will of Heaven.
Establishing the New.
Supreme good fortune.
Prosperous and smooth.
Commentary on the Decision
Ding. An image of a sacrificial vessel. When wood is put into fire, it is cooking.
When the holy person cooked, he was preparing offerings to the Lord of Heaven. When he made a great feast, he was nourishing holy persons and those with worthy virtues.
Through gentleness, his ears become clear and eyes sharp.The yielding advances and goes upward. It obtains the central position and finds respondence with the firm. there is supreme prosperity and smoothness.