Sequence of the Gua
Events cannot continue in motion without stopping; they must take a rest. Thus, after Taking Action, Keeping Still follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Mountains, one over the other. An image of Keeping Still. In correspondence with this, whatever the superior person thinks does not go beyond his duties in his position.
Keeping still, at his back.
Feels not his body. Walking in his courtyard, sees not his people.
Commentary on the Decision
Mountain. It is keeping still.
Keep still when it is time to keep still. remain active when it is time to remain active. When action and resting do not miss their time, their way becomes promising and brilliant.
Keeping still in stillness is keeping still in the place where one should be still.
The corresponding lines above and below are repelling. They do not respond to each other. Thus he is no longer feeling his body. Even walking in the courtyard he is no longer seeing his people. There is no fault.