Sequence of the Gua
Proceeding humbly makes people feel joyous. Thus, after Proceeding Humbly, Joyful follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Lakes clinging one to the other. An image of Joyful. In correspondence with this, the superior person makes friends with people, discussing and practicing the Dao of Truth.
Prosperous and smooth.
Favorable to be steadfast and upright.
Commentary on the Decision
Joyful. It is a symbol of joy.
The solids are in the center, and the yieldings outer. Joy is favorable to being steadfast and upright. It is acting in accordance with the will of Heaven and in correspondence with the wishes of people.
When one’s priority is to give people joyfulness, they forget their toils. When people are willing to encounter danger, they forget their fear of death.
How great is the power of giving people joyfulness. It stimulates them to do everything possible!