Sequence of the Gua
Things cannot disperse forever. Thus, after dispersing, Restricting follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Water over Lake. An image of restricting. In correspondence with this, the superior person creates numbers and measures for restriction and discusses a moral code for social conduct.
Restricting. Prosperous and smooth.
Not appropriate to be steadfast in bitter restriction.
Commentary on the Decision
Restricting. Prosperity and smoothness.
The firm and the yielding are equally divided, and the firms obtain the central places. Not appropriate to be steadfast in bitter restriction. Its way leads to the end.
Passing the danger with joy. Carry out restriction in the proper position. from the central and correct place, his advance is without limitation.
When Heaven and Earth regulate their restriction, then the four seasons complete their functions. When restriction is put into regulation, then resources will not be exhausted and people will not be hurt.