Sequence of the Gua
Those who exceed others surely are able to fulfill their duty. Thus, after Little Exceeding, Already fulfilled follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Water over Fire. An image of Already Fulfilled. In correspondence with this, the superior person contemplates the law of waxing and waning and takes preventative measures against possible decline.
Already Fulfilled. Even the little, being prosperous and smooth. Favorable to be steadfast and upright.
Beginning: good fortune. End: disorder.
Commentary on the Decision
Already Fulfilled. Being prosperous and smooth. Only in little affairs is there prosperity and smoothness.
Favorable to be steadfast and upright. because the firm and the yielding are in correct places and respond to their proper ones.
Beginning: good fortune, for the yielding is in the central. End: disorder. There is no way out.