Sequence of the Gua
After Heaven and Earth have come into existence, myriad beings are produced.
Qian and Kun are the origin, the source of Creation.
Commentary on the Symbol
Wind and Thunder support each other. An image of Increasing. In correspondence with this, the superior person follows the good when one sees it, and corrects one’s fault when one finds it.
Increasing. Favorable to have somewhere to go. Favorable to cross great rivers.
Commentary on the Decision
Increasing. To decrease what is above is to increase what is lower. The joy of the people is boundless. Increase of what is lower comes from what is above. Its way is greatly brightened.
Favorable to have somewhere to go because it is central and correct, and is therefore blessed. Favorable to cross great rivers because the wood is floating on the water and sent forward by the wind.
Increase moves with gentleness and mildness it proceeds daily without limit.
Heaven bestows and Earth accepts. Thereby things increase without restriction.
The Tao of increasing always proceeds in harmony with the time.