Sequence of the Gua
After a great harvest, one should not be filled with satisfaction and become proud. Thus, after Great Harvest, Humbleness follows.
Commentary on the Symbol
Within the Earth, there is Mountain. An image of the humble. In correspondence with this, the superior person decreases what is excessive and increases what is scarce. He weighs things and makes them balance.
Prosperous and smooth.
For a superior person there is an end.
Commentary on the Decision
Humbleness. Prosperous and smooth.
It is the Tao of Heaven to send its energy down shining upon all beings. It is the Tao of Earth to send its energy up linking with Heaven.
It is the Tao of Heaven to decrease the full and increase the humble. It is the Tao of Earth to alternate the full and make the full humble.
It is the tao of spirit beings to harm the full and bless the humble. It is the tao of humans to dislike the full and love the humble.
The humble is honored to radiate its brilliance. When the humble is in a lower position, he does not lose his principle. Thus, the superior person is able to carry his principle through to the end.