Each time I transalte this one it comes out different.
here is today's version.
to cultivate the qi you must forget to say "protect" (it means you need to still the thoughts)
focus the heart on action without action (make the mind follow the path of its own natural action rather than your imposed one)
understanding quiet is how to know the ancestor (meditating quietly is how to cultivate ancestral energy)
without action for who knows how long? (you must stay in this quiet state for an undetermined time, or you must forget about time when you practice, both meanings)
to become enlightened you must remain natural
to remain natural, you must not become confused
not being confused, the xing essence will stay by itself
when it rests the qi will naturally return (at this time the qi naturally does the cycle of zhou tian)
the qi returning will cause the elixir to congeal
at the centre of the pot is the marriage of water and fire
yin and yang mutually live, returning back to each other
suddenly everything changes to one burst of thunder
the white clouds move toward the peak
the sweet syrup must be overflowing
drink all of your longevity alcohol
so free and happy, who else could know?
sit and listen to the music without strings
the light and good luck will align at the right time
do this twenty times
and scend the ladder to heaven!
Lovely poem and very good practice.
I consider his main point as being "nature."