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#17 ChiDragon

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 01:06 PM

Thanks a lot.

And here comes another one:

白雲朝頂上。甘露灑須彌

" white snow shows up on the top, sweet dew sprinkles on mt Meru"

I understand the expression "Mt Merru' as being the brain... Do you agree with this?

I am also wondering about the "white snow" and the "sweet dew": seen them in other alchemical texts, but don't know exactly what they refer to.


白雲 is "white cloud" instead of "white snow". Perhaps you might have a different view now.......!!!.


Edited by ChiDragon, 29 August 2014 - 01:07 PM.

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 01:41 PM

坐忘銘曰。常默元氣不傷。多言損氣。故貴忘言。陳養晦日。終日不開口。閻王難下手。忘言乃養氣之妙訣也。接氣布氣之術。皆祖於此。

坐忘銘曰 The sitting forget-not rule says:
常默元氣不傷: frequently meditate, the initial Chi shall not be disturbed.
多言損氣: talk too much will harm the Chi.
故貴忘言: Therefore, silence is precious.

陳養晦日: 陳養晦 says:
終日不開口: Close the mouth all day
閻王難下手: The King of Hell is hard to get you
忘言乃養氣之妙訣也: Silence is the best secret to maintain the Chi.
接氣布氣之術。It is a  method to receive and spread the Chi.
皆祖於此。It's all begin here.


Edited by ChiDragon, 29 August 2014 - 01:42 PM.

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#19 ChiDragon

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:15 PM

Remember this written in classic. It has to interpret with the combination of Taoist and Buddhist philosophy in this case.

養氣忘言守。
To maintain the Chi is by being silence and stillness without thought or worry.
 

降心為不為。
If you were intended to have a peaceful heart, then, it will not going to happen(because it has to be happened naturally).


Ref: http://www.sfzt.org/...ms/6/topics/831


Edited by ChiDragon, 29 August 2014 - 03:07 PM.

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 02:56 PM

Additionally, Harmonius Emptiness has offered his translation in his pp forum. http://thetaobums.co...ation/?p=516289
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Posted 30 August 2014 - 09:41 PM

降心為不為

Lower the heart-mind’s activity to no activity.



Sorry, Mr. H.E. didn't consider the clasic term, 為不為(wei bu wei), as a classic term,


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Posted 30 August 2014 - 11:42 PM



Sorry, Mr. H.E. didn't consider the clasic term, 為不為(wei bu wei), as a classic term,

 

Right, never heard of act not acting..  brand new...



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Posted 27 October 2014 - 02:58 PM

Each time I transalte this one it comes out different.

here is today's version.

 

 

1養氣忘言守。降心為不為。

 

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)
11動靜知宗祖。無事更尋誰。

 

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)


21真常須應物。應物要不迷。

 

to become enlightened you must remain natural

to remain natural, you must not become confused

31不迷性自住。性住氣自回。

 

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)

41氣回丹自結。夢中配坎離。

 

the qi returning will cause the elixir to congeal

at the centre of the pot is the marriage of water and fire

51陰陽生返復。普化一聲雷。

 

yin and yang mutually live, returning back to each other

suddenly everything changes to one burst of thunder

61白雲朝頂上。甘露灑須彌。

 

the white clouds move toward the peak

the sweet syrup must be overflowing

71自飲長生酒。逍遙誰得知。

 

drink all of your longevity alcohol

so free and happy, who else could know?
81坐聽無弦曲。明通造化機。

 

sit and listen to the music without strings

the light and good luck will align at the right time
91都來二十句。端的上天梯。

 

do this twenty times

and scend the ladder to heaven!

 

 

 

Lovely poem and very good practice.

 

I consider his main point as being "nature."


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www.daoistmeditation.com

 

please read my book "internal elixir cultivation, the nature of Daoist meditation"

 

 

http://daoistmeditat...theory-classes/

 

weekly classes in Daoist meditation methods.

 

 

www.chayotea.com

 

great tea from China and taiwan.


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Posted 27 October 2014 - 06:52 PM

Each time I transalte this one it comes out different.

here is today's version.

 


61白雲朝頂上。甘露灑須彌。

 

the white clouds move toward the peak

the sweet syrup must be overflowing

 

Hi SB, thanks for your translation. What do these 2 lines mean thou?


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