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  1. Neiye - Section 3 - Multi-authors

    exactly the natural state is the standard precisely. the Taoist king keeps his people well fed and free of temptations.
  2. Safety and Efficiency of the Daoist Path

    Fantasies are usually quite safe to begin with. Daydreaming about things that do not exist is also quite efficient. By definition.
  3. Neiye - Section 3 - Multi-authors

    Actually as an homage to the trailblazer Linnel lets do this: Linnell: 凡 心 之 刑 the common heart has a standard 自 充 自 盈 Naturally full, naturally overflowing, 自 生 自 成 Naturally born, naturally complete. 其 所 以 失 之 The reason that it loses the standard 必 以 憂 樂 喜 怒 欲 利 Is certainly due to worries and happiness, love and anger, desire for profit. 能 去 憂 樂 喜 怒 欲 利 If the heart can leave behind worries and happiness, love and anger, desire for profit, 心 乃 反 濟 the heart then returns to being useful. 彼 心 之 情 The nature of that heart 利 安 以 寧 is profitable and peaceful hence tranquil. 勿 煩 勿 亂 when not troubled, not confused, 和 乃 自 成 then harmonious (so the standard) is naturally achieved.
  4. Neiye - Section 3 - Multi-authors

    None) Chinese really do not care much about understanding. This link just brushes the discrepancy away, saying that 刑 is 形 and that it. they don't ask why these homonyms are used in different places differently. Because they are amateurs.) I will try to post a correct transl.
  5. Neiye - Section 3 - Multi-authors

    also this heart it is not the ordinary heart, but the one within the ordinary (according to NY people have 2 hearts). Again the depth of meaning is lost on the translators.
  6. Neiye - Section 3 - Multi-authors

    here the keyword is 形 which is an external form, but in ctext it is 刑 (both xing, interchangable) which is normally punishment, but in this case it has a rarer meaning of a (moral) standard. In verse 1 it was jing animating the world, in verse 2 it is xing providing a moral compass. Translators misunderstand this verse as an instruction to reach a personal harmony (your heart), but it is the moral standard of the nation meant here.
  7. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    yes just like that
  8. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    certainly. 节欲 restrict desires v.10 节其五欲 restrict 5 desires v.7 心之刑(形) to cut heart v.1, 3
  9. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    which one exactly?)
  10. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    well, we know a thing by what it does. A table supports, a hammer hits, a stone just sits on the ground. What does Dao do? Maybe it creates the world, may be it manages it, maybe it makes plants grow. What is its function?
  11. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    because there is no other way) maybe it is, after all)
  12. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    It is simple. Working. What is it that Dao does?
  13. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    修 xiu is cleaning and the thing is, unfortunately there is no method to clean heart from desires in Neye. You just do it, simply forcing yourself to desire less and less. Sorry, there is no qigong in Neye apart from that.
  14. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    of course. far it be from me to hog a term. lets just make sure what we are talking about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhavana
  15. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    the issue is how the heart is regulated. With qigong or with commonplace morality, such as reducing desires? If the latter then its not 'cultivation'.