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small excerpt from a commentary on Yu Huang Yin Miao Jing

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Hi friends,

here is a small piece of translation work describing the relationship between the terms Water, Fire, Led, Mercury, Pre birth, Post birth, Yin and Yang.

 

This piece of writing divulgest a huge amount of code words from earlier Daoist writings that are hard to read without training.   This can help us a lot when we research documents like Wu Zhen Pian, and Lu Dongbin's writing.  :)

 

 

觉真子曰。金丹大道。不离自身三宝。

 

Jue zhenzi says: the golden elixir great way doesn't separate from the three treasures of the body.

 

后天水火。先天真阴真阳耳。

The post heaven fire and water is the real yin and real yang of pre heaven and that is all!

人在母腹未生之前。

In the mother's womb before being born.

本干南坤北。

At its root Qian is south and Kun is north. (Chinese readers may note where the transcriber made a spelling mistake).

先天主事。母呼随呼。

The main activity of the pre heaven state is the mother exhaling and inhaling.

十月胎足。

Ten months is enough to build the fetus.

瓜熟蒂落。

A mellon ripens from its base.

一个筋斗下地。

And its sinews wrestle their way toward the earth.

哇啼一声。

It cries out in one sound.

先天气收。后天气接。

The pre birth Qi is passed on, the post birth Qi is received.

 

朝失中爻之阳而成离。

The day loses its centre line's Yang (the centre line is lost from the Qian trigram) and it becomes Li (fire)

所以离中虚。无也。名曰汞。

Because the centre of Li is empty, it is absent, its name is Gong (mercury)

坤得干宫之阳而成坎。所以坎中满。有也。名曰铅

Kun gains the Qian Palace Yang energy and is called “Kan” (water). Because the centre of Kan is full, therefore it “is,” its name is called Quan (Led).

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. (Chinese readers may note where the transcriber made a spelling mistake).

 

 

  (Led).

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