Wednesday, February 24, 2016

26

26

HEAVINESS is the root of lightness.
Serenity is the master of restlessness.
Therefore, the Sage, travelling all day,
Does not part with the baggage-wagon;
Though there may be gorgeous sights to see,
He stays at ease in his own home.
Why should a lord of ten thousand chariots
Display his lightness to the world?
To be light is to be separated from one's root;
To be restless is to lose one's self-mastery.

Translated by John C. H. Wu
Interpretation by Bill Bernsen


ROOTED


Rooted
Means
Controlling /listening
Not departing
From gesture
Root/ control/listen
Other teachers
Arrive
A test
In someway
I failed
Other ways I
Succeed
Slow Set
Is serenity
To absorb
Push hands
Gravity
Root of spirit
Slow set
Master of spirit
Weapons
Master of moving chi
Beyond body
Push hands
Master of self
Lift a heavy object
Concentrate
On it
Lightness in things
Is less on mind
Less = lightness
Hollow
Is mind/head/torso
Then spirit
Full
Torso/legs
Then waist
The commander
Heaviness
Giving up to gravity
Becomes
Lightness of thought
Less on mind
More on feet = a tree
Master
Of restlessness
Is serenity
Serenity
Have food/clothing/shelter
But that is not all
Must have work  
Something to do  
To a mother
Work is her
Children
To an artist
Creations
To a warrior
Enemy
To a Master
Student  
Open hip joint
Masters’
Balloon inside
Heavy root
Nimble spirit
Opening
Master of Jing
Sincere
Serious
Strong
Center of gravity
Root
Of gesture
Finding
The center
Causes
Calmness
Be a spider
Stay home
Stay in place
Until the Masters
Want me to move
Serenity
Of a spider
In practice area
Legs
Root of gestures
Mind
Leaves of gesture
Prodigious
Tai Chi Chuan student
Can practice
All day
Without leaving
Foundation
Of the art
Do not miss
Day’s practice
How?
Reeling silk
With the previous day
In China
Heaviness or thickness
Of character
Meaning honesty
Generosity
Stable luck (openness)
Endurance
Focus on
Foundation
Once rooted
Be a tree
Strong able
To bend
In the wind
And I
Shade with
Serenity
Rooted
In both directions
Is connected
Spiritually
To the lineage
Physically
To China  
Lightly bend
Wrists
Elbows
Root deeply
In to knees
Secret
To elastic
Adhering
Being soft
Yielding
What softens
Hardness
Is the heartfelt
 
 Gestures
Rooted
Before movement
Tranquility
Goal
Of Tai Chi Chuan
Connect
To earth
To be as heavy
As the earth
Lightness (spirit)
Is the opening
Of the body/mind
Anchored
Using both hands
One rooted physical
And the other mentally
Is Tai Chi
Coupling
Anger
Up roots
Anchor
Negating centripetal
Chi
Tiger Sacrum = Tai Chi Chuan
Stay creative
In studio
Masters
Like it there
Be a tree
Passivity receives
Sun energy
Earth’s energy
Connect
To earth
To receive Jing/Chi
This is done
Via the bow/salute
Stringing
The body bow
Gravity
Root of lightness
Calm is the master
Of excitement
To contain
Something
Deliberately
Let it expand
Root (earth)
Spirit (heaven)
Heaviness is
 Root of lightness
Root = Calm
Extreme yang = yin
A tree
Grow from
The bottom
Up
Solid literary heaven
With the earth
As model
In Chinese heaviness
Or thickness of character
Meaning honesty
Generosity
Stable luck (openness)
Endurance
Root
Foundation
Of opening
Stretching
Bending
Relaxing
Root of speed
Strength
Root of root
Master
Will come
If tranquil
Mind
Imagination
Travels
Faster than
The speed of light
To not practice
Is to lose
One’s
Epicenter
Attempting to know
Opponent
To soon
Self-Mastery
Is lost
Present
Is the Master
Of future
Present
Is the Master
Of Past
I am the fulcrum
Weighing time
Relax
Stunning
Feelings
will go away
But still be here
Demoing slow set
Stills Others
Thoughts
Of a challenge
In Chinese
Heaviness or thickness
Of character meaning
Honesty, generosity
Is associated  
Bases
Of Tai Chi Chuan
Being light
Be aware
Of heaviness
Being still
Be aware
Of movement
When still hear
Others movements
Mental movements too
Moving make others still
Do not search
For answers
In other styles
Remain composed
Craving causes
Elastic cord to break
Hence not rooted
When quiet
Listen
Moving all day
Without
Losing root
However
Profound
The new feeling
Relax
It goes away
But remains within
Gravity
Root of grace
Tranquility
Ruler of movement
Everything
Must have gravity
Heaviness in meaning
Student hears words
They are light enough
To be carried
For a long time
And will always be
Engrained
To the teacher
Don’t give way
To lightness of mind
Or hasty actions
Both will throw
Center off
Heavy
In place
Gravity assists
Quiet
Hear gravity
If rooted
Remain still


Reach
Out mentally
Extend physically
Is Centrifugal force
Things affecting
The 5 senses
Temptations
Relaxed/indifferent
Root/tranquil
Gravity
Is the root
Of the spirit
Listening
Ruler of knowledge
Do not
Act lightly
With new ideas
Be rooted
In slow set
To understand
When a new idea
Arrives
Don’t be up rooted
Listen
Rollback, press and push
Into practice
Never separated
From the art
Always carrying it
Thinking about it
Fear of it
Being stolen
By a thief  of
Other obsessions
The worthy
Will have
Considerable
Ancient support
Gravity
Is the root
Of the spirit
Listening
Is the ruler
Of knowledge
Do not act lightly
With new ideas
Be rooted in slow set
To get ideas
Once they come
Don’t be up rooted
By other student’s
Feelings
The worthy student
Does not separate
From the art
Always carrying it
Thinking about it
Fear of it being stolen
By a thief
Of bad ideas
Spirit stillness
Where ideas
Come from
A good deed
Is the ruler of the day
If not a lifetime
Unfortunately
So is a bad deed
Work/play all day
Do not separate from
The chosen art
Gravity = Masters
Their knowledge
Spirit = Masters
How they communicate
Pain or pleasure
Relax and it will
Go away
But still be there
The worthy have
The lineage support
Connected to Master
The Master is
Able to shapeshift
Serenity
Comes from
Ancient support (earth)
Must give up to gravity
So the Masters’ spirit
Can return to the earth
This causes calmness
Just think about the China
To root and calm
Travel any where
In mind/body
Always stay connected
To the Masters
Travel else where
Others see/judge
The art
Constantly being watched
Never do anything that will
Cause the Masters
To lose face
Seriousness
Is the root
Of listening
Calm listening
Is the master
Of understanding
Can’t stand
Tranquil
Make corrections
One who practices
Lightly
Loses essence
Heart is free
Have courage
To survey it
Stay with new
Idea/feeling
All day
Forever
Root
Foundation of opening
Stretching/ Bending/ Relaxing
Root of speed
Strength
Root of root
Calm
Is the Master
Of excitement
Treating/reading
Tao Te Ching
The way I am learning
Tai Chi Chuan
Something new
Every day
Anchored
With Masters help
Results in lighter
More sensitive gestures
Stay in place
With stance
Reach
With mind
Stay with
New idea/feeling
All day  
Connect to earth
To receive Jing/Chi
This is done
Via bow/salute
Stringing the bow
Today’s lesson
Anchored
With Masters’ help
Results in lighter
More sensitive gestures
Stay in place
With stance
Reach with mind
Prior to this
I was doing uprooting
Be a tree
Tai Chi demo
As perfect
As a tree
Travel all day
In my imagination
Stay with
Body physically
Passive peace
Be fugal with
Energy and time
Energy is time
Well spent
Gravity
Is the root of spirit
Anchor at home (earth/China)
Intent up roots  
Apprehension anchors  
Calm down
To earth/China
Gravity assist
Anchors in place
Allows spirit
To return
To earth/China
Art is rooted
Creating is enlightens
Negate entertainment
i.e., others creations
Stay with my art
Root like a tree
Leaves resting
On the wind
The only time
A tree travel
Is a dead leaf
In the wind
Stay at home
I will not die
Negate entertainment
Stay in own art
Be an oak tree
Root/reach
Root to China
Reach to Masters
Opens waist
The commander
Earth/China
is the root
Tai Chi Chuan Masters
Find vertical fulcrum
Weigh all
Gravity
Is the fulcrum
Of foundation
Spirit rest upon it
No need
To leave
The fulcrum
Only the worthy
Will see my spirit
All see my fulcrum
Gravity
Is the root
Of spirit
Calmness is
The controller
Of anxiety
Stay rooted
In creativity
Ego negates
New ideas
Sitting is the bases
Of relaxation
To change with change
Slow set
Rooted to China
Tranquility
Of movement
Sitting
Is the bases
Of relaxation
And change with change
Negate entertainment
Tai Chi is Passive
Always weight
Do not separate
From the fulcrum
Concentration
Connecting
Past/present/future
With the heart
Travel
Spiritually/physically
All day
With Tai Chi Chuan
In mind
China is the root
And kow tows to
The spirit of
The gesture
Foundation/root
Allows the
Fulcrum/heart’s
Listening
Apprehension
Is the root
Of listening
Intent negates
Epiphanies
Root deep
Into the lineage
Flower into
The future
Slow Set
Is the root
Of applications
Partner practice
All day
With epiphany
In mind
Cannot escape
From an epiphany
This stays
All day forever
Calmly
Descend
To the root
Of the art
Then ascend
The spirit
Of the art
Heartfelt
Both incoming
And outgoing
Gestures
Stay deeply rooted
To germinate
New feeling/idea
Centripetal
Elastic
Gestures
Gravity/China/legs
The base
Of the fulcrum
Balance spirit/Masters
Once the spirit
Of the gesture
Is felt
Calmly follow

11-12-18











Translate

HIT COUNTER