Wednesday, February 24, 2016

10

10
IN keeping the spirit and the vital soul together,
Are you able to maintain their perfect harmony?
In gathering your vital energy to attain suppleness,
Have you reached the state of a new-born babe?
In washing and clearing your inner vision,
Have you purified it of all dross?
In loving your people and governing your state,
Are you able to dispense with cleverness?
In the opening and shutting of heaven's gate,
Are you able to play the feminine part?
Enlightened and seeing far into all directions,
Can you at the same time remain detached and
 non-active?
Rear your people!
Feed your people!
Rear them without claiming them for your own!
Do your work without setting any store by it!
Be a leader, not a butcher!
This is called hidden Virtue.


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


ACCORD


                                    
Act
Without presuming

Follow

Keep spirit/ gravity  

In harmony
This I will call
The vertical scale
Fulcrum is my heart
Feel this first
In myself
Others later
My center
Is this harmony
Point fulcrum
Is controlled
By harmony
At no time
Be Sidetracked
From Masters
Giving birth
To a new student
Each student
Is a new idea
Ching
To merge
Follow/listen
Chi for practice
Shen to give birth to
New ideas
Once I create
The new
Cannot claim it
As my own
If I do
It interferes
With the process
Of knowing myself
Each time
An idea is born
A new universe
Is created
Heart felt
Is perfect harmony
I must put it
Where it is not
First in my body
And then in others
It should make me feel
Like a new borne babe
Perfect harmony
Not too tight
Not to lose
Not to grounded
Not to aloof
Do not fall
Do not lose
Do not jump to conclusions
Do not lose interest
Doing Tai Chi Chuan
The path to the above
Be aware
Of my center
Fulcrum
Always
How it is affected by
Outside/inside influences
Be able
To change with change
But stay centered
This is the perfect harmony
Perfect virtue
Is being aware
Of others centers
Tai Chi Chuan
Is being able
To ward off
Those who would
Affect my center
I have reached
Tai Chi Chuan
When I get
A new idea/feeling
Each day
Like a baby’s
New day
Being in control
Of my center
In keeping
Spirit/gravity together
Able to maintain
My fulcrum  
Have I lost
My fear of falling
I found my fulcrum
If all my joints
Are open
Then I am
A newborn babe
Balancing my
Body inside
To outside
Do not possess
Students
Because they are
Not mine
Open joints
Means
Open heart
Perfect harmony
Is the merging
Of the spirit/gravity
Learn the form
Perfect alignment
So chi
Can flow
Thru me
To the earth/China
Energy ascends
Understanding
My own energy
How to control it
Teaching others
Push hands
Demonstrates
Warriors
Be the fulcrum
Between
Spirit/gravity
Spirit/gravity
In perfect harmony
They met
In the womb
Undo
Past influence
Avoid before
Follow after
My heart
This is the hidden virtue
Merge
Spirit/gravity
Then I have Tai Chi Chuan
Merge with another person
I have push hands harmony
Merge
Spirit/gravity
Find elasticity
Unknot (nots)
In the elastic band
Connect band
To others
Introduce  
The worthy
To the elasticity
Ching, Chi and Shen
Come together only
When I am plumb
With the lineage
Earth/China
Maintain harmony
With the Masters
They will work
Thru me
Teaching
Keep
Spirit/gravity
At an equal point
Tai Chi is
The balancing point
Spirit/gravity
Together in perfect harmony
Undoing
More and more
Less and less
To the point of
Less is more
Love my student
Without being/getting
Involved
In their lives
Treat a problem
Like a
Receptive female
Let her rise up over me
If I do
I will then be under
Her center of gravity
This is kow towing
Supporting her
Merging
With the Masters
Will lead to the return
To youth
Hug
Students/opponents
A horizontal support
Ultimate goal
Of Tai Chi Chuan
Love my body/soul
Purify!
Teaching
In keeping
Spirit/gravity together
I am able
To maintain
My fulcrum
Merging with people
This is Tai Chi Chuan
Kai He style
Brings spirit/gravity
Together
Into perfect postures
With Jing/Chi
Keep
Dragon/Phoenix
Together
Negate cleverness
Giving birth
Shape without possessive
Honor Masters
Serve
Without reward
In class
Lead
Without
Dominating
Tiger
Spirit
Tiger
Form
Is Tai Chi Chuan
Oneness
Wed
Spirit/gravity
To the singleness
Earth is one
With the universe
Oneness
Is being connected
To the Masters
Above spirit (Masters)
Below body (earth/China)
Merging
Waist is the gateway
Perfect harmony
With others
Masters/students/opponents
And nature
Avoid conflict
Stay in
Yu Pei Shih
Gathering chi
Concentrating
Make it as it was
When I was a child
This is Taoist notion
Of returning
To youth
My mind
Penetrates
Every cell
Of the my body
Enlightened
Seeing far
Into all directions
Keep the Masters
And me together
During practice
Concentrate
Dispense
Cleverness
Causes one to
Think of ways
To avoid practice
Open gate
Of ideas/feelings
Get new ideas
Work on it while
Shutting of other
New ideas
Until the present
One in understand
Stay soft/receptive
To new feelings
During push hands
With other
Project my energy
Into the future/past
At same time
Remain detached
Use no intent
Combined with
Apprehension
Results in
Harmony
Become
A child again
I know I am
On right track
When emotions set in
Like a child
Concentrate/ control
My youthful chi   
Purified the most
Enigmatic insights
Cleanse past
Rid of nobody
Seems like somebody
Become refined
Limb and mind
Proceed without intent
Opening/closing
Should be like
A phoenix flying
Or Dragon stalking
They don’t think about it
They just do
Repetition
Practicing gestures
If I do not practice
Slow Set gestures
Over and over
I will never use will
Applications correctly
Mind
Is aware of everything
But appears calm
With no intent
Is harmony
Tai Chi Chuan
Finds all things
Sustain them
There is nothing that
Tai Chi Chuan
Does not affect
Produces with claim
Does all
Without boasting
Presides over
Without controlling
Embracing
The one
Hold fast to
The one
Singlemindness
Spirit/gravity
Are held together
In one encirclement
Keep from splitting
Ching
A desire
To create
Chi
Practicing creation
Each creation
Has the seed
Of thought
Of idea
Of next idea
Shen/spirit
Newborn idea
Outcome
Of the creative act
Results = new ideas
In addition
The desire
To have more new ideas
The circle
Is closed lop
Embrace the art
Never abandon
The lineage
Divide treasure and disaster
Where to halt
Having faith
Survival
Sensitivity
Wanting to be more yin
Creative
First kowtow myself
Then homage
To others
Merge spirit/body
To the Tai Chi
The movement
Of spirit/body
Clear and seeing
In all directions
To inner vision center
Love my students
Lead them
Without force
Have them follow
Take on the Master’s
New ideas
All the time
Heart leads
Head follows
Teach each class
Without a plan
Open
So Masters
Can teach
Thru me
Emotions
See heaven
In every direction
See
With Masters eyes
During practice
Be receptive
Of what comes
Thru the gates
Of heaven
Producing/developing
Producing
Without possessing
Doing without presuming
Growing without
Domineering
This is called
Enigmatic power
Can my awareness
Penetrate
My center of gravity
Infiltrate
Students/Opponent’s
Center of gravity
No
But harmony can
Merry spirit/body
Into a single gesture
Lasting 60 mins
Teach students
Without claiming them
Depend on no one
Leader leading
Be chief among them
But do not manage them
Free to learn
Head of head in
Head (mind)
Leading the body
A leader listens
What counts
Are worthy students
Continue studying
Spreading the art
Get a new feeling
Harmonize it
With spirit
Able to pass it on
Waiting for them
To ask
Both must play
The feminine
Remain detached
And non-active
Masters
Are unknown
To the unconnected
Can I find
The animal flavor
Apprehension first
Cannot find it
Look for the problem
In poor structure
Leaning with intent
Must feel
Not seek
Listen/follow
With apprehension
This is harmony
First find
Animal soul
Become an infant
An infant
Is much closer
To an animal
Less outside activities
Entertainment
Fewer unconnected students
To concentrate on myself
Once understood
Then help others
Love my students
Without being
Involved
In their lives
Confronted
With the power
Receptive female
Let her rise up
Over me
I will then be under
Her center of gravity
Who knows
The receptive
First find
Animal nature
Via Tai Chi Chuan
Physical perfection
Visions
Of the wild future
Harmony
Is in the heart
Heart opens
To outside
Via elbows reaching
Be a fulcrum
With heart
Heart
Before the head
Spirit/gravity
In perfect harmony
Alignment thru Slow Set
Teaching/sharing
Passively
Epiphanies abound
Merged
With Masters/China
Complete oneness
Tao #10 confirms
Is will show others
With my persona/form/demo
Only the worthy
Will understand/approach
Tai Chi Chuan
A tiger grasping prey
Ready to teach again
Teach only
Worthy tiger cubs
Keep spirit/gravity
In harmony
Once in accord
Teach virtue
Slow Set
With 3rd eye
Silent listening
Nose direction
Eat bitter
Touch 6th sense
Tai Chi Chuan
Merges spirit/gravity
Gives birth
To mystic gestures
Protocol
For perfect
Posturing
Aura/chi
Expanding
Beyond
Spirit and gravity
Oneness in harmony
In self-first
Then others
Body bow
To bow to bow
Receiving
Aiming to all
Oneness
With lineage
Ready to share
This art
As a conduit
Can I connect
Masters’ spirit
To China
Clear the way
For true
Ward-off
Rollback
Press
Push
Unite 7 chakras
Into Tai Chi
Gestures
Merge
Masters & China
In my heart

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