Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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14
LOOK at it but you cannot see it!
Its name is Formless.
Listen to it but you cannot hear it!
Its name is Soundless.
Grasp it but you cannot get it!
Its name is Incorporeal.
These three attributes are unfathomable;
Therefore they fuse into one.
Its upper side is not bright:
Its underside not dim.
Continually the Unnamable moves on,
until it rectums beyond the realm of things.
We call it the formless Form, the imageless Image.
We call it the indefinable and unimaginable.
Confront it and you do not see its face!
Follow it and you do not see its back!
Yet, equipped with this timeless Tao,
You can harness present realities.
To know the origins is initiation into the Tao.


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




Masters cannot

Be seen

Heard
Touched
They are silent
Elusive
Defy comprehension
For the unworthy
Once connected
To the Masters
Know all they know
I Understand
Add to the art
This can only be done
Thru practice
With them
Easy to break
If forced
Not sticking
Then dropped  
Go limp
If not concentrating
If dropped it
Cannot use senses
To retrieve it
Must use spirit
To pick up
Where left off
Don’t hold the ends
Of the thread
Only hold somewhere
In between
The two ends
One end by the spirit
Of Tai Chi Chuan
Other by gravity
This is the thread
Of the Tao
My journal
Is like a scroll
Which will
Never end
Blunts
Sharp edges
Deflates ego
Unties knots
In stomach
Softens glare
Humbling
All brings oneness
To the art/life
Where does it all
Come from?
The Masters
Cannot be perceived
With the 5 senses
Only way to know
Is thru the 6th sense
Center of gravity
Where all
Senses converge
So to get in touch
With the sixth sense
Focus on
Center of gravity
Then make decisions
Each practice
Should seem like
I have answered
Secret of Tai Chi Chuan
Reason
Center of gravity
Is the point
Where all the senses converge
If assaulted
At any of the 5 senses
Results in loss of balance
Seeing
A sudden bright flash
Hearing
A loud bang
Smell
A strong smelling odor
Taste
A bad tasting substance
Touch a push
The 6th sense
Adjusts
To the assault
Before they happen
Shield eyes
Cover ears
Hold nose
Close mouth
Jump out of the way
Cannot do the above
Unless calm/relaxed
Get control
Of center of gravity
Get control
Of 6th senses
The hidden treasure
Is formless
Soundless
Cannot be touched
The origin
Is the Masters
And 6th sense
To find
The Masters
Is initiation
Into Tai Chi Chuan
Celebrating
The 6th sense
Seeing so far
Seeing past /future
Listening so acutely
Hearing intent  
Spirit
Gravity
Man
Fuse into one
Become Tai Chi Chuan.
Look up at spirit
No top
Look down
At gravity
No bottom
At higher levels
Of Tai Chi Chuan
See spirit
Feel gravity
In self-first
Later in others
One who merges
Spirit and gravity
Past and future
Becomes at present
A fulcrum
  
Unfathomable
Unnamable
Because
Not open to it
Don’t show it
Don’t talk about it
When it is received
Now that I know
Look for it
In others
They that have it
Will see it in me
Don’t understand it
Not fused with it
Practice to find
Connection  
Find the formless
Perfect alignment
Soundless
No intent
Not connected
It is formless
It is soundless
Cannot touch it
Nor understand it
Practice the formless
Until it is expressed
Music
Only I can hear it
Perfumes
Of water
Taste
Like air
Heart felt touch
All the above
Added up
Sixth sense
Sense
The Masters
With
The sixth sense
Jing/Chi
Connection
To the gestures
Initiation
To Tai Chi Chuan
Masters
Spirit correction
Shapeless
Mute
Intangible
Immeasurable
Unnamable
Unless I am worthy
Cannot see
Energy
In a spring
Do sense it
With the 6th sense
Vortexing
Energy
Of the mind
And Master
Is Tai Chi Chuan
Heart felt hugs
Are unseen
But felt
Masters
Are Ideas
The 6th sense

What is in
The hollow hand
The Master’s touch
Tai Chi Chuan is
Being the Master
Of the moment
Connect
To the present
Is wisdom
Of the past/future
Master’s finger
Intangible touch
Into the forehead
Is the Tao
Macrocosmically
The universe
Microcosmically
One self
The circle
Learn
Something new
Stop
Think about it
All day
Every second
Is new
Learning
Something new
Every time
I think about it
Opponent has
To guess the new
By then it is
To late
I have a new
New
Dwell
In the present
Instead of expanding
The present
Masters = ideas
Preparation
Is all
Taking place
Inside
Cannot see it
On the outside
Therefore it is
Formless form
Recognize
The roots
Is initiation
To the gesture
Fulcrum
The connection
To spirit/gravity
Know the lineage
They will know
And protect
Nameless
Is the lineage
Until they see
Worthiness
Listen to lineage
Elusive ears
Until they see
Worthiness
Touch
The lineage
Cannot feel it
Until they see
Worthiness
Reach
Tai Chi Chuan
No longer need
The form
Only the thought
Referring
To things
Mind relates to
The form
Of Tai Chi Chuan
Go toward them
See no front
Ward off
Go after them
See no rear
Roll back
Lineage directs
The practice
Entirely
Things which rises
Spirit and gravity
Are the thoughts
Hear blend
Into one
Touch
Infinitesimal
With the 6th sense
The beginning gesture
The essence
Main tread
Of the form
Sowing one gesture
Into another
A thought
Moves at
The speed of light
6th sense it
Combination
To fit previously
Thoughts
This makes sense
Vortex
Cannot see it                                      
Ching
Cannot hear it                                       
Chi
Cannot touch it
Shen that is
The Masters void
Is open
To the new
Is the most important part
Meet it
Do not see
Somebody
Seems like
Nobody
Follow it
Do not see its back
Somebody
Seems like
Nobody
Equipped with
Timeless Tao
Harness
Present realities
Equipped with
Tai Chi Chuan
Understand
Present energies
To know how
To look at nature
Is opening
Into Tai Chi Chuan
To know
The lineage is
Introduction into
Tai chi Chuan
Ideas
Practice
To know
The old
In the beginning
Of the lineage
Is a clue
To Tai Chi Chuan

Know
The ancient
Base cycle
Of the way
To master
The present
Clue of Tao
Master the moment
Using all
The past practice
Of Tai Chi Chuan by
The past Masters
Put into the
Present gesture
Secret
To Tai Chi Chuan
Is to follow
Follow
Ancient way
Master the now
Encounter
The Master
But do not understand
Front
Follow
Do not comprehend
Back
Hidden in plain
Sight
When getting
These ideas
From where
I know not
I get them
I forget them
But not
The way
Is always
From birth
Born again
Returning
To the roots
To death
Really birth
Know the Masters
Is introduction
Into the art
Tai Chi Chuan
Is nature
Expressing thru man
Bright shadow
Shady light
I can think
The opposite
Unrecognizable
Speechless
Spiritual
They fuse into one
The Master
Masters’ ideas
Yoke
Existing realities
Know Masters
Initiation
To Tai Chi Chuan
Beyond all
Doggedness
To the unworthy
The imagined
Masters
Origin of all
Spirit
Of the lineage
With 6th sense

Harness

The moment
To know
The lineage
Is the secret
The 5 senses
Cannot locate
The lineage
Only the 6th sense
Can invite
The Masters
To my practice
Master Lieh-tzu
Working here?
Worthy
Awareness

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