Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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ONLY simple and quiet words will ripen of
 themselves.
For a whirlwind does not last a whole morning,
Nor does a sudden shower last a whole day.
Who is their author? Heaven-and-Earth!
Even Heaven-and-Earth cannot make such violent things
 last long;
How much truer is it of the rash endeavors of men?
Hence, he who cultivates the Tao is one with the Tao;
He who practices Virtue is one with Virtue;
And he who courts after Loss is one with Loss.
To be one with the Tao is to be a welcome accession
 to the Tao;
To be one with Virtue is to be a welcome accession
 to Virtue;
To be one with Loss is to be a welcome accession
 to Loss.
Deficiency of faith on your part
Entails faithlessness on the part of others


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


EPIPHANY




Whispered words
Only those
Who are heeding
Will hear
Warrior energy
Is the pure work
Of spirit/gravity
Heaven/earth
Masters/China
Revealed by man
Change with change
Faithful
Trustworthiness
Intelligence
Guidance
Straightforward
Authentic
Heartfelt
Have faith
In un-learning
Succeed
In addition
Imagine failure
I have reached
The fulcrum
Fail
Think succeed
I am centered
Get a new idea
Relax
It will go away
But still be there
With
Deeper insight
Whirlwind
Suddenly appear
A swift idea
Suddenly appears
From calmness
Idea
Does not last
The whole morning
It does remain
A part of me
For life
Perhaps beyond
In my writing or art
Recall
Past ideas
Remember whirlwinds
Just think about it
Vortex = whirlwind= idea
Ideas shaped
Like a vortex
They can spiral up
Widening as they go
To the top head
To future
Causing them
To spread
To others
Ideas can spiral down
Rooting deeper
Into the past
Idea should be
Directed down
First into
The ground
To root deeper
Then it can
Spiral up
To others
Idea can start
Anywhere anytime
In the ground
During slow set
In my head
Perhaps in my center
From others
All are the same
Be calm
To get ideas
Vortex down
To earth
Gravity
Will assist
Simple corrections
Will ripen
With practice  
I have lots
Of faith
So much
I want
To share it
Thru teaching
A whirlpool
Is an active
Part of the sea
Drop a needle
Into the sea
Needle becomes part
Of the sea
So to find the sea
Is to find
The needle
Because the needle
Is for me to “see”
Sharp point
A whirlwind idea
Does not last
The whole day
Perhaps the idea
Should be taken
Into the next day
This is reeling silk
A new
Feeling/idea
Can last
The whole day
Practice it
Confirm it
Only hollow
Gestures
Can fill
With Jing/Chi
Keep the word
Simple
Align
Misalignment
Will not last forever  
A great application
Will not last
All class
But will last
A life time
Cultivate
Tung style
Entice Masters
Only simple
Quiet gestures
Will ripen
Of themselves
My Tai Chi Journal
Recalling
Day-by-day
Idea-by-idea
Feeling-by-feeling
I cannot know
What comes next
Nor recall
All in the past
I cannot recall
Previous lessons
So I keep repeating them
This is practice
I start practice
With a hollow mind
Where do the ideas
Come from
From my past
I already know
The idea
From the present
The Masters are with me
Using me as a conduit
For their ideas
The above is the Tao
All the above
With love
Idea ripens
Thru practice
Decay during rest
A thunderstorm
Does not last all day
But I might think about it
For the rest of my life
Way more
Than a day
Who is the Masters’ author
Heaven (Spirit)
Man (practice)
Earth (gravity)
Kai He style
Will evolve slowly
Scales are
Quiet/passive
If violently tipped
Will return
To a balanced calm
Like the human body
Everything starts
With quiet/calm
And always returns
To quiet/calm
Stay quiet
Calmly
Listen
For what
Disturbs the quiet
The Tao = the Path
Tao is a fulcrum
Balancing all
In nature
Tai Chi Poem
Will appear
When I understand
Master speaks
I understand
Later
Don’t know now
But will later
Faith!
Some are chosen
Not even the Master
Knows whom
The Masters
Know why
Because of virtue
Allows them that are chosen
To continue
The work
Continues
Everyone will have
A specific job
Some for love
Some for money
Me I do it
Because I am ordered
To do it
By whom
Me, myself
If I am the master
Of myself
This is the secret
To whom
Euphonies
Don’t last all day
Nor do repairs
And hardships
Why do they
Suddenly appear
What causes them
The merging
Of spirit (Masters)
And gravity (earth)
In me
Concentrate on them
Will be trusted
With the art
Concentrate
On Tai Chi Chuan
Concentrate
On idea/feelings
I will experience
Tai Chi Chuan
These words
Spirit – Man – Gravity = 10,000
Only simple/quiet
Slow Set gestures
Will ripen
Of themselves
He who practices
Slow set
Is at one
With Masters
Ball game
Be at one
With the game
Understand Tai Chi Chuan
The author
Is Master
Who
Passes
It on
To the worthy student
Tai Chi Chuan
Ideas come
To me like whirlpools
Will not last
Entire day
Unless I practice
Endures them all day
The Masters
Will assist
Concentrate
On idea
Becomes the idea
Concentrate
On worry
Live then/went
Concentrate
On the now
Live now
Cultivate the art
Is being one
With the Masters
Lack faith
In the art
Masters
Will disconnect
An Epiphany
From the Masters
Does not last
The entire day
So
More can arrive
Make room
For more corrections
Thru undoing
Intent
Masters
Simple instructions
Will ripen
Thru practice
Have faith
In what I am teaching
Others will
Have faith and learn
With permission
From the Masters
Is one with the Masters
When the student
Lacks faith
In the art
I lack faith
In the student
Who quits first
Bring one
With the Masters
Results in
The bow feeling
The Masters’
Reward
Is my practicing
And understanding
Only simple
Quiet practice
Will receive
Improvements
New idea
Suddenly appears
Then gone
But remains
Permanently
The sudden
Passionate act
Is usually
A repair/correction
By the Masters
Doing push hands
The Masters
New ideas/feelings
Via the Masters
Be quiet and listen
New ideas/feelings
Suddenly appear
Like a thunder storm
Then fads
Into the distance
Concentrate
On Masters
Become
A Master
Started with
“Tigerback”
Then to mind
To gesture
And added heart
Mind-heart-gesture
Thru out
Form practice
Slow set
Is to hollow
And align
With earth
Oneness heaven
To earth thru me
How else
Will Master’s spirit
Reach the earth  
The above
Will eventually
Be one with
The universe “Tao”
Others lack faith
They are not worthy
I am cultivating
Tao in my art
Must know
The breaking point
To avoid it  
Physically lean
Until I fall
Causes
Center of gravity to lower
When I understand it
Forget it
But it will
Still be there
Become one
With whatever
By receiving
With the heart
Humble/soft gestures
Will evolve
Of themselves
Lack of trust
In the heart
Entails fickleness
In arms and legs
To be always
Upset
Is against nature
An emotion
Should not last
The whole morning
Or a bad feeling
All day
Watch the ups/down
Of nature and agree
Somebody seems like nobody
Nobody seems like somebody
Master’s simple and quiet
Statement
Reveals its meaning
In time
It sums up everything in
Push hands
Look for the calmness
In the whirlwind
It is in the center
Is the somebody
Seems like nobody
Where the wind is not
The nobody
Is being aware
That at anytime
I can walk
Into a whirlwind
Even the idea
Of violence
Cannot last long
Or can peace
But peace
Is dominant
The Master cannot
Tell a student
How to balance themselves
Student must
Feel it themselves
Little faith
Is put in them
Whose faith is small
I doubt
They doubt
Look upon
A period
Of slowness
As a period
Of clear weather
Follow
The spontaneity
Of the situation
Use the way
Become the way
Use the power
Become power
Use loss
Become lost
Use the Tao
Everything else is included
Power and loss
Just change like
Nature
Heaven (spirit)
Earth (gravity)
Creates the storm
But cannot make it
Last all day
Man can make
The storm
Last all day
Even all his life
Because man’s imagination
Is more powerful
Than heaven and earth
Perhaps
Abstaining
From thought
Is closer
To what Lao Tzu
Wanted
Slow Set will
Detain
Talkativeness
Sometimes the words
Are like violent storms
That may hurt others
Actual words last
Only a second
But sometimes forever
In my mind
And in others
Must realize
The reward
Comes from inside
Not from
Others
Be one
With the art
Merge with Masters
I will receive
Practice to make
A new idea
Last longer
At least until
I understand it
In all the forms
Only simple
Slow set
Corrections
Will mature of themselves
Tai Chi Chuan
Takes a long time
Epiphany ends
To make room
For the next one
An epiphany
Is everlasting
Man is
An epiphany
Epiphanes
Do not last long
Unless acted upon
Diligent practice
Will make them
Everlasting
Lack of faith
In connection
To object of focus
Entails disconnect
Epiphanies
Do not last long
Unless acted upon
Diligent practice
Will make them
Everlasting
Lack of faith
In connection to object
Of focus entails disconnect
Physically
An epiphany
Only last
A short time
But the idea
Last forever
He who practices
With the Masters
Is one with the Masters
Always come
When the Masters call
Physical effects mental
Touch effects feeling
Epiphany
For a second
And forever
Virtue is always
Faith
Is the fulcrum
Urge to practice
Will not last all day
But new ideas will
Once understood
If I don’t trust
The lineage
I am not worthy
To continue
Masters’ words
Will mature
Thru practice
Lasting forever
In this journal
Avoid conflict
With inaction
Tai Chi Chuan
Is passive
Physically/ mentally
Faith in the above
Makes for peace
In the present/presence
Negate violent
Entertainment
Tai Chi is passive
Be at one
With the lineage
Masters will
Put forth tests
Lack of faith
Negates the tests
Practice
With Masters
Become one
With Masters
Accessions
Will abound
Practice early
Morning epiphany
Epiphany
Will not last
The entire day
But is eternal
Don’t abandon
Ancestry
Read/write
Tao Te Ching
Be Tao
Be one
With lineage
Cultivate the art
Focus on
Lineage
Be one with
Masters
Without reservation
Practice with
The lineage
Be one with
The lineage
Epiphanies
Endure
Not even
The Masters
Can make
An epiphany
Last all day
They go away
To make room
For more
All of physics
Apply to
Tai Chi practice
Epiphany
Ends with
Eternity
Spirit and gravity
Masters and China
Must be connected
Via worthiness
An endeavor
To the point
Of an epiphany
Is enough
Repairs
To reach
Oneness
Winds of change
Cannot be stopped
Only diverted
Clouds are ideas
Floating bye
In the mind’s sky
Ward-off
Rollback
Press
Push
Simple words
Ripen in time
Epiphany
Is not enough
Practice it
All day
In all ways
Worthy student
Cultivates
The art
Accession
No doubt
I don’t speak
Chinese
But understand
Every word  
From the Masters
An inspiration
Is perpetual
If practiced
Oneness
With lineage
Epiphanies
Abound
Epiphanies
Earth’s
Questions/answers

8-20-18
















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