Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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KNOW the masculine,
Keep to the feminine,
And be the Brook of the World.
To be the Brook of the World is
To move constantly in the path of Virtue
Without swerving from it,
And to return again to infancy.
Know the white,
Keep to the black,
And be the Pattern of the World.
To be the Pattern of the World is
To move constantly in the path of Virtue
Without erring a single step,
And to return again to the Infinite.
Know the glorious,
Keep to the lowly,
And be the Fountain of the World.
To be the Fountain of the World is
To live the abundant life of Virtue,
And to return again to Primal Simplicity.
When Primal Simplicity diversifies,
It becomes useful vessels,
Which, in the hands of the Sage, become officers.
Hence, "a great tailor does little cutting."


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

PASSIVE
Allow
Masters
To shape me
Into a hub
For their wheel
Of knowledge
Serve
Masters
Without distorting
The form
Harmony
Is the fulcrum
Between
Masculine/feminine
Bright/dull
Honor/humility
Intent/apprehension
Adult/child
Push hands/form
The past/future
Master
Does not fail
A worthy
Students’
Heart  
What has no
Limitations
Is the morning practice
Tai chi Chuan
Is passive
With receptive intent
Support with
Yang legs
The yin heart
Gravity rules
To hold up
Spirit within
Once this are established
Then the heart
Takes over
Holds me up
Spirit/gravity
Unite within
Aware
Aware of everything
With passivity
Using Ward off/rollback
Later press/push
With apprehension
Allow the Masters
To shape me into
A conduit
For the art
Know
Push hands
Keep to
Slow set
A great
Martial artist
Does not need
To fight
He replaces violence
With virtue
First in himself
Then student
Finally in an opponent
Know
The spiritual
Keep to earth’s energy
Know
Fa Jing
Keep
To controlling
Push hands
Know intent
Keep
To apprehension
Constantly
Be aware of gravity
It will assist
In rooting
Be an unlocked bow
While returning
To youth
Is as difficult
As getting old
Old injuries/illnesses
Reappear
Are just as intense
As they were
When received
Includes emotional
Problems too
The general
Overcomes
The specific
This takes place
Unknown at what age
The specific shadows
The general
I perform
A gesture
The entire lineage
Of the art
Assists
Know the squat
Keep to
relax/draining
Be the spring
Of the art
Looking for
Finding
Simplicity
Know the movement
Of the clavicle joints
Be an animal again
The circle of life
Know
The other end
Of softness
Hard to find
Virtue is the secret!
Know
Fa Jing
Keep to
Controlling
Align
With good
Return to youth
Know
The gestures
Keep in the marrow
Know the spiritual
Keep in the gravity
Is the secret
To Tai Chi Chuan
Gathering
Is returning
To youth
Projecting is advancing
To wisdom
I can
Be a Yin/artist
Because I was
A Yang/cop
The reason Masters
Chose me
Know
Foundation
To know
Gesture
Know
Soft
To know
Gesture
Know
Intent
To know
Apprehension
Know
Jing/Chi
Keep to apprehension
Know masculine
Intentions
Keep to
Feminine
Apprehension
30 years
Of intentions
Now switching
To receptive
Apprehensive
Following
I am the Tao
When heaven/earth
Merge inside me
Stop measuring
Halt comparing  
Allow the Tao
To articulate  
Know
Intent
Keep
To apprehension
Know push hands
Keep to slow set
The ancient way
A great master
Does diminutive combat
Allow Tai Chi Chuan
To mold me into
A bellows
For life
Know the attack
Keep to the retreat
Tiger ready
Return to infancy
Return to infinite
Return to primitive
Via slow set
Become an infant again
Undo all that has
Been done
Discover who I am really are
Riding a Dragon
Know push hands
Keep to slow set
It is simple
Put heart
Into it
Supported with c.o.g  
    Tai Chi Chuan
Know gravity
Stay with spirit
Master will enter
Like the sun
Enters a deeply
Rooted tree
Know
Supporting (yang)
Reason
For suspenders (Yin)
The way
To return
To creativity
It is what a women
Do so well
Creating
The ultimate sculpture  
A baby
Somebody seems
Like nobody
Female principle
Receptive/passive
Nobody seems
Like somebody
Be aware of
Good points
To know
The bad
Keep working
On corrections
Know shortcomings
The eternal power
Is to get answers
From Masters
Knowing
The Masters
Keep to obscurity
Hide intent
Know
Tai Chi Chuan
Is passive
Know the technique
Keep to the passive
Keep moving
Keep practicing
Non-stop
Go back (infant)
To the future
Know the Yang
Keep to the Yin
Follow the pattern
Of nature
The human body
Moving constantly
In the path of virtue
To nature
First learn
Structure/foundation
Softness will appear
Know the right
Correct the wrong
Know
Spiritual
Anchor to gravity
The standard
Is slow set
By which all forms
Are tested
Once connected
To Masters
Whatever I do
Is correct
Know wonder
Keep to modest
Become a basin
As gravity
Sinks chi
Allow the Masters
To entail
My attention
To receive
Their knowledge
Be in accord with
Not in agitation against
The principles
Find plumb first
To hold up spirit
Feminine
Fragility
Leads
To creativity
Many inputs
Of information
Results in scores
Of ideas
The information
Is retained
Even through
Not thinking about it constantly
It becomes  
Second nature
Be aware
Of the child
Within
While removing
Stains
Of adulthood
Simplicity
Know the masculine
Practical
Keep to the feminine
Keep to the creative
Be receptive
Open to nature
Become a child again
Learning something new
Each day
Know
That
Already discovered
Keep to the unknown
Something new
Each day
Know one  
Keep to the other
Know yourself
Keep to the opponent
Know
Martial application
By keeping
To the civil gesture
In slow set
Outlet
Of virtue
Is slow set
Without diverging
Be worthy/strong enough
For Masters to enter
The big stretch
Reaching for spirit
Sinking with gravity
Opens waist
To the Masters
Space
In between hands
Is part of me
Become aware of it
Relax it
Open it
Stretch it
Finally bend it
Know physical
Keep to mental
Know the yang
Keep to the yin  
Know the superb  
Keep to the learners
During demo
Know he masculine
Keep to the feminine
A persistent virtue
State of the newborn
A constant
Feeling/idea
Constant
Is concentration
Passive
Hollow
Subtle
Make students
As fresh
As children
The standard
Slow Set
By which all things
Are tested
Being an infant
Never leaves me
It just get covered
By others
Loss, ado
That which has covered
Master
Teaches everything
Including weapons
To see if I am holding
Just slow set
It is reflected
In my forms
Perhaps he sees
This in me
Ancient power
Allow slow set
To shape me
Into a vessel
For Tai Chi Chuan
The greatest
Tai Chi Chuan Master
Does the least movement
Most people try to be
The Master
By moving less
When in fact
Should move more to
More practice that is
Be a conduit
For the Masters  
Intertwine
Their ideas/ teachings
Comprehend
The drive
Of the yang
Be passive in yin
Be receptive
So things
Move thru me
Be like a stream
To the earth
This is oneness
Become a beginner again
Become one with
Masters
Become one with
Students
Become one with
Opponents
Unity produces all
The Tai Chi Chuan
Master
Rules everything
With a fulcrum and pivot
A student
Should never   
Disrupt the class
The heart
Is the womb
Of the body
It is where new idea
Are born
Never depart
From being an artist
Become a child again
Everything is new/unique
Aid the art
Of tai chi Chuan
Without harming it
Tai Chi Chuan is passive
Primal simplicity
Negate entertainment
Cannot be like
A stream
Until first
Like water
Allowing
The Masters  
To shape me
Into a bowl
To get the ideas
My heart
Is a fulcrum
Between yin and yang
Past and future
Female and male
Retreat and advance
Heart is Tao
Best time to practice
When yin more creative
When yang more health/healing
Softly return
To a babe/immortal
Quietly return
To the universe/immortal
Then to the Tao/immortal
Teach Tai Chi Chuan
Passively so others
Can reach immortality
Tai Chi is passive
Virtue is humbly
Knowing others
Kow tow to all
Is supporting all
This is the Master
Kow tow to all
As a child kow tows
To its parent
Keep the mind of a student
Let the Masters guide me


Let the Masters
Guide me
Simply give up self
To the Masters
And follow lineage
Tai Chi Chuan
Is reflexive
All warriors
Are passive
They listen
And stop the fight
A.S.A.P
Tai Chi Chuan
Is passive
Be an infinite
Fulcrum
A Master
Need do few
Adjustments
To the worthy
Student
Listen to lineage
Receive righteousness
Means is meek
Know Tai Chi
Weapons/push hands
Keep to Slow Set
Know the heart
Express it
Protect it
With Tai Chi gesture
To be Yin
Is to have
Intercourse
With the lineage
And create
Know applications
Keep to Slow Set
Virtue above forcefulness
Have apprehension
Of intent
Control others
Intent
With apprehension
Follow
Masters’
Heartfelt
Gestures

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