Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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29
DOES anyone want to take the world and do what he
 wants with it?
I do not see how he can succeed.
The world is a sacred vessel, which must not be
 tampered with or grabbed after.
To tamper with it is to spoil it, and to grasp it is to
 lose it.
In fact, for all things there is a time for going ahead, and
 a time for following behind;
A time for slow-breathing and a time for fast-breathing;
A time to grow in strength and a time to decay;
A time to be up and a time to be down.
Therefore, the Sage avoids all extremes, excesses and
 extravagances.
Translated by John C. H. Wu
Interpretation by Bill Bernsen


CHANNELED




Don’t do anything
Without being in
A state of
Yu Pei Shih
Secret is to use
6th sense
This tells me
What to do or avoid
Telling when to
Work/rest/practice
Overall just be alert
I am the world
(My body)
Don’t let others
Seize me
Use Tai Chi Chuan
To neutralize
Physical/mental
Attack
Be elastic
Sensitive
To all
Around
Spiritual insight
Comes after   
Understanding
Measuring of
Practice
It is easier
To follow
Than to go ahead
The best way
To lead
Is to follow those
Who have gone ahead
But only those
Who have followed
The art
Laid down
By the Masters
During following
I find myself ahead
Because sometimes
I am a straw dog
Used for testing
By the Masters
One thing is for sure
Advancing
The art thru
Investing in loss
If a student
Is spiritual
They can be controlled
By the spirit/lineage
Of the art


Making a
Connection
To the other
Person’s center
Do not
Tinker with it
Just listen
To tinker
With it
Reveals intent
Causes them
To move before
I cannot move
If the Masters
Make students do
What I want
Masters are not physical
But rather spiritual
It is hidden
In the Masters
They can make
Me feel
Their emotions
If I am worthy
To manipulate others
Can only be done
With the help
Of the Masters
The secret is
To find the right
Time/space to do it
Found in Slow Set
Regarding
On again
Off again
Practice
There is a time
To practice
A time to rest
What I am doing
During
The rest period
Is important too
Cannot take the world
Of Tai Chi Chuan
And do what I want
To it
Adding/subtracting
Other forms/practices
The lineage
Have the reins
Only they can change it
If a worthy student
Is connected
He can change
His world
With limits
Set by
Masters


A general rule
Each worthy
Student
Is given an area
To work on
If successful
He becomes
A master
Of the specific
Time to teach
Time to practice
Time to rest
Time to wait
Time to circle
Time to return
The reason
I cannot
Control the world
Is because I cannot
Get under the worlds
Center of gravity
So I try
Kowtowing
To the earth
It will get me
To merge with it
Leading to control
Avoid the limits
But experience them
At less once
Only attempt
The limits after
Connection
To the lineage
Once
I become one
With earth/China
Thru slow set
Then I become one
With heaven/Masters
Don’t go
To limits
Including
Extreme
Idleness
One can control
His own world
If he has control
Of this own center (hub)
Thru the spirit
Of the Masters
And gravity of earth
This is the sacred union
Only the Master
With permission
From the lineage
Can change
The art
Only the student
Can advance
In the art
With approval
From the Master
Do not mess
With the slow set
It is perfect
One would not alter
A Picasso painting
A Walt Whitman poem
Or Beethoven quartet
There is a time
For practice
When?
That is up
To the Masters
I have
Not chosen
Whom I teach
Or what I learn
I cannot take
My body
And do what I want
With it
It is up
To the Masters
The Masters
Will do anything
They want with me
Their goal is
To evolve the art
Thru me
The Changes
Are like
Riding a dragon
World = Body
In this poem
Extremes
Excesses
Extravagances
All found in entertainment
Avoid extremes
And excesses
Of good
Automatically avoid
The bad
Stay same speed
Same height
In mind
Then judge
Where the body
Is going
Remain sensitive
To self and others
Self in solo practice
Others in class
World = environment
Do not have intent
To possess/change it
Instead
Just gather and listen
Go with the environment
Receive and discriminate
The body
Is a fulcrum
The Slow Set
Is the sacred vessel
Physics will not
Allow me to change it
Don’t tamper
With state of mind
It is telling something
That there is a time/space
For everything
Hence the wind
Of creativity
Depression
Is a low
Predicting a high
Will follow
Hence the wind
Wind is creativity
No wind
Rest
Prepare for
The wind
The world (body)
Is always reaching
For the edge
Of the universe
Join it
Reach into the future
With heart/head/hands
Tai Chi Chuan
Sometimes advance
Sometimes retreat
Sometimes practice
Sometimes rest
Result in future
Frustration/flame/fame
A time
To practice
A time
To rest  
Avoid
Extremes/excess/entertainment
My life
Is not mine
It belongs
To the art
Don’t try
To grab/attack
The opponent
Rather stay
In contact/listen
Keep from being
Controlled
Hide center
To grasp opponent
Is to lose him
There is a time
To advance
A time to retreat  
Fast and slow
Time up/time down
Avoid all
Extravagances/excesses/extremes
Avoid enjoyment
Caution
Against meddling
Masters inhibits action
With a private purpose
During teaching
Weather demo
Or push hands
In cannot have
A personal
Persistence
Those that alter
The principles
Seize it
Harm it
Fail it
A take
Is like intent
Students
Some lead
Some follow
Directed by
The Masters
Cannot force
The leaders
To follow
Nor follows
To lead
Just learn
To listen
Can tell whose
Who/how/what
They do
Teach as I would
Like to be taught
Practice
Removes
Arrogance
Do not tinker
With the form
Will never succeed
To do push hands/weapons
To soon is tinkering
With the art
The internal
Talking/thinking about it
Is grabbing it
Just relax
Masters will tell
Me what to do
Be a spiritual thing
Spirit has no physical form
Therefore imagine
The physical form
In the gestures
Using the spirital
Push hands
Should not
Interfere
With the imagined
What to do
With a new idea
It might be just
A hint or something
To work
On all day
New ideas
Should be treated
Like an opponent
Listen/hold/lift
Let it go
Only if it becomes
Part of me and
Understand it
There is imperviousness
Of spirit
From all physics
Daily diminishing
Of the learned
Feelings
Others have given
Adaptation
To conditions of life
Like lower animals
Tamely allowing
To be guided
By instincts
Instinct
Tapping into
DNA genes
Tai Chi must
Become instinctive
Reason it takes
Such a long time
Human reactions
Inhibiting
Don’t
Physically interfere
With a gesture’s
Spirit
Remain passive
Listen
Tell in
What direction
The spirit is going
Most people
Try to capture
The opponent’s chi
But miss the spirit
Perhaps Jing
Is spirit
Plus chi
Jing/Chi
Spirit
Is spontaneity
To predict
A gesture
Direction
A Tai Chi Chuan
Gesture
Is a spirit
Like receptacle
Between advancing
And retreating
Elasticity is
The oneness
When learning
Tai Chi Chuan
Cannot take my body
And do whatever
Nor tamper
With the form
As laid down
By the Masters
For it is sacred
Once understood
Masters
Are in charge  
Accept the ups/downs
As part
Of the learning process
Avoid arrogance
As you ride
The Dragon
To attempt
To change
Another person
Is to violate
The non-extremes
Upstart student
Always fail
Remain sensitive
Like a scale
Risky inclinations
Tips the scale
Avoid
Extremes/excesses
Of good then
Automatically avoid
The bad
Stay same speed
Same height
Judge where
The body is going
Once connected
To Masters
Master in total control
Give self-up
Follow them
Daily, yearly, forever!
Tai Chi Chuan
Art
Controls me
I don’t control
The art
Time/space
Under Masters control
Avoid other’s art
Must merge
With nature
Listen to nature
Is 6th sense
Let the past Masters
Be my guide
Going beyond
The present
Into the future
Bow
Decapitate
The ego
Practice form
Without Intent


Negate
Ego
Only the Master
Can alter the form
The student
Changes with change
Under
the guidance of
The Master
Slow set
Contains
Spirit and gravity
Practice involves
Physics and philosophy
“Be-a-ware”
The Masters
Decide
What gestures
Like a tiger
About to pounce
Be their prey
Be alert
Yu Pei Shih

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