Wednesday, February 24, 2016

40

40

The movement of the Tao consists in Returning.
The use of the Tao consists in softness.
All things under heaven are born of the corporeal:
The corporeal is born of the Incorporeal.


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


RETURN
Quietly  
Return to
An animal state
Tai Chi Gestures
Change with change
All directions
At once
Merging with
Expanding universe
Quietly follow
The Master
Sensitive/strong
Enduring pressure
To perform
10,000 corrections
During the return
Mother gives birth
To child
Child looks up
At mother
Mother and child parallel
Child looks down at mother
Mother looks up at child
Slow Set
Practice
Slowly
Return to youth
Like a tree
Tai Chi student
Gets energy
From roots/lineage
The Previous
Gesture
The foundation
Of existence
Oneness
With spirit/gravity
Sky
Ideas
The next gesture
Future of his life
Oneness with nature
Softly quietly
Returning
To the heart
During the return
Perceive Grandmaster Yang Lu-chan’s
Teachings
From his heart
For we all have
The same heart
All things
Heart
Throwing a silk scarf
With a ball wrapped inside  
Ball and scarf
Are returning to earth
Return is gravity
Gravity being
The Grand Master
The ten thousand ideas
Are born of the Masters
The Masters are born
Of the students
Soft return
Chi returning
To earth
My chi
If soft
Open
Receptive
Hard hands
Are hands
Connected to
And expressing
The earth
How can I stop
The earth
From going thru
Time and Space
Simple
Stop practicing
A soft return
Is what is called
Like water returning
Ice to water
To steam
To water
To Ice the return
Then return to practice
And get warm again
The amount
Of water/chi
On earth/body
Always remains
The same
Only the time and space
It occupies
Varies
Man and earth
Seek water (chi)
To stretch
Have a root
Anchored at one end
When pulled
Change with change
Elasticity
Soft and strong
The root
Is in the earth
China
Lineage
Universe
The universe
Is a circle
Pulled on
It holds on
Held on it pulls back
The universe
Is the idea
Has an anchor
"Man"
Who can
Change with change
Secret
To existence
Change with change
Softness
How the gestures work
10,000 applications
Softly come from
A passive
Slow Set
After receiving
Something new
From the Master
Practice diligently
During practice
Add to the new idea
Or get another idea
One becomes two
Two becomes 3
To 10,000
Practice
Merging
Align totally
With the lineage
Body/mind
Be anchored
In the first place
Reach/return
Thinking hands reaching
Returned
To feet = Elasticity
Always return
To the heart
Ours/theirs


The hollow body
Allows new things
To appear
A filling by
The Masters
If worthy
The secret
To Tai Chi Chuan is
Returning
To earth/China
The movement
Of Tai Chi Chuan
Is gathering
Opening
Constant and circular
This is Pi
Return
To earth/China
Once intent
Goes out
It is sure
To return
To apprehension
And back
To intend again
Tai Chi Chuan
Is elasticity
The use is movement
All things are elastic
Effort is born
From elasticity
Ponder
The heritage
Of tai chi Chuan
As well
As the forms
Quiet/connected
Return to the fulcrum
Returning to balance
Returning to youth


All things
Are first
Ideas
Hence the Tao
The return
Is like circling
A vortex spring
Softy return
Opponents force
To the earth
Circle
Push hands
Softness allows circles
To be completed
Reach
Receive
Return
Tai Chi Chuan
Involves returning
To my center of gravity
Using elasticity
The return
Is necessary
To understand
Return
To the quiet
Awareness
10,000 gestures
10,000 thoughts
Thoughts from
The Masters
Mind = Masters
Return
To softness
Listen
Return to child
Gather
Return to womb
Receive
Everything
Drains
Back down
To earth
Do to
Gravity
Spirit
Is
Ascending
Softness
New energy appears
Return
To being
An animal
The foundation
Of life
Oneness
With gravity
Spirit
Gives it meaning


Ideas
The next gesture
This is the future
Of his life
An oneness
With nature
Spirit/gravity
Return to
Grandmaster
Tung Ying-chieh
Fist into chest
Returning
To the heart
Return
To root
To branch out
1000 gestures
Are born
Of slow set
Slow set
Born
Of the lineage
Return
To the root
To be a tree
Leaves  
Not resisting
Winds of change
Return
To the fulcrum
To be balanced
I have returned
To the root
Now quiet
My intent
Listens
To fulcrum
Returning
To the root
You and me
Opponent’s force
Returns to him
Via bouncing
Off the earth
From me
I am paradoxly
Quiet drum
Return
Intent to
Foundation
Using apprehension
Past
Is history
Present
Is an ability
Future
Is a desire
Return energy
To earth
Tai Chi Circle
Tai Chi return
Receives
Support
With passive
Apprehension
Return
To heart felt
Infants use
Heart felt
The effort
Of chi
Entails
In recurring
Returning
To the root
With gravity assisting
Being
Still/receiving
Accomplishes
The return
Energy thru mind
Filters down the spine
Expressed in the body
All in a natural order
All gesture
Are born of intent
The intent
Is born
From apprehension
Always return
The string
On the bow
To take
The tension
Off the bow
Unstrung
Rest/relaxed
Strung
Yu Pei Shih (alert)
Pull
Jing
Release
Fa Jing


10,000 gestures
Lineage ideas
Return
To the salute
Infinity is youth
Infinite ideas
Coil spring
Pressing down
To root
Returns to me
It can only rise
To gestures
If I am
Open/receptive/passive
Tai Chi gestures   
Born from
The spirit
Return to spirit
Discovering
The heritage
As well as
The essence of talent
Is a discovery
Of one’s nature
Must be rooted
Have reliance
In Tai Chi Chuan
Are the Tao poems
I am turning to
Directing me now
Predicting or answering
The prior day
Following days
Returning
Now that I understand
The importance
Of the correction
Start over
The movement
Of the Tai Chi Chuan
Consists
In returning
So start anew
Each practice
Returning
Every time
I do Slow Set I am
Returning
Morning ideas
Are reeling silk
With the previous day
Quiet
Is Tai Chi
Push hands
10,000 applications
Are born
Of slow set
Tai Chi Chuan moves
In every cell
In the body
Like water
Gestures move
In all directions
At the same time
Like an inflated balloon
Or expanding universe
Fa Jing
Is the big bang
Only apprehension
Chooses which way
To be motionless in
If open mind/body
Tao can move thru
Give up
To the earth
The whole body
Feels like the branch
Of an oak tree
Slow set
Is influenced
By gravity
At the same time
Gravity
Influenced by spirit
Hence spirit
Is part of physics
Once understood
Calmness/softness
Takes over
Thinking clearer
All things
Are born
Of Ching (idea)
Chi (man
Shen (spirit)
This is the return
Must have spirit
To return
Returning
To the softness
Of a newborn
All things
Are born
From nothing
Becomes something
An idea
The gesture
“Needle at the bottom of the sea”
Is returning
To the root
Being quiet/calm
Is how Jing/Chi
Can be expressed
Receptive
Also returning
To the root
Is returning
To slow set
Quietness
Is right now
Knowledge
Is noisy
A motion
In Tai Chi Chuan
Is giving up
To gravity
Sinking returning
To the earth/China
Returning
Can only
Be accomplished
By remaining calm
Listening
To center
Calm/listening
Heard spirit
Of others eventually
Everything on earth
Is a product
Of earth
Obey gravity
Earth its self
Is a product
Of spirit
First hear
The Master
Then be an echo
For the Master
Thoughts/ideas
Develop
In all directions
Being in a state
Of Tai Chi Chuan
Protected in all directions
At once
Don’t just feel
In one direction
Water
Fluid/yielding
Tai Chi Chuan
Is like oil
Floats on water
Tai Chi Chuan
Moves me
Back to being
A child
Listening
Is the function
Of Tai Chi Chuan
Return
To beginning
Cannot do
The gesture
Unless rooted
Aligned
To the earth/China
Cannot do
Tai Chi Chuan until
Aligned/rooted
To lineage
Tao
Is not affected
By gravity/spirit
Tai Chi Chuan
Is a means
To return
To understanding
The Tao
If it was there
At the beginning
Find it again
By undoing
That which
Has blocked it
When somebody
Touches me
Return the energy
To the earth
Using
Receptive/softness
Fluid/form
10,000 things
Are born
Of the idea
Ideas are born
From the past
In the present
For the future
Return
To softness/listen
Return
To child
Everything drains
Back down
To earth
Only way
To do this is
To be soft/open
Then new energy
Arrives
Return
To suppleness
Apprehension
Is returning
To earth/China
Assisted by gravity
And Masters
Hollow of intent
Ideas are express
By man
Man is born
Of an idea
Ideas = infinite gestures
Ideas
Must return
To the practice
Without intent
String must return
To the bow
Man must return
To earth
For his energy
Jing/Chi
Return
To earth/China!
Return
To earth
Be aware
Of gravity
Be passive
To earth/China
Call Jing/Chi
Masters return
To earth/China
Via students
Student worthy
To receive
The Masters’ wishes
Who among
The students
Is worthy
Grandmaster Tung Ying-chieh’s
Fist into chest
Will answer
Return
To Slow Set
Gravity will assist
Guided by Masters’ spirit
Thru ideas/feelings
The Masters
Confirm if one
Is worthy
Sit and relax
Ideas are born
Roots and fruits
The fulcrum
Must first
Be anchored
To receive
Observe
The soft leaves
As I think about
The strong roots
Of Master
Return to

An innovative
Slow Set
Each day
All Golden Ratio
Tai Chi gestures
Start with listening
Receiving
Returning
To China

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