Wednesday, February 24, 2016

48

48
LEARNING consists in daily accumulating;
The practice of Tao consists in daily diminishing.
Keep on diminishing and diminishing,
Until you reach the state of Non-Ado.
No-Ado, and yet nothing is left undone.
To win the world, one must renounce all.
If one still has private ends to serve,
One will never be able to win the world.


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


UNDO

Like water
In the sea
Masters hold
Up the unseen
Like the bottom
Of the sea
They never need
To be seen
Like the bottom
Of the unseen sea
If an opponent attacks
It is like hitting
A body of water
With fist
They will drown
In my chi
Thinking about
The vertical
1. Bow
2. Vertical draining
3. Vertical scale
4. Vertical infinity  
Daily diminishing
Daily practice
To reel silk
With details
Of the previous practice
The secret
Is to undo
Not to amass
Slowly
Get a new idea
In slow set
Understand it
Faster in fast set
Open/ close it Kai He style
Project it
Into Weapons
Lastly push hands
To win
Over an opponent
Do not think of
Self
Rather think
Of the opponent
Going away
Highest level
Of push hands
Is thinking opponent
Going away
Without touching
Suddenly stops
His intent
To attack
This can be done
During a
Profound
Demonstration
Demonstration
By cocking bow
There is a horizontal bow also
Arms stretched out
To sides
The bending
Of the bow
Whether
Horizontal one
Or vertical one
Heats up the heart
Do not overdo it
Might break heart
Instead
Of modifying
Old shortcoming
Just reduce/lose/diminish/
Drop them
What replaces
The void
Is the Tao
Invest in loss
Gain the Tao
Nothing will be wrong
No gesture will be wrong
Tao is never wrong
Must undo
Personal accumulations
Negative history
Undo your past (future desires also).
Once undone
Ready for the now
Diminishing
Is riding
The Dragon
Start out learning
During daily practice
Half way thru
Starts undoing that
Which I have
Learned
Add new Ideas
Lessons
Subtract old
Inhibitions
Practice to get
A new idea
Then apply it
By undoing
The old self (ways)
Diminish/diminish/diminish
Desire/desire/desire
Discriminate/discriminate/discriminate
Lessen/lessen/lessen
Longing/ longing/longing
Diminishing
Entertainment
Thinking of self
During push hands means
Private ends to serve
And loss
Forget self
Follow others
Triumph
Hollow intent
Fill apprehension
Diminishing
Chaos
Is Art
Negate adding
Pursue negating
Push hands is won
By negating intent
Pursue negating
Just listen
Change with change
Less and less
Results in more
And more energy
The Art is won
By letting
Masters guide
Thru the course
Job is to listen and undo
Old self
Return to being
A child
Who let
Masters guide
Pursue the Tao
By undoing
Material things
People
Traveling/ entertainment
Art and Tai Chi
For the world
Not just for me
I am only
The conduit
To start
Have intent to learn
To understand
Have apprehension
As to what allow in
Diminishing
Until hollow
Daily lesson
From Masters
Is daily diminishing old self
To make room
For the Tao
Diminishing
Imperfections
Less and less
Until Tai Chi Chuan
Undoing
Dysfunctional spirit
Undoing
Malfunctioned body
Until I become
A fulcrum
Diminishing external
The influences of others
Family/friends/foes
Problems
Past/future
Worries
When nobody
Is finished
Nobody is
Left incomplete
Lessening shortcomings
Today blocked pelvis
I did not learn
To unblock the pelvis
I unblocked it
Opening gates
Diligently reduce
Relax into retreating
Into past
Becoming an infant again
Peaceful present
No fear
Of the future
Daily diminish
Nightly negate
Hollow
Masters
Will mandate
Undoing shortcomings
Undoing
After understanding
Undo the songs
By removing words
The words that remain
Are on their own
Cannot own
                                                                    Investing in loss
To success
The domain
One must forsake
Entirely
Be completely open
To hear and feel
Being unsatisfied
Learning
Fulfilled
When diminishing
Tai Chi Chuan
Practice comprises
Undoing the old self    
Diminishing
Others ideas/learning
By listening to self
Losing outside
Influences
The art form
Can be mine
If I don’t try
To personalize it
Increase knowledge
Via Masters
Decrease knowledge
Other students’ ideas
Escape all
Excesses/extremes   
Slowly spring silence
Be more intuitive
Adaptation
To circumstances
Of reality
Like tigers
Passively
Allowing self
To be guided
By instincts
Into almost every
Detail of life
Tai Chi
Must become
Instinctive
The reason it
Takes such a long time
In the pursuit
Of Tai Chi Chuan
Every practice
Must challenged
With new idea
                                             There is a difference
Between                                           
Learning
Something new
And understanding
Something new
Only have
To open
To the lineage once
But most of us
Open and close
The pursuit
Of the Tai Chi Chuan
Is by dropping
The close
Let go
Of all forms
Except the Slow Set
With the Slow Set
I have Tai Chi Chuan
Don’t try
To run the school
Let the Masters run it
Each practice gets
One new idea/feeling
Negate one shortcoming
Just open/merge
With the Masters
Once Masters’
Idea is understood
Then use own ideas
Which still come
From Masters
Only thru the Masters
Can Tai Chi Chuan
Be understood
Diminish desire
To diminish desire
Again
For the past several years
I have learned several
New forms
Knife//Kai He style/Dui Lian
And it seems that
I practice them
For awhile
Then store/ignore
Does diminishing
Take place because
Not ready for
New idea/feeling
Diminishing
Will appear
On its own if
Open/connected
To the Masters
Undoing does not
Negate accumulation
Of new things
It only restricts
The amount
Of effort/practice
Until the time
Is right
Understand
The true purpose
For the new form
The answer is
In slow set
Use the physics
While trying
To put new ideas
Into the situation  
Put ideas
Into a situation
If I am a vehicle
For the knowledge
And not the source
Be the source
Only thru slow set
Don’t be selfish
With ideas
Slow Set
Is a natural force
Life is better
If I diminish what other
Have forces on me
Feel younger
Each day
Because going back
To being a child
Over all
In life
Growing up
By accumulating
Then some people
Reach a point
Return to
The beginning
Return to the roots
Learn to rest

Get to the point
Of having
No intent
To control others
Then a different control
Becomes evident
Merging with others/objects
I felt this
This morning
Using a pen to write
It felt as if the pen
Was part of me = adherence
First let go of
The old
Listen
Write a new
To success
Creation
One must
Forsake all
Other’s knowledge
Knife speeds up
The knowing self
Cutting thru
Others input/ideas
Undo
Physical/mental problems
Until reaching
The state of non-ado
Yet nothing is left
Undone
Defeat upon
Defeat
Pending
At last comes
Repose
Knife form
Cut off
Old problem
Don’t add a new one
With new forms
Too soon
Teaching
Tai Chi Chuan
Loses one
Non-worthy student
Per day
Eventually only
Worthy student
Shows up to class
That student may be
My shadow
Let gestures
Take their own
Path
Do not inhibit
Push hands
Do not interfere with
Opponent intent
Just be apprehensive
Divert it
Melting Ice
Got it
Learning entails
In regular adding
Of students

Less and less
Intent affects me
Everything is Wu Wei
Must undo blockage
When they appear
And return
To Wu Wei
Undo do distractions
Return
To Wu Wei
If I feel
Wu Wei
Will others
Who are open to it
Feel it in me
Secret
Long form
5 monkeys
5 cloud hands
Will undo shortcomings
5 times faster
Are my Tai Chi Chuan
Gestures
Half full glass
Or half empty
Daily something
Is released
Sometimes/some things
Caused pain
When they leave
Not only mental pain
Also physical pain
First
Know self
By undoing
Once this is done
Then really
Know others
Listening
With a clear mind
Undoing old ways
To reach nothing
3C’S
Clean/consolidate/create
Daily diminishing
Undo intent
Forget self
Win the world
With apprehension
Tao (Masters) give me
One idea
This gives me
Two ideas
Two give 3 ideas
The 3 ideas merge
With spirit/gravity
To make me one
Life is in 3 sections
1st third; accumulating
(Knowledge/things)
2nd third; organizing
(Creating)
3rd third; undoing
(This applies to old habits)
Masters
Undo shortcomings
Thru Slow Set
Diminishing
Life;
First 1/3 acquiring
Second 1/3 organizing
Third 1/d diminishing
Hollow
To heartfelt
Harmony
Undoing
Doing
Until done

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