Wednesday, February 24, 2016

51

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TAO gives them life,
Virtue nurses them,
Matter shapes them,
Environment perfects them.
Therefore all things without exception worship Tao and
 do homage to Virtue.
They have not been commanded to worship Tao and do
 homage to Virtue,
But they always do so spontaneously.
It is Tao that gives them life:
It is Virtue that nurses them, grows them, fosters them,
 shelters them, comforts them, nourishes them, and
 covers them under her wings.
To give life but to claim nothing,
To do your work but to set no store by it,
To be a leader, not a butcher,
This is called hidden Virtue.
To see the small is to have insight.
To hold on to weakness is to be strong.
Use the lights, but return to your insight.
Do not bring calamities upon yourself.
This is the way of cultivating the Changeless.


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


MERGE
Creative tribute
To the Masters
Masters influence
All that I do
Advancing
The art
Gestures
Spontaneous gestures
Appear
Gestures must be
Nursed
Grown
Fostered
Sheltered
Comforted
Nourished
Protected
Masters do all
If I allow them
All applies
To demonstrations
Applications
Everything I do
I write
The journal
Ideas
Spontaneously
Written
Under the guidance
Of the Masters
A demonstration
Is a fight
Only with old self
Spontaneous
Commitment
To the art
School/Class/Students
Now how do
I keep them
Reasons to quit
Physical
Emotional
Mental
Financial
Family
Work
Ego
All the above
Without love
Ideas = gestures
Gestures can be
For self
Or others (applications)
Ideas
Masters nurses them
Student shape them
Environment (opponent)
Perfects them
Be like a hub
Of a wheel
Or the inside
Of a bowl
Hollow of intent
Masters gives ideas
Meanings thru me
I am the conduit
The new idea
I get each morning


Applications
Slow Set give  
Gestures life
Tai Chi Chuan
Gives the body life
Practice perfects
The body
Applications sharpens
The gestures
Push hands completion
Heart = Tao
Will not get
The ideas
If not virtuous
The gestures
Gravity aligns
Earth gives
Them energy
Lineage
Gives gestures life
Virtue corrects them
Others shape them
Environment
Perfects them
Masters give
Gestures spirit
Studio practice area
Perfect/nurture them
Fulcrum = Tao
Blood gives
The body life
As does the Masters
Masters give
New ideas/feelings
Be of good character
To understand
Practice shapes them
Applications/teaching
Perfects them
Teaching = applications
Bending of bones
Shows gesture
Are alive
Practice
Completes them
Masters
Give the gestures life
Must be connected
How do I connect
Do the gestures
Nice circle
Body = Tao
Masters
Make all corrections
Practice nourishes them
Push hands applies them
Demos complete them
Tai chi Chuan
Slow set
Begets them
Applications that is
Quality keeps them
Opponent shapes them
Practice finishes them
Masters
Gives the ideas
Ideas live
Thru me
I cherish them
Students shape them
Practice perfects them
Ideas
Spontaneously!
Masters give life
To students
Practice nourishes them
Partners shape them
Circumstances
Complete them
Everything
In existence
Respects/honor
The Masters
Not by decree
But spontaneously
Slow set
Gives life
To all gestures
Weapons nourishes
Gestures
Push hands shape
Gestures
Teaching completes
Gesture
Masters = Tao
Tai Chi Chuan = Tao
Avoid my bias
Getting in the way
Don’t tell the people
That this is sweet
Or that is sour
For it may not be
To them
Just say it is
An orange
Do nothing
Means
Don’t do anything
Nature
Will do it thru me
Tai Chi Chuan
Gestures life
Practice nourishes
Masters sharps
Push Hand perfects
Be a fulcrum
To respond
To spontaneous
Creations
In life
Be worthy first
Tao gives
Life if
Following/listening
Gestures
Slow set
Gives them life
Virtue shapes them
Partner practice
Perfects them
Hidden virtue
Of Tai Chi Chuan
Perfection = Tao.
Spontaneous lessons
Don’t think
About $
Masters will provide
Not only opening
To earth’s energy
Opening to the Tao
Tao gives Tai Chi
To all
Only Masters
Can give life
To the gestures
If worthy
All done
In a circle
The circle
Gives life
Masters
Give the ideas
From the ground up
They use earth’s energy
To transport
So be rooted
To receive
Demo perfects
The gestures
Tai Chi ideas/feelings
Block entertainment
Block all escapes
Masters will assist
Will assist in
Riding the dragon
Don’t live
For enjoyment
Negate entertainment
Masters give
My Tai Chi Chuan
Life
A great idea
Gestures are ideas!
Masters
Give the gestures life
Body shapes them
Practice perfects them
Be passive
For a spontaneous life
Practice
Makes perfect
Perfect practice
Makes
For Tai Chi Chuan
Masters
Give ideas/feelings
Connected
Practices them
Body aligns them
Environment perfects them
Spontaneously
Tai Chi Chuan
Gives life
Virtue nurses
Practice shapes
Surrounding’s perfects
Spontaneous life
Tai Chi Chuan
Respective/passive/virtuous
Masters
Gave life
To lifting/ward-off/rollback/press
Then push
Me into
Next practice
The mind/heart
Infinity
Of gestures
Reverence
Of the lineage
Is a likely homage
The use of techniques
Is spontaneous
Once learned
Something new
Forget it
It will feel
Spontaneous
When called upon
First learn
Slow Set gestures
Life style will
Shape gestures
Practice area will
Perfect gestures
Spontaneous practice
Nurtures gestures
Techniques
Come from
The Masters
Teaching keeps
The rice bowl full
Simply rice
Share the rice
But don’t
Force feed


Hunger has
An enigmatic power
The reason
I was given
Taoist Monk Jacket
On Mt Tai
Was because
I am worthy
A gesture
Will take hours
To understand
A moment’s thought
To perform
Hidden
To opponents
Idea”
Virtue is the key
To Tai Chi Chuan
Bestow life
To gestures
Then leave them
On their own   
Have virtue
To be accepted
By the Masters
Following
The Masters
Slow set gives birth
To new idea
Practice nourishes them
Weapons and partner practice
Completes them
Honoring the art
Entitled
Secretive
Control
Practice
Applications
Take shape
Class perfects them
Student respects
Slow set
Honors the art
By practicing
Practice
Not by decree
But artlessly
Slow set
Gives existence
To all gestures
Masters watches
Over them
Develops them
This leads
To ward-off
Old and new
Shortcomings
Chi spreads
Once understood
Goes deeper
Death is same
As forgetting
Until needed again  
Come alive
Thru partner practice
Returns them
Each time
I get a new idea
It is like a meal
Of my mind
Influence students
Without possessing
Only the Masters
Can possess  
Leading
Without domination
Think of the form
Rather than me
Slow set learn
To brew push hands
Virtue = applications
Gestures
Or any applications
Connection with  
Weapons/tools
Shapes them
Other students
Perfect them
Tai Chi Chuan
Slow set
To survive
Gestures
Turn spontaneously
Into virtuous
Applications
If claiming
Are not listening
The needle/sit
Is returning
To the root
Being quiet/calm
Is how applications
Can be expressed  
Receptive
Also returning
To the root
Is returning
To slow set
Knowledge
Is noisy
Knowing is not
There must be
A material
Example of the Masters
On earth
This is how
The common folk
Make the transition  
Imagine a Dragon
Going from
The form practice
To applications  
Hear about dragon
Find dragon
Ride dragon
With little or no control
Controlling dragon
With leg’s (thighs)
Merge with dragon
Think and act like a dragon
Become a dragon
Master = dragon
The slow set
Gives birth
To gestures
Practice
Is the perfecting
Thru shaping/adding
Strength
To the gestures
Ripen  
Hence the 10,000 applications
Are from slow set   
These applications
Must come spontaneously
They cannot be decreed
Nor wished or mandated
Virtue implies
Other people
Spontaneous
The applications
Each student is
An application
Unprompted praise
How an application
Is applied.
Shadowy process
To honor lineage
Value of virtue
Is felt by the worthy
Ideas = people
Each person
Is a new idea
That new idea
Can express more ideas
Ideas = chi
The more ideas
The more chi   
To be able
To move
The idea thru
Others is virtue  
With ideas – chi – virtue
Ching - chi – spirit  
All equal = Jing
All applications
Are shaped
By slow set
They acquire
Their methods
Worthiness
That raises gesture
Cultivates/shelters
Masters
Do not work
By decree
Heart
Open = virtue
First receive chi
Orally via Master
For a long time
Eventually
Can receive from
The lineage
This is transcendent power
Corrections
Are made
Via the heart
The Masters’
The way is always there
Just have to undo
The things
That are blocking
The full connection
Virtue makes
Me aware
That I am not
Fully connected
Doing other
Disciplines
Blocks
Full awareness
Circumstances
Perfect practice
Removes blockages
All ideas
Are virtuous
Only the individual
Receiving them
Can distort them
One must
Be connected
To the Masters
Who are connected
To nature
Must be connected
To lineage
To create new/rediscover
Is there really no new
Only rediscovery  
Talent nurses
Grows/foster
Shelters/comforts
Man’s body
Shapes them
Studio space
Is important
Eventually make
The world
A studio
First work
At home
Studio (self)
World (others)
How can I
Be spontaneous
If others are directing
My life
By others
I mean not only people
But emotions
Environment
Sex, Money, food, etc.
Slow set
Give applications shape
Nature nourishes them
They receive their forms
According to the nature
Of each
Are completed according
To the circumstances
Of their condition
Therefore all things
Without exception
Honor the Tao (slow set)
Exalt its out
Flowing operation
There must be
A spontaneous tribute
To the Tai Chi Chuan
Work on
Nourishing
Applications
Masters
Gives a correction
Students receives
Virtue nurtures it
Partner shapes it
Situations compete
All do homage to slow set
Spontaneous instructions
From all Masters
Of the art
Virtue = worthiness
Masters corrections
Masters give idea
Leading to new feelings
Worthiness takes them
Practice shapes them
Class perfects them
Worthy gestures
Slow Set
Gives them life
Practice
Nurtures them
Lineage
Perfects them
Fate in
Impending
Connecting
To others
Is a virtuous task
Slow Set
For connection to
Lineage
Alignment/corrections
Honor them
Mystic energy
Masters merge
With the worthy
Lineage keeps
Me inline
Epiphanies
Virtue
Is a fulcrum
The Tai Chi
Mystic gesture
Virtuous
Tai Chi pivot
Masters
Bequeath
Only to worthy
Masters
Instructions
Lineage

Gives spirit
To all gestures
Environment affects them
Students shape them
Practice completes them
Masters
In charge

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