Wednesday, February 24, 2016

54

54  

WHAT is well planted cannot be uprooted.
What is well embraced cannot slip away.
Your descendants will carry on the ancestral sacrifice for
 generations without end.
Cultivate Virtue in your own person,
And it becomes a genuine part of you.
Cultivate it in the family,
And it will abide.
Cultivate it in the community,
And it will live and grow.
Cultivate it in the state,
And it will flourish abundantly.
Cultivate it in the world,
And it will become universal.
Hence, a person must be judged as person;
A family as family;
A community as community;
A state as state;
The world as world.
How do I know about the world?
By what is within me.

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


WITHIN

Master honors
The next generation
As if lineage were present
Acknowledging students
For their worthy example
Those who promote
Fruits of refinement
Pouncing
Tiger
True
Tai Chi Chuan
Gesture
Becoming
A tree
Keep rooted
Become older
Get stronger
Reach up closer
To the Masters
Rooting deeper
To China
What I have planted
In New Hampshire
Is well rooted
Students are
Embracing it
It will
Be passed on
Slow set
Separated
Gravity (closing)
Spirit (opening)
Combine them within
Elasticity
Able to
Change with change
Opening
To hands
Then beyond
To aura
Perhaps someday
In the future
To others
My heart
Is the universe
Now
Well planted
Into China
I will
Not be uprooted
Root into
The lineage
Dedication
To the art
Once established
Cannot
Be uprooted
Honor/respect
The lineage
They will honor
And respect me
One
Who is connected
To the lineage
Can carry
The art to others
Slow set
Separated
Gravity (closing)
Spirit (opening)
Combine them within
Elasticity
Able to
Change with change
When one
Is connected
Their art
Is true
Life/school
State (of mind)
Are true
How do I know this
To be true
Just look
At my students
Once slow set
Is understood
I will
Not be uprooted
Because
I am connected
To the history
Of the art
A gesture
Is supported
By center of gravity
Cannot be moved
It is like trying
To move a fulcrum
Under a heavy beam
Well set
None shall
Displace
Establish
Support leg
As a bow
It will
Not disconnect
From the earth
Teaching
Tai chi Chuan
Continuing
The lineage
We are not trees
We move
Like a bird
Therefore think
Rooted like a tree
Move like a bird
At rest in a tree
Support leg
Welded
To the floor
Realize that
Not going
To fall
Results in
Calmness
In gestures
Change with change
Root
Into the art
Embrace the Masters
Of the Art
Continue true art
Tai Chi Chuan
Is well planted
In New Hampshire
Student teachers
Will carry it on
Find Tai Chi Chuan
In every poem
Of the Tao Te Ching
Embrace
Masters
A gesture must
Be judged
As a gesture
A form practice
As a practice
A class
As a class
An art
As art
Virtue
Is perfect
Tai Chi Chuan
Ching
Is throwing
Me off balance
In my life
Add apprehension
To my desires
Opponent can sense
My intent
Their apprehension
To my intent
Keeps opponent
In balance
Find the fulcrum
Negate intent
Sacrifice
Is the time spent
On practice
Until perfect
Do the entire
Slow set
To confirm
New ideas
Masters bestowed
On me
Masters get to practice too
This is quite
A joy
For them
Virtue
Is planted
By Masters
Re-enforced
By partners
Be aware
Of center of gravity
Embrace it
Gestures project
From it
Gather
Cultivate
Project
First root
Then gesture
Root firmly
In Kai He style
Un-up-root-able
Cannot be aware
Of the Tao
Until heart
Is open
Once open
Masters will guide
Rooted = waist open
Waist open = infinity
Embrace
The lineage
It will show
In students
Rooted
In lineage
Vortex
Into the gesture
I will
Not be uprooted
Plant firmly
When doing
Tai Chi Chuan
Root legs
Into earth
Until earth
Becomes part of me
Like a tree
Secret
To immortality
New feeling/idea
Practice more
Thru out the day
Do all forms
Call the new
At anytime
Once
Fulcrum/center of gravity
Is understood
Tai Chi Chuan
Is understood
Know
The opponent
By merging
Center of gravity
To control
Their C.O.G
Sitting plumb
Center of gravity
Is support heart/head
This is alignment
Center of gravity
Supports heart
Heart supports head
Too much intent
Results in off balance
Rooted
All will come
Just listen
Wait with
No intent
Apprehension deepens
The root
Root
Then listen  
Root then wait
Root then follow
Well planted
Means
New idea/feeling
Take to the end
Of the entire slow set
Masters
Are well planted
Inside me
Form may look like
The Masters
On the outside
They must be
Inside too
When opponent
Attempts
To uproot
Sense it
Root the idea
Adhere
To opponent
With hand/head/heart
Only if peaceful
Can this be done
What is well
Rooted/relaxed
Can be stretched
Foundation first  
Hug and bow
To embrace Masters
Be a tree
Planted deeper
Into the art
Root deeper
Into the art
Life aging
Comes deep wisdom
What is engrained
Cannot be uprooted
Ward-off
What is well involved
Cannot escape
Roll-back and Press
What is anchored
In the past
Causes elasticity
To the future
Tai Chi Chuan
Is within me
Have to undo blockages
And align with Masters  
Cannot be up rooted
Always push hands
With the Masters
Lot of being pushed
Uprooted from life
Until planted
In the earth/China
What is anchored
Cannot drift
Plant into
The Tung school
Will not be uprooted
Walking
To get new ideas
How?
Physical problems
Drain down to earth
Giving up to gravity
Emotional/mental problems
Spirit lifts up
Opening/freeing
The physical
While physical
Gives root
To the spiritual
Beethoven, Kant, Steve Jobs walk
Alert – Root – Circle
This morning’s
Lesson
Rooted
Open pelvis
Free waist
Energy flow
To students
And art  
What is well
Aligned
Retains its balance
Achilles secret root
I am carrying on
Lineage
For eternity
Walking
Same as slow set  
Step
Contact earth
Lift
By pressing ball
Of foot down
Drum like response
From earth
Body moves
Each step
Is a Tai Chi gesture  
A Tai Chi gesture
Is physics at work
Is nature at work
A Master’s work  
Walking relaxes body
So deficiencies
Can descend
Earth’s energy
Can ascend
For repairs


Give up
To gravity
Spirit
Will hold up
Stronger gravity
Higher spirit
Open waist
Results
Tai Chi Chuan
Add virtue
To classes
Those lacking virtue
Are not worthy
To continue
Rooted
In the past lineage
Root self
Root students
Uproot opponent
Salute
The Masters
Being held up
By the galaxy
The center of gravity
Of the universe
Is under them
They are the universe
What Masters plants
Cannot be plucked
Mind is made up
Focused on the center
Fulcrum/ tan tien
Virtue
Transmits
The Masters’
Sacrifice
Lineage
Is most important
There is a lineage
Of the body too
Masters
Will not enter
Unless student
Is worthy and of
Genuine
Character
A well planted
Correction
Cannot be
Fully understood
Until the end
Of slow set
Practice
A correction
In elbow
Is a correction
In arm
Is a correction
In torso
Is a correction
In pelvis
Is a correction
In legs
Is a correction
In feet
Is a correction
In body
Is correction
In students
Is a correction
In the form
Is a correction
In the universe
Continue the above
Thru out the form
This day
This week
Forever
Refinement
And the reflection
Of it effects
Have a vision
Of Tai Chi Chuan
Control the vision
Thru daily
Perfecting gestures
Thru students  
Who are well rooted
In virtue
81 poems
Of the Tao Te Ching
Like the 81 gestures
Of Tai Chi Chuan
Pick a gesture each day
With the same number
As the Tao Te Ching
Interpret it differently
Each day
An idea/technique
That is understood
Well embraced
Cannot slip away
Probing back
Done by practicing
Tai Chi Chuan
Via body and mind
As though
Oneself
One may contemplate
Oneself
Know self-first
Then become selfless
This new
Feeling of being
Outside myself
When one
Has connected
To the Master
He can control
Own energy
With mind
Stay within
Even after disconnected
Same in push hands
One’s connected
To opponent
Don’t let go
Same in teaching
Once
Teacher embraces
Student don’t let go
Stay In mind
Divine teachers
Will bring
Worthy students
When one comes
Close to death
Life flashes
In front
In an instant
Everything
Goes into slow motion
Practice Slow Set
Like it is the last time
Masters
Enter only those
Who are well rooted
In slow set
Have faith
In the lineage
Cherish
Tai Chi Chuan
None shall
Estrange me
Built
Student’s form
On a strong foundation
So they will be
Well rooted
Elsewhere
Hold students
Nonchalantly
And
Let them go
Plant
Steadfastly
In Slow set
Never be uprooted
A student
Must be looked upon
As an individual
A family as a family
A class as a class
A state as a state
A world as a world
A universe as the lineage
Student/teachers
Will carry on
Spread the art
Will never die
Listen
For the Masters
Are answering
Questions inside me
Their answers
Are coming
Out of me
Feed the roots
Thru show set
Hold fast
To the principles
Thru virtue
The ancestors will stay
Demo
It is the way
Of repaying
The Masters
So I must be
Of the mind
To demo a lot
Must show
Virtue in demo
Plant KD#1
Embrace KD#27
Thanks to
The hypothalamus
Yu Pei Shih
Merge KD #1
To China
Masters
Working on me
To deeply plant
The art
For my students
To continue the art
They must have virtue
Well rooted
Gestures
Must be
Aligned
With Spirit
Kindness
With Jing/Chi
Because Tai Chi Chuan
Is passive
When Teaching
Heal
Not harm
Sometimes healing
Feels like harming
It is not
It is a healing
Correction
Recent days
Teachings
From the Masters
Rooted
Pounce the body
On prey
Connection
To lineage
Receiving
Knowledge
Teaching thru me
One shoulder
Anchored
Allows other
To stretch
Rooted allows body
To vertically stretch
Further up
To heaven
Must connect
To spirit (Masters)
And gravity (China)
Those lacking
In virtue
Cannot discern
New feeling/idea
Well understood
Means
I have embraced
The lineage
Virtuous elasticity
Takes over
Attaching to all
Well planted
Into China
Pass it on
To worthy students
Building
A worthy school
A diving board
Is well anchored
Result in Jing/Chi
KD#1 rooted
Results in Jing/Chi
Strength of the earth
Tao power
Be an asset
To the ancestry
Humble to heritage
Living legacy
To the school
Embrace Masters
Root to China
Return to gesture/life
I am carrying on
The Masters’ art
Cultivate in self
Then others
Only the worthy
Practice until
Well rooted
Once understood
Relax
It will go away
But still be there
Practice
The epiphany
Endlessly
Thru out
The day
Slow Set
Go lower/deeper
Into self
The root
Of the art
Merge
With the Masters
Via Slow Set
Forever virtuous
Gestures and students
Perfect posture
With virtuous
Gestures
When Master
Says
Get down lower
It also means
Go deeper
Into the art
Vortex gestures
Like a whirlpool
Down to China
And spirit up
Like a cyclone
To imagination
Embrace
The lineage
To have
Endless epiphanies
Must practice
Epiphanies
In all forms
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