07 December 2010


To nourish the vital energy, keep watch in silence;
In order to subdue the mind, act with non-action.

Of movement and stillness, be aware of their origin;
There is no work to do, much less someone to seek.

The true and constant must respond to phenomena;
Responding to phenomena, you must be unconfused.

When unconfused, the nature will stabilize by itself;
When the nature stabilizes, energy returns by itself.

When energy returns, the elixir crystallizes by itself;
Within the pot, the trigrams of kǎn and lí are joined.

Yīn and yáng arise, alternating over and over again;
Every transformation comes like a clap of thunder.

White clouds form and come to assemble at the peak;
The sweet nectar sprinkles down Mount Sumeru.

Swallow for yourself this wine of immortality;
You wander so freely—who is able to know you?

Sit and listen to the tune played without strings;
Clearly understand the mechanism of creation.

It comes entirely from these twenty lines;
A true ladder going straight to Heaven.

Bǎi Zì Bēi
Senta-te e ouve música que se não tocou em instrumento 
Entenderás então a mecânica da criação
Sem visibilidade
Serás visível em luz
Sem tempo
Serás eterno
Não tu



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