Nèiyè 內業 Inner Cultivation: part 5 of 26

Nèiyè 內業 Inner Cultivation: part 5 of 26

051   01   凡道無所                       fán dào wú suŏ

052   02   善心安愛                       shàn xīn ān ài

053   03   心靜氣理                       xīn jìng qì lĭ

054   04   道乃可止                       dào năi kĕ zhĭ

055   05   彼道不遠                       bĭ dào bù yuăn

056   06   民得以產                       mín de yĭ chăn

057   07   彼道不離                       bĭ dào bù lí

058   08   民因以知                       mín yīn yĭ zhī

059   09   是故卒乎其如可與索   shì gù cù hū qí rú kĕ yú suŏ

060   10   眇眇乎其如窮無所       miăo miăo hū qí rú qióng wú suŏ

061   11   彼道之情                       bĭ dào zhī qíng

062   12   惡音與聲                       è yīn yú shēng

063   13   修心靜音                       xiū xīn jìng yīn

064   14   道乃可得                       dào năi kĕ de

V

051   01   凡道無所   fán dào wú suŏ

0248     fán   all, any, every, ordinary, common, of the material world

0249   道   dào   path, road, street, method, way, direction, principle, truth, reason, skill, morality

0250   無   wú  no, not, have no, negative, lack

0251   所   suŏ   place, location, actually, that which, classifier for houses, small buildings, institutions etc, particle introducing a relative clause or passive

052   02   善心安愛   shàn xīn ān ài

0252   善   shàn   good, virtuous, charitable, kind, benevolent

0253   心   xīn   heart, mind, intelligence, intention, center, core, soul

0254   安   ān   peace, peaceful, tranquil, quiet, calm, still, safe, secure, security, safety

0255   愛   ài   love, to love, to like, be fond of, affection

053   03   心靜氣理   xīn jìng qì lĭ

0256   心   xīn   heart, mind, intelligence, intention, center, core, soul

0257   靜   jìng   quiet, calm, motionless, not moving, gentle

0258   氣   qì   vital breath, vapor, steam, gas, air, spirit, smell, weather, to anger, to get angry

0259   理   lĭ   reason, logic, truth, science, to manage, to run (affairs), to handle, to put in order

054   04   道乃可止 dào năi kĕ zhĭ

0300   道   dào   path, road, street, method, way, direction, principle, truth, reason, skill, morality

0301   乃   năi   then, thus, so, therefore, thereupon, after all, as it turned out, really, indeed, namely, only

能   néng   can, to be able to, permitted to, ability, capability

0302   可   kĕ   may, can, -able, possibly

0303   止   zhĭ   stop, halt, detain, desist, prohibit, until, only

055   05   彼道不遠   bĭ dào bù yuăn

0304   彼   bĭ   that, those, there, (one) another

0305   道   dào   path, road, street, method, way, direction, principle, truth, reason, skill, morality

0306   不   bù  no, not, un-, negative prefix

0307   遠   yuăn   distant, far, remote, profound

056   06   民得以產   mín de yĭ chăn

0308   民   mín   people, subjects, citizens, nationality

0309   得   de   to obtain, to get, to gain, to acquire, structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it ot following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc

0310   以   yĭ   therefore, thereby, by means of, consider as, in order to, to use, according to, so as to, by, with, because

0311    產   chăn   to give birth, to reproduce, to produce, product, resource, estate, property

057   07   彼道不離   bĭ dào bù lí

0312   彼   bĭ   that, those, there, (one) another

0313   道   dào   path, road, street, method, way, direction, principle, truth, reason, skill, morality

0314   不   bù  no, not, un-, negative prefix

0315   離   lí   to leave, to part from, to be away from, go away, without (something), independent of, separate

058   08   民因以知   mín yīn yĭ zhī

0316   民   mín   people, subjects, citizens, nationality

0317   因   yīn   cause, reason, because (of), by

0318   以   yĭ   therefore, thereby, by means of, consider as, in order to, to use, according to, so as to, by, with, because

0319   知   zhī   to know, to be aware, to perceive, to comprehend

059   09   是故卒乎其如可與索   shì gù cù hū qí rú kĕ yú suŏ

0320   是   shì   indeed, yes, right, to be, this, that (demonstrative pronoun)

0321   故   gù   reason, because, ancient, old

0322   卒   cù   at last, finally, sudden, unexpected

0323   乎   hū   interrogative or exclamatory final particle, at, from, because, than

0324   其   qí   his, her, its, their, that, such, it (refers to something preceding it)

0325   如   rú   as, as if, such as, if, supposing, like

0326   可   kĕ   may, can, -able, possibly

0327   與   yú   and, with, to, for, give, grant, (final particle expressing doubt or surprise)

0328   索   suŏ   to search. to demand, to ask, to exact, large rope, isolated

060   10   眇眇乎其如窮無所   miăo miăo hū qí rú qióng wú suŏ

0329   眇   miăo   tiny, humble, blind, blind in one eye

0330   眇   miăo   tiny, humble, blind, blind in one eye

0331   乎   hū   interrogative or exclamatory final particle, at, from, because, than

0332   其   qí   his, her, its, their, that, such, it (refers to something preceding it)

0333   如   rú   as, as if, such as, if, supposing, like

0334   窮   qióng   poor, impoverished, exhausted, destitute

0335   無   wú  no, not, have no, negative, lack

0336   所   suŏ   place, location, actually, that which, classifier for houses, small buildings, institutions etc, particle introducing a relative clause or passive

061   11   彼道之情   bĭ dào zhī qíng

0337   彼   bĭ   that, those, there, (one) another

0338   道   dào   path, road, street, method, way, direction, principle, truth, reason, skill, morality

0339     zhī   to go, this, it, him, her, them, or marks preceding phrase as modifier of following phrase

0340   情   qíng   feeling, emotion, passion, sentiment, situation

062   12   惡音與聲   è yīn yú shēng

0341   惡   è   evil, bad, wicked, foul, fierce, vicious, ugly, coarse, to harm

0342   音   yīn   sound, tone, pitch, pronunciation, noise, syllable, note (of musical scale), reading (phonetic)

0343   與   yú   and, with, to, for, give, grant, (final particle expressing doubt or surprise)

0344   聲   shēng   sound, voice, tone, noise, music, classifier for sounds

063   13   修心靜音   xiū xīn jìng yīn

0345   修   xiū   to study, to repair, to cultivate, to decorate, to write, to embellish, to build

0346   心   xīn   heart, mind, intelligence, intention, center, core, soul

0347   靜   jìng   quiet, calm, motionless, not moving, gentle

0348   音   yīn   sound, tone, pitch, pronunciation, noise, syllable, note (of musical scale), reading (phonetic)

064   14   道乃可得   dào năi kĕ de

0349   道   dào   path, road, street, method, way, direction, principle, truth, reason, skill, morality

0350   乃   năi   then, thus, so, therefore, thereupon, after all, as it turned out, really, indeed, namely, onl

0351   可   kĕ   may, can, -able, possibly

0352   得   de   to obtain, to get, to gain, to acquire, structural particle: used after a verb (or adjective as main verb), linking it ot following phrase indicating effect, degree, possibility etc

TRANSLATION

FIVE

The Way has no fixed position;

It abides within the excellent mind.

When the mind is tranquil and the vital breath is regular,

The Way can thereby be halted.

That Way is not distant from us;

When people attain it they are sustained

That Way is not separated from us;

When people accord with it they are harmonious.

Therefore: Concentrated! — as though you could be roped together with it.

Indiscernible! — as though beyond all locations.

The true state of that Way:

How could it be conceived of and pronounced upon?

Cultivate your mind, make your thoughts tranquil,

And the Way can thereby be attained.

(Translated by Harold D. Roth, 1999)

The Dao has no fixed place;
it dwells at peace in a good heart.

When the heart is tranquil and the qi aligned,

the Dao may be made to stay.

The Dao is not distant,
people gain it in being born.

The Dao never departs,
people rely on it for awareness.

How compact! As though it could be bound up.

How remote! As though exhausting all nothingness.

The natural being of the Dao abhors thought and voice.

Refine the heart and calm thoughts,

and the Dao may be grasped.

(Translated by Robert Eno, 2005)

Always: Dao is nowhere to be found,
But in a virtuous heart/mind it can calmly dwell.

When the heart/mind is still and Qi is regulated,

Dao can then stay there.

That Dao is not remote :
Citizens attain it by being born.
That Dao does not depart :
Citizens rely on it for understanding.

Thus : is it close?
As though it could be tied together with you.

Is it very minute and subtle?
As though it is utterly nowhere to be found.

The nature of that Dao
Detests thoughts and words about it.
But when you cultivate your heart/mind and still your thoughts,

Dao can then be attained.

(Translated by Bruce R. Linnell, 2011)

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