Nèiyè 內業 Inner Cultivation: part 11 of 26

Nèiyè 內業 Inner Cultivation: part 11 of 26

119   01   形不正           xíng bù zhēng

120   02   德不來           dé bù lái

121   03   中不靜           zhōng bù jìng

122   04   心不治           xīn bù zhì

123   05   正形攝德       zhēng xíng shè dé

124   06   淫然而自至   yín rán ér zì zhì

TRANSLATIONS

Eleven

When your body is not aligned,

The inner power will not come.

When you are not tranquil within,

Your mind will not be ordered.

Align your body, assist the inner power,

Then it will gradually come on its own.

(Translated by Harold D. Roth, 1999)

If the form is not balanced,

the force of virtue will not come.

If the center is not tranquil,

the heart will not be regulated.

When a balanced form controls the force of virtue
then the ren of heaven and the righteousness of earth

will come spontaneously as a torrent.

(Translated by Robert Eno, 2005)

If the form [of the heart/mind] is not properly aligned,

De will not arrive.
If the center is not still,
The heart/mind will not be regulated.

When the properly aligned form takes in De,
The kindness of heaven and the righteousness of earth

Then naturally arrive, and overwhelmingly.

(Translated by Bruce R. Linnell, 2011)

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