Nèiyè 內業 Inner Cultivation: part 25 of 26

Nèiyè 內業 Inner Cultivation: part 25 of 26

322   01   凡人之生   fán rén zhī shēng

323   02   必以其歡   bì yĭ qí huān

324   03   憂則失紀   yōu zé shī jì

325   04   怒則失端   nù zé shī duān

326   05   憂悲喜怒   yōu bēi xĭ nù

327   06   道乃無處   dào năi wú chù

328   07   愛慾靜之   ài yù jìng zhī

329   08   遇亂正之   yù luàn zhēng zhī

330   09   勿引勿推   wù yĭn wù tuī

331   10   福將自歸   fú jiàng zì guī

332   11   彼道自來   bĭ dào zì lái

333   12   可藉與謀   kĕ jí yú móu

334   13   靜則得之   jīng zé de zhī

335   14   躁則失之   zào zé shī zhī



The vitality of all people

Inevitably comes from their peace of mind.

When anxious, you loose this guiding thread;

When angry, you lose this basic point.

When you are anxious or sad, pleased or angry,

The Way has no place to settle.

Love and desire: still them!

Folly and disturbance: correct them!

Do not push it! Do not pull it!

Good fortune will naturally return to you,

And that Way will naturally come to you

So you can rely on and take counsel from it.

If you are tranquil then you will attain it;

If you are agitated then you will lose it.

(Translated by Harold D. Roth, 1999)

All human life must rest upon contentment.

Through cares its guiding lines are lost.

Through anger its source is lost.
When there is care or sadness, joy or sorrow,

the Dao finds no place.

Loves and desires–quiet them!
If you encounter disorder, put it right.

Draw nothing near, push nothing away;

blessings will spontaneously come to stay.

The Dao comes spontaneously,

you may rely upon it to shape your plans.

If you are tranquil you will grasp it;

agitated, you will lose it.

(Translated by Robert Eno, 2005)

Always: at the birth of people–
They certainly have joy.
When they are worried, then they lose these tenets.

When they are angry, then they lose the source.

Where there is worry, grief, love, anger,
Then Dao does not dwell.

Love and desire: still them.
Foolishness and confusion: properly align them.

When you do not pull and do not push,
Good fortune will naturally return to you:
That Dao will naturally arrive,
Which you can rely on and consult with.
When you are still, then you attain it,
When you are impatient, then you lose it.

(Translated by Bruce R. Linnell, 2011)


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