In: Original Tao: Inward Training (Nei-yeh) and the Foundation of Taoist Mysticism by Harold D. Roth, 1999
01 To circulate the vital breath:
02 Swallow it and it will collect.
03 When it is collected, it will expand.
04 When it expends, it will descend.
05 When it descends, it will be become stable.
06 When it is stable, it will be firm.
07 When it is firm, it will sprout.
08 When it sprouts, it will grow.
09 When it grows, it will return.
10 When it returns, it will become heavenly.
11 The heavenly dynamism is revealed in the ascending [of the breath];
12 The earthly dynamism is revealed in the descending [of the breath].
13 Follow this and you will live;
14 Oppose it and you will die.
Xing Qi Traditional Chinese Text With English Vocabulary
01 行氣 xíngqì
02 吞則蓄 tūn zé xù
03 蓄則伸 xù zé shēn
04 伸則下 shēn zé xià
05 下則定 xià zé dìng
06 定則固 dìng zé gù
07 固則萌 gù zé méng
08 萌則長 méng zé cháng
09 長則復 cháng zé fù
10 復則天 fù zé tiān
11 天機舂在上 tiān jī chōng zài shàng
12 地機舂在下 dì jī chōng zài xià
13 順則生 shùn zé shēng
14 逆則死 nì zé sĭ
Xing Qi Different Characters (1-20)
01 行 xíng (1) walk, move, travel, about to, soon, will, behavior
02 氣 qì (1) vital energy, air, vapor
03 吞 tūn to swallow, to take (1)
04 則 zé (11) rule, standard, norm, example, imitate, follow, linking statements: then, already, turned out that, but …
05 蓄 xù to store up, to grow (e.g. a beard), to entertain (ideas) (2)
06 伸 shēn extend, stretch out, open up; trust (2)
07 下 xià (3) postpos.: under, below, lower, get down from, go down
08 定 dìng to set, settled, to fix, fixed, to determine, to decide, to order, forehead, name of a star (2)
09 固 gù hard, strong, solid, sure, assuredly, undoubtedly, of course, indeed, admittedly (2)
10 萌 méng people, sprout, bud (2)
11 長 cháng (2) long, height, (read zhăng = grow, increase, excel)
12 復 fù (2) again, return, repeat
13 天 tiān (2) sky, heaven, nature, god, divine
14 機 jī changes, motion, machine, secret, engine, opportunity, intention, aircraft, pivot, crucial point, flexible (quick-witted), organic (2)
15 舂 chōng to pound (grain), beat (2)
16 在 zài (2) be at, rest with, consist in, be present, be alive
17 上 shàng (1) postpos.: on, above, upper, ascend, go up, supreme
18 地 dì (1) earth, round
19 順 shùn to obey, to follow, to arrange, to make reasonable, along, favorable (1)
20 逆 nì disobey, rebel, oppose, contrary, opposite, backwards, to go against, to betray, accord with (1)