DaoZang texts >
DaoZang Volume 131, Page 006a2
|Book 10 A Faithful Rendition in Regular Text
||Plate 6 Scroll 56
Kŏu Wéi Tiān Guān Jīng-Shén Jī
The Mouth represents the 'Heaven Barrier'.
The animal spirits (Jing Shen) of the body remain hidden and reserved.
Fā Yú Qíng Yóu Shū-Jī Yĕ
This is understood to mean that in and out through this [like words spoken] flow the
feelings and passions, all of it operating just like a moving force or controlling spirit.
Shŏu Wéi Rén-Guān Bǎ Shèng Shuāi
The Hand represents the 'Man Barrier';
used to grasp and hold off the vicissitudes [of life].
ZòngQín Yóu Yǐ
Although it can be used to catch something, it is primarily just used
for causing a cease.
Zú Wéi Dì Guān Shēng-Mìng Fēi
The Foot represents the 'Earth Barrier'.
Life is like a folding-door leaf.
YánYùn Yòng Yǐ Shēn Ér Shēng Yĕ
This says it can be applied to Stop Life (Yi Shen),
but also to Produce Life (Sheng) as well.
Copyright © 2010 Norman Goundry. All Rights Reserved