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DaoZang Volume 131,  Page 010a1

Book 10    A Faithful Rendition in Regular Text Plate 10   Scroll 56
DaoZang woodblock print from Volume 131, Page 010a1

Zhū-Niǎo Tŭ Suō Bi Sh Yun
The 'Vermilion Bird' ([of] the South)
spits out and then shrinks back:
a White Stone into the Fountainhead.

Zhū-Niǎo Sh Xing Bi Sh Chǐ Xing Tŭ Suō Dǎo Jīn Y Tio Yīn-Yng Zhī Q
Li-Xng B-Je G-Yu Yun Yĕ

The Vermilion Bird's (Zhu Niao) Tongue looks like white stone, or ivory.
'Pouring out and then drawing back' leads
the fluid of the body to blend itself with Yin and Yang.
Because of this, the Qi current is always prevaling,
and so is never exhausted.
Therefore this is called a 'Fountainhead' (Yuan).


Jiē Jīng Y Bāo Hu-Shēng Shēn
The Seed and the Sperm (Jie Jing), raised in the Uterus,
the birth produced by its own metamorphosis in the body.

Bĕn Yǐ Zhī Suō Yǐ Cng-Li Yĕ
The root of it has always been there since the beginning of time.



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