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DaoZang Volume 131, Page 010a1
|Book 10 A Faithful Rendition in Regular Text
||Plate 10 Scroll 56
Zhū-Niǎo Tŭ Suō Bái Shí Yuán
The 'Vermilion Bird' ([of] the South)
spits out and then shrinks back:
a White Stone into the Fountainhead.
Zhū-Niǎo Shé Xiàng Bái Shí Chǐ Xiàng Tŭ Suō Dǎo Jīn Yè Tiáo Yīn-Yáng Zhī Qì
Liú-Xíng Bù-Júe Gù-Yuè Yuán 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 Yù Bāo Huà-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 Cóng-Lái Yĕ
The root of it has always been there since the beginning of time.
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