Liáng Qiū Zǐ Zhù Jiĕ
Lǎo Zǐ Xián Jū Zuò Qī Yán
Lao Zi (the writer of the Dao De Jing),
waiting to go through the Barrier [guarding the border] was forced
to reside there a while until he had written out the 'Seven Words' (Qi
Lǎo Zǐ Zhĕ Xiān Tiān Dì Ér Shēng Hòu
Tiān Dì Ér Cún Yŏu Sān Shí Lìu Jiào
Lao Zi said that there is a Prenatal State (Zhe Tian -'Before Heaven'),
and after one is born, a Post-Natal State (Hou Tian- 'After Heaven'),
Also, to be able to accumulate and deal with these,
there are given thirty-six precepts,
Qī Shí Èr Míng Jí Bāo Lǐ Mŭ Bā Shí Èr Nián Ér Shēng Gù Zuò
Huáng Tīng Yǐ Yí Hòu Shì Yùn Zhōu Fǎn Fù Dào Bì Zì Rán Dé
and seventy-two descriptions concerning the Placenta (Bao),
and the 'Plum Tree Mother's' (Li Mu) eighty-two years of productive life.
Nonetheless, he went to the trouble to write the 'Yellow Court'
in order to bequeath this as a gift to later generations about the use of the Circuit (Zhou).
Repeating time and again the Way (Dao) and how to finish this up in a natural manner.
To gain it properly
Qí Rén Guì Ér Shòu Zhī Bù Dé Qí Rén Wàn Shì Wù Yŭ Yĕ
a person would get to kneel and receive it.
[But it was] not allowed for these persons for generation after generation
ever to speak about these things.