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DaoZang Volume 131, Page 066a1
|Book 10 A Faithful Rendition in Regular Text
||Plate 5-6 Scroll 60
Xià Yú Hóu Lóng Tōng Shén Míng
Downward through the Throat leads to the gods.
Hóu Lóng Yŏu Shí Èr Shí Tíng Zhǎng Jiē Chí Yù Jǐ Shǐ Shŏu Hóu Lóng Zhēn
Rén Zhù Qí Zhōng Zhŭ Tōng Qì Shàng Xià
The Throat (Hou Long) has the traditional twelve two-hour period
Village Constables (Ting Zhang),
each one holding a two-pointed Jade Halberd which they use to defend the Throat.
A Perfected One resides amongst them as Monarch (Zhu),
controlling the 'Activating Vital Energy' (Tong Qi) from top to bottom.
Guò Huá Gài Xià Qīng Qiĕ Liáng
It is an error to pass by the Canopy, for beneath,
it is clear and cool.
Méi Wéi Huá Gài Shén Zhù Qí Zhōng
The Eyebrows are the Canopy,
covering over the gods who reside in their midst.
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