Welcome to my new site. I am in process of tidying up and rearranging the furniture, as it were; so bear with me. On the front page you will see three pictures of …studying the wonders, of nature, in the heart…. In Taoism, we begin in the natural world – and end in the human. The well-known opening lines of the Yinfu Jing (the Matching Shadow ), an old Chinese tract state:
Observe the ways of nature, and grasp their circuit in the Sky – this is all.
And then go on to say:
Time present, time past and time future, all rest in your hand – their transformations born from your own body.
Thus in the Chinese world we are masters and mistresses of our own destiny. The body is a ‘matching shadow’. It all starts in acknowledging our own physical fragility…
More to follow on this. Or you can read about it in the ebook of my translation.
2 thoughts on “New Site, Old Truth”
“Observe the ways of nature, and grasp their circuit in the Sky – this is all.”
I liked your translation of this so very much!!!
I wonder how you translated: 动其机，万化安
If you could send me your translation of 陰符經 I would be very grateful!!!
You can see my attempt on translating it at: http://blogs.evergreen.edu/diamanth/files/2011/06/Alchemy_Booklet13.pdf
(It is at the end of the booklet).
All the best,
Dear Hirsh, just found your reply. Apologies, having along sabbatical (right word?!)from a site this summer..will reply soon. On first look your work looks superb.