C: Above is fire, below is a
lake, disparate; superior people assimilate yet are different.
L: Disharmony: a small matter
(yin) will turn out all right.
E: Focus on externals; requires
inner emptiness to restore harmony.
L: Regret disappears: when you
lose the horse, donít chase it- it will return on its own. Seeing an evil
person, there is no blame.
E: In the beginning of
disharmony, when the mind of Tao has left, and the human mind has come, if one
is not deluded by the human mind, then the mind of Tao will return on its own.
If one recognizes the human mentality and its five thieves (joy, anger,
happiness, sadness, lust), and gradually introduces counteracting guidance to
avoid injury, then the five thieves cannot extend their calamities and drain the
pure yang. This is settling disharmony when it has just arisen.
L: Meeting the master in the
alley, there is no blame.
E: When artificial energy
is strong and true energy is weak, it is difficult to use the human mind to
produce the mind of Tao. This is settling disharmony when it is in full force.
L: One sees the vehicle
dragged back, the ox halted; the personís hair and nose are cut off. There is
no beginning, but there is an end.
E: Arbitrarily following
desires, enjoying the outward and damaging the inward, eventually leads to the
loss of all stability, causing one to regret their errors. This is causing
disharmony by oneself where there had been no disharmony.
L: Disharmony in solitude;
meeting good people, associate sincerely, and though it be trying, there will be
E: When yang is
inside yin, or the mind of Tao is trapped by the human mind, humility is
required in seeking enlightened people, for the gradual elimination of the human
mind and the omnipresence of the mind of Tao. This is the higher associating
with the lower, thereby able to solve their disharmony.
L: Regret vanishes; the ally
bites through skin. What fault is there in joy?
E: By emptying the human
mind to seek the mind of Tao, the mind of Tao can reform the human mind. This is
using emptiness to seek fulfillment, thus able to solve disharmony.
L: Disharmony results in
isolation; see a pig covered with mire, a wagon carrying devils. First you draw
the bow, later you put the bow down. It is not an enemy but a partner. Going on,
it is fortunate if you encounter rain.
E: Ignorant of the mind of
Tao, it is necessary to restore the mind of Tao by first understanding the human
mind. To understand the human mind, one must see it as a demon that can cause
damage to the original harmony. Without the human mind, the mind of Tao cannot
be seen, and without the mind of Tao, the human mind cannot be known. Even
though the human mind is the chief of villains, it is also the chief of merit
that is used temporarily to restore the mind of Tao. This is taking advantage of
the proper time to solve disharmony.