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The Flowering of Life -At one with The One(Mystic Trance)

56. The one who is conscious (in Tao) can’t speak.

The one who can speak is not conscious (centered in Tao)(1)

Close the mouth (silence your mind);

Shut the doors (close your your senses;controls the Gates of his Breath)

Smooth the sharpness( blunts his activity);

Untie the tangles (untangle your affairs;release your worries).

Harmonize your inner light (dim the glare; tempers his light);

Let settle your dust (calm the turmoil;unite the world into one whole).

Doing this is to enter the mystical oneness(with Tao)(2)

Yes such(a human being ) realizing mystical oneness (the saint;the wise)

holds balance beyond sway of love or hate (3)

He is immune to gain or loss [he can not be benefited nor harmed]

He can not be made noble nor to suffer disgrace [beyond care of praise(honor ;nobility) or blame (disgrace,shame; meanness)].

Therefore he is considered the most valuable human being under Heaven.

[the treasure of the World].(4)

Notes:(1) “He who knows does not speak. He who speaks does not know” is a false translation repeated endlessly.

Konstantin Stanislavsky(1863-1938) in his book ( “An Actor Prepares”),about” The Professional Training system of an Actor” has illustrated the impossibility of talking or remembering.He asked an actor to raise smth. very heavy. The actor whose body was fully tense and concentrated on this task was unable to speak or to remember simple things he executed before. Stanislavski's theories on relaxation,body-mind unity and consciousness speaks about a man with a high degree of self knowledge(“that to concentrate one must first know how to relax”) Anyone in a mystic trance can’t speak without losing his attention,his fragile grasp or resonant connection with the subtle reality.Mystical trance requires an impartial conscious witness inside the traveller. This impartial consciousness that witnesses the journey to the Center is trained in taoism and yoga using the practice of silence(mouna).In hypnotic and shamanic trance the same thing is realized by two persons:one in trance and the other is the conscious witness outside,the guider,the hypnotherapist or the shaman.

(2) Mystical unity:the profound identification,the dark and mysterious identity,mysterious samenes,absolute equality).

(3) The saint remains detached and not moved or insulted either by affection or aversion; approached or alienated.

(4)Legge:”Such an one cannot be treated familiarly or distantly; he is beyond all consideration of profit or injury; of nobility or

meanness:he is the noblest man under heaven”.

Chan:”Therefore it is impossible either to be intimate and close to him or to be distant and indifferent to him. It is impossible either to benefit him or to harm him. It is impossible either to honour him or disgrace him. For this reason he is honoured by the world”.

Crowley:”He cannot be insulted either by familiarity or aversion; he is immune to ideas of gain or loss, of honour or disgrace; he is the true man, unequaled under Heaven”.

LinYutan:”Then love and hatred cannot touch him. Profit and loss cannot reach him. Honor and disgrace cannot affect him. Therefore is he always the honored one of the world”.

Wieger:”No one can attach himself (by doing favours) to such a man, nor repulse him (by treating him badly). He is indifferent to gain or loss, exaltation or humiliation. Being thus, he is the most noble in the world”.

Wu:”Which you cannot court after nor shun, Benefit nor harm, honour nor humble. Therefore, it is the Highest of the world”.

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Taken on December 6, 2006