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Rootless Tree Ci (Poetry) by Zhang Sanfeng

Translated by Akrishi

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Rootless tree, the flower 1.1 is shattered,
Cling to vanity who will cease?
Wretched life, sea of sufferings,
Drifting here & there ain't not free.
No shore nor end, no berth to park,
All day sail around sharks and fishes.
If you repent, there is the shore,
Not till the wind & waves break your vessel.


Rootless tree, the flower is withering,
Renew old tree and graft green branch.
Plum on willow, mulberry with pear,
Pass to devotees as an example.
Ancient method of transplanting immortals,
There is really a cure to aging.
Seek a guru, ask for the recipe,
Proceed to practice less too late.


Rootless tree, the flower is green,
Sex-and-alcohol immortals in all ages.
In cabarets, feasting meat and wine,
Not abstain meat and not commit sex.
Precious of longevity will be lost with sex,
But Tao will prevail with meat wine through the guts.
Open the door and explain to you,
No wine nor libido then Tao not accomplished.


Rootless tree, the flower is alone,
May I ask if Yin Yang fit no kind?
Egg of a hen, fail to hatch,
Break from Yin Yang hard to create.
Woman with no husband is a grudge woman,
Man with no wife is in the wilderness.
Sigh for the lost, too muddle-headed,
With deadwood meditation Qi dries up.


Rootless tree, the flower is deviated,
Part from Yin Yang Tao not full.
Metal from wood, mercury from lead 5.2,
Yin Yang each at one side, like orphan and widow.
Yin Yang on earth is like man and his mate,
Sons and grandsons, successive generations.
Comply and be earthen, regress to be immortal,
Only in between top down top.

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Rootless tree, the flower is new,
Born in Southwest belly earth is man.
Pluck the flower to wear, "and pick the stamen,
Layers of stamen, beautiful like Spring.
People not realize the knowledge in flower,
This knack of heavenly secret is worth million dollars."
Alias of flower, anatomy of flower,
Clearly explained in the Qiaoyao song


Rootless tree, flower is numerous,
Sweet and charming surpass cosmetics.
Beware the restless mind, and the heart full of whims,
Wear an iron face like your mother.
Draw the real sword of the azure dragon 7.3,
And pluck the fresh flowers off the walls
Avail of the wind, and pull a full sail 7.3-4,
Through the treasure mountain how empty-handed?


Rootless tree, petals are shedding,
Wither and rebloom in fixed intervals.
Lead flower appear, when water is highest 8.2,
Once again full bloom in garden at West.
Just after tidy up facing the moon,
Now pilgrim to the sun to patch your cassock.
This mysterious secret, hardly known to the world,
Should carefully infer together with immortals.


Rootless tree, the flower is blooming,
Pick the flower from the crescent moon pot
Prolong life, cure ailment and mishap,
So as to equip theurgic treasures for your friends.
From this can accomplish heavenly treasure,
Never mind the refuters mock me a fool.
Advice to the talented, don't show off your wit,
Not meet a guru don't try hard to guess.


Rootless tree, the flower is full,
Fruit and harvest, full of taste.
Like red orange, shape of a pill,
Defend the dike and don't relax.
Learn some ways to culture the plant,
Return to life and its root to source.
Pick a holy place and build an abbey,
Merge with pre-heaven to settle great reunion.

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