The Classic of the Hidden Talisman
Translated by Akrishi

   (with Chinese in BIG5)

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中篇 Chapter Two
2.1.1 天地萬物之盜,萬物人之盜,人萬物之盜。 Heaven-and-Earth (is from where) all things (in creation) steals; All things (in creation is from which) man steals; (And) man (is from which) all things (in creation) steals. Note 2.1.1
2.1.2 三盜既宜,三才既安。 As the three stealing is appropriate, so the three talented (beings are at) peace.
2.1.3 故曰食其時,百骸理;動其機,萬化安。 So (it is) said that eat (and act) at its (proper) timing, (then) hundred skeletons (are) orderly; Launch at its (proper) opportunity, (then) myriad manifestation (are) at peace.

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2.2.1 人知其神而神,不知不神而所以神也。 Man know its spirit to be spiritual (and wakeful)(and on the contrary) not knowing not spiritual and so (still) wakeful.
2.2.2 日月有數,大小有定。 The sun (and) moon have numerological (factors), (that) have (their changes to) big (and) small fixed,
聖功生焉,神明出焉。 (and in between these cycles of changes,) sacred achievements is born, (and) spiritual brilliance arises.
2.2.3 其盜機也,天下莫能見、莫能知。 This stealing (is based on being wakeful to) the triggering mechanism, (but) none in the world can see, (and) none can know (it).
君子得之固躬,小人得之輕命。 (If) the gentlemen got it, (he will) be firm in bowing (to the Way of Heaven). (But if) the petty man got it, (he) slights (Heaven's) order and (his) life.

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