Excerpt from Step 5: Life plus Heart
from Characteristic Representation
This defines precisely the meaning of Laoist fifth character. Whether the mind leaps ahead or the body marches forward, they should never be separated. The mind should exalt the sacred position of the body. Although the body is temporary and illusive to the spiritual body of universe, the mind should retain its humbleness within. The body should grind the fire down ot its root with its heavy earthly entity. Even though the mind continues to ignite the firing ball containing the conscious sparks from the sun, the body should preserve her precious holy water -- the primoridal yang Qi -- in order to unfiy the light within. The body contains the blue and creamy Qi within the black valley. The mind invites the red and golden Qi within the white Cosmos.
In spiritual practice, the body-minded action is essentially about obeying oneself first, foremost, and continuously through surrendering to one's pure intention and conscious effort. This action then represents the purest form of the integration of the body as a vehicle, the mind as conscious soul, and the spirit as the divine inspiration. The five organic and emotional Qi become spiritual and unconditional love Qi. The trinity of body, soul, and spirit will become one Qi of life force.
The meaning of this fifth character is clearly illustrated in the Tao Te Ching. It says:
the spirit and soul, and drawing them into Oneness, can this come apart?
These 6 sentences unify the six realms of the world, the hexagonal prisms of I Ching's crystal structural formation. The first 3 sentences deal with the godly or masculine nature, while the last 3 sentences express the goddess or feminine nature. The duality of the triangular functioning becomes the oneness. Body and mind are one single, complete entity.
speaking, this character demonstrates how to experience life consciously
without separating the mental awareness from the physical operation; how
to live fully without discriminating between what the mind intends and
the body executes; how to interact the life selflessly by treating it
with understanding and acceptance. As a result, the literal meanings of
this character are:
be with is to be grounded. To reach is to walk through the pilgrimage.
To enter is to sit in the embryonic cosmic state of consciousness.
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