Kōng Dòng Jiŭ Xuán Yù Dì Xuán Líng Zhāo Xiá Sàn Jǐng Hán Xū Zǐ Yān
Jiàng Shén Yù Fēi Wŭ Huá Tāi Xiān Dào
concerning the Hollow Cave (Kong Dong).
There are nine Dark Profundities (Xuan),
and the Jade Emperor (Yu Di) with his Profound Power (Xuan Ling)
beckons from the red-tinged clouds to the three Scenery Spots (Jing)
contained in the Emptiness (Xu).
With Purple smoke falling around the divine Jade Concubine (Yu Fei)
dances and brandishs flowers for the Fetus of the Fairy Way (Tai Xian Dao).
Bĕn Shēng Huà Líng Gēn Wú Yín Gāo Jí Tài Wú Shàng Liè Zhū Tiān Tiān
Shàng Tiān Xià Wú Yōu Wú Míng Wú Xíng Wú Yǐng
This is the Root of Initial Life-Transformation (Ben Sheng Hua).
It is the Root of Marvellous Profundity (Ling Gen).
Vast and boundless, it is the highest,
and most zenith [First Principle] and greatest of all (Gao Ji Tai).
Therefore, there is nothing superior to the ranking of the Heavens.
For there is the Heavens (Tian Tian) and the Land under Heaven (Tian Xia).
Bottomless and Hidden beneath is the Nether World (Wu You).
This is Nothingness, the Nether World (Wu Ming):
Without Form or Contrast (Wu Xing),
Without Shadow or Reflection (Wu Ying).
Wú Jí Wú Qíong Míng Xǐng Dà Fàn Liáo Kuò Wú Guāng Chì Míng Kāi Tú Yùn Dù
Zì Rán Yuán Shǐ Ān Zhèn Fū Luò
There is the Unbounded Pre-State of All Things without end (Wu Ji),
Endless and Inexhaustible (Wu Qiong),
like a Sea or Watery Expanse (Ming Xing),
like a Great Wind Sighing in the Trees is the Great Brahmin (Da Fan),
Boundless and Vast (Liao Kuo).
Without any [other] light there is the Brilliant Red (Guang Chi Ming)
of the Open Drawing (Kai Tu) the use of which [displays] the limitations of Nature (Zi Ran).
The Beginning (Yuan Shi) is peaceful at the garrison town,
from where it was spread out and then left behind.
Wŭ Piān Chì Shū Yù Zì Bā
Five Chapters of the Red Book (Chi Shu) [are given],
in beautiful characters the Eight-Prestige (Ba Wei),
[as are] the symbols [written upon a baton] denoting power.