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DaoZang Volume 5, Page 025b2
|Numinous Treasure Without Measure Salvation Highest Grade Wonderful-Scripture
||Plate 3 Scroll 22
Wèi Chú Shén Bù Tōng Shuǎng Shēn Bù Qīng Níng Tǐ Wèi Dòng Zhēn Yǐ
Zhì Shí Fāng
and has not yet been gotten rid of.
The gods have not made well the Body (Ti).
Nor has Quietness (Qing) or Tranquility (Ning) been given to the Body (Ti).
For not yet has the Cavern Perfection (Dong Zhen - corresponds to
the Shang Qing Tradition) to be used in formulating and controlling
the system of the 'Ten Directions' (East South West North East-North East-South
West-South West-North Upwards and Downwards)
Wēi Wèi Zhì Tiān Zhèng Dé Ké Fú Yù Dì Qí Shù Zhuàn Mó Líng Dàn Wéi Huá Wén
Bù Jiū Jīng Wēi Qīng Sòng Cǐ Zhāng Shēn Zé Bèi Yāng Huò Lián
and it impressive power.
Not yet had there been worked out the system of Heavenly government
and its administrations.
But with Morality and Virtue (De) it is possible to
lie prostrate before the carriage of the Earth God (Di Qi) so that he may tie up
the demons and their magic power.
However the fact of the matter is that the Chinese language
is not really refined enough,
so that a person would have to softly recite these sections,
and their rules personally to themselves.
Therefore, it was the norm whenever misfortune followed upon disaster in succession
Jiŭ Zŭ Gōng Yǎng Zūn Lǐ Mén Hù Xīng Lóng Shì Shì Chāng Chì Dé Wéi Zhēn Xiān
Wàn Zāi Bù
to revert to the Nine Ancestoral Founders (Jiu Zu)
to make offerings to and venerate with [elaborate] ceremony and gifts
To the sect, this gave a brisk and thriving [source of income]
for generation after generation.
When things are flourishing and prosperous the result was [proof] that
with genuine Fairies (Xian) myriad calamities will not happen?
Qiān Shén Míng Hù Mén Sī Jīng Zūn Miào Dù Bŭ Yù Jīng
With a thousand gods guarding the Gate,
these Scriptures venerate the [process being so] wonderful and clever,
[that there needs be] only the single step to [enter] the Jade Capital.
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