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|Numinous Treasure Without Measure Salvation Highest Grade Wonderful-Scripture
||Plate 4 Scroll 22
Shēng Sǐ Méng Huì Shàng Tiān
Life and Death (Sheng Si) are considered by the Ignorant (Meng) to be a favor from Heaven.
Suŏ Bǎo Bù Chuán Xià Shì Yŏng Bì Yù Fŭ Sān Wàn Liù Qiān Niàn Jié Yùn Dāng
Xīng Mĕng Tiān Ér
But from this place such preciousness is not just handed downed
in these works to those below.
For throughout the ages this has been a prepetual Secret (Yong Bi)
of the Jade Office (Yu Fu).
For thirty-six thousand years, [regarding] Calamity and Good Fortune (Jie Yun),
when suitable there could arise an Alliance with Heaven (Meng Tian),
Chuán Qīng Xiè Lòu Màn Yāng Jí Jiŭ Zŭ Huò Zāi Mén Fǎ Zhǎng Yì Líng Guān
Shén Bīng Jiāng Lì Shì Jīng Wŭ Dì Shén Sī Zhū Líng Jīn Tóng Qīng Yù Nŭ Gè
handing down of a small amount of Divulgements (Xie Lou),
to be used to either postpone or slow down Misfortune and Calamity (Yang)
This was done by the Nine Ancestoral Founders (Ji Zu)
when Personal Disaster and Calamity (Huo Zai) struck.
[They caused their] Family of Power and Influence (Men Fa) to increase,
and formed [a collection of] petty officals who were a Powerful Bureaucracy with
Divine Troops (Shen Bing) to support the Officials (Li) who attend upon the Scriptures.
The Five Emperors of Old (Wu Di) are the Divine Department's Ministry (Shen Si).
Vermilion (Zhu) is for the Marvelous Energy of a Being (Ling)
Gold (Jin) is for the Bare Child (Tong),
Cerulean (Qing) is for the Beautiful Girl (Yu Nu).
Sān Shí Liù Rén Yíng Wèi Shén Wén Bǎo Hù Shòu Jīng Zhĕ Shēn
thirty-six persons each of who have the job of
Care and Maintenance of the Living Body (Ying Wei).
Therefore, the Divine Characters (Shen Wen)
protect all who receive the Scriptures (Jing) for this body.
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