Shí Dāng Yì Zuò Tiān Zhēn Dà Shén
only then is it suitable, [having these technical attainments,]
to take a visit to the Constellation-Seat of the Celestially-Endowed Diety,
Shàng Shèng Gāo Zūn Miào Xíng Zhēn Rén Wú Yāng Shŭ Zhòng Chéng Kōng
Ér Lái Zǐ Yān Téng Xiāo Yŭ Qí Yún Chē Ní Jīng Xiá Gài Yìng Ăi Chén Huī
the Superior-Sage Great-Venerable,
the Wonderous-Conduct [Senior-Level] Perfected One Unhaltered.
Numerous crowds riding in a chariot coming [from] the empty heavens,
upon arrival appearing out of the Purple Smoke.
They ascend to the clouds in Heaven,
in their feathers and plumes, riding to the clouds in their vehicles.
Carrying secondary rainbow (Ni) banners on feathered masts.
Red-tinged clouds make up the canopy, reflecting the sunlight,
and in the haze of the dawn, brilliant with
Wŭ Sè Luó Luò Yù Yào Jiŭ Kōng Qī Rì Qī Yè Zhū Tiān Zhū Dì Rì Yuè Xīng
Chén Hǎi Yuè Dòng Gōng Yī Shí
the Five Colors (Wu Se- Green, Red, Yellow, White, and Black)
Spread out as if on a net, luxuriantly illuminating the nine skies,
for seven days and nights the heavens bring into effect
the Earth, Sun, Moon, and the Stars.
[Beyond] the Sea on the highest peak of the Five Sacred Mountains (Yue),
there is a Cavity (Dong) which contains a Palace (Gong).
For a short while
Kāi Lǎng Líng Guāng Zhào Chè Jǐng Qì Dèng Qīng Yī Guŏ Dì Tŭ Shān
Chuān Lín Mù Miǎn Píng Yī Dĕng
there spreads out from it the brightness of powerful ray of light,
shining and settling with a penetration [that brings] prosperity
to the entire country and all of its land,
mountains and rivers and forests.
Reflecting back on remote times,