hardship and disaster,
Shén Zhōng Yŏu Zhǎng Shēng Yán Shòu Zhī Jūn Zhōng Yŏu Sān Xuán Dìng Mìng
Dà Shén Zhōng Yŏu Wŭ Lǎo Huáng Líng Zhàng Rén Zhōng Yŏu
god of the Center also deals with Long Life (Zhang Sheng)
by protracting one's age.
The Sovereigns of the Center are the three who are Profound (Xuan).
The normal span of life is determined by these gods.
At the Center exist the Five Old Men (Wu Lao),
[along with] the Sovereign who has the Marvellous Power (Ling),
and with the Father-in-Law (Zhang Ren) of the Center
who deals with
Yīn Yáng Dīng Jiǎ Yuán Gēn Zhŭ Zǎi Tài Yī Zūn Shén Huí
Yin and Yang.
The Fourth Heavenly Stem (Ding) and the First Heavenly Stem (Jia)
are the Primal Origin of the Ruler Over All (Zhu Zai),
the Greatest-Of-All (Tai Yi),
and venerate the Divine Spirit (Shen) so that it returns
Guāng Jiàn Yìng Wú Liáng Dù Rén
like the brightness of the mirror reflecting Boundless Salvation (Wu Liang Du Ren).
Cún Gǎn Wàn Shèng Lín Xuān
Accumulated with the movements of the Ten Thousand Sages (Wan Sheng),
with the teachings one places themself in a small room
Dōng Fāng Jí Jǐng Zhēn Shén Wáng Zhǎng Shēng Dà Shèng Wú Liáng Dù Rén
To the East at its Extreme Limit of the Scene (Jing),
is the True God-King of Longevity (Shen Wang Zhang Sheng).
There is also the Great Sage of Boundless Salvation (Wu Liang Du Ren).