Shān Chuān Lín Mù
the mountains and rivers and forests.
Miǎn Píng Yī Dĕng Wú Fù Gāo Xià Tŭ Jiē Zuò Ruì Yù Wú Yŏu
To reflect back on remote times, all things were equal and first-rate.
There was no relative superiority or inferiority anywhere on the Earth.
Everyone suffered through their own misdeeds or was lucky and handsome.
There was no
Yì Sè Zhòng Zhēn Shì Zuò
difference in color or quality.
Many clearly attended upon the Constellation-Seat of
Yuán Shǐ Tiān Zūn Xuán Zuò Kōng Fú Shén Huà Wàn Qì Bǎo Què
Zhī Shàng Shuō Jīng Yī Biàn Zhū
the Primal Heaven Venerable-Worthy (Yuan Shi Tian Zun),
Dark and Profound (Xuan) sitting in the empty sky,
just floating [above] with the Spiritual Transformation (Shen Hua) at the
Ten Thousand Influences Jade Imperial Palace (Wan Qi Bao Que) that is above.
To explain that the Doctrine of the First Universality brings into effect
Tiān Dà Shèng Tóng Shí Chēng Shàn Shì Shí Yī Guŏ Nán Nŭ
the Heaven of the Great Sage (Da Sheng).
At that time this was [much] praised and admired.
Nowdays the whole country, men and women alike,
Zhī Dào Biàn Huà Xí Yóu Shén Qì Nǎi Zhì Tiān Chéng Zǐ Diàn Bì Gé
are aware of and understand what is Change (Hua),
and know entirely about the Gods
and their Supernatural Influences (Shen Qi ).
And, in the Heavens above, in a large walled town
there is a Palace (Dian) with a bluish-green [two-storied] pavilion.
In a yellow