Shàng Zhōu Yuán Yào Xià Biàn Zhòng Yuān Fēng Dòng Bā Míng Hóng Jí Chéng
Tiān Chì Fú
Rising upwards, it cycles round in a circle,
illuminating like the sun down on that which is below.
The Change (Bian) happening is important, Profound (Yuan) it is like.
the stirrings in a deep pool.
The Movements of the Eight Winds shake and stir it.
Down in the Nether World there is a Vast Flood (Zhong),
this is the [reaching of the] Zenith of the First Principle (Ji).
All day long the Red Charm (Chi Fu)
Huà Liàn Dān Guāng Fā Yān
[is aided] by the transforming and refining action
of Cinnabar's Bright Ray (Dan Guang) as it sends off its smoke.
Tiān Shàng Tiān Xià Huī Lǎng Yōu Míng Zhào Xíng Xū Xiàng
Heaven has domination over the World that lies beneath it,
thereby causing all of it to be covered with brilliant light.
On the other hand, that dark hell that is the Nether World
imitates in its appearance the Shape of the Void (Xu Xiang).
Dà Wú Qíong Hóng Méng Míng Xǐng Huō Luò Shū Guāng Tài Zhēn Qǐ Yuán
The size of which appears to be endless and inexhaustible.
It is like a great drizzling, misty chaotic sea,
the only break in it being the unfolding of the Bright Scenery (Guang).
All of this is the Greatest Level of Realness (Tai Zhen)
[within] that which can be best explained as a Circular Motion (Yuan Yun)
Dù Zì Rán Zhū Líng Fū Yǎn Huái Fēng Shàng Piān Bì Jiǎn Jīn Zhāng Yù Lù Yáo
Biān Bǎo Ān Tiān Dì Yŏng Jié Mián Fàn Qì Mí Luó Wàn Fàn
[operating] at the very limits of Nature.
A Vermilion Mausoleum lays there, all spread out.
Performing how to go to and fro on the Wind (br) always headed upwards,
is the Section (Pian) of Bluish-Green Characters (Bi Jian).
Written within the Golden Chapter (Jin Zhang) is the Jade Map (Yu Lu).
In the Green Jasper Compilation (Yao Bian) there is described
the Preservation of Peace and Safety (Bao An),
how is kept Heaven and Earth from perpetual Calamity
and suffering (Tian Di Yong Jie).
[Unlike] the continuous floss of Buddhistic Influences (Fan Qi),
overflowing with their collection of Ten Thousand Laws (Wan Fan),