Dào Yán Fū Tiān Dì Yùn Zhōng Xīng Sù Cuò Dù Rì Yuè Shī Huī Sì Shí
Daoist Doctrine says that a Man, [just like] Heaven and Earth's
movements, [bring] fortune and luck, [in like fashion] having no finish.
[In the same cyclic manner] the Constellations are interlocked
and alternate in their degrees so that [when] the
Sun and the Moon deviate [from their pattern],
they thereby lose their brilliance and luster,
Shī Dù Yīn Yáng Bù Tiáo Guŏ Tŭ Yŏu Zāi Bīng Gé Sì Xīng Yì Dú Liú Xíng
and the Four Seasons [as the days go on] lose their measure.
When Yin and Yang do not [properly] mix and blend their boundaries,
then the entire Nation has to deal with Calamity and Disaster.
Soldiers are soon fighting, and this transforms the Four Prosperties
into epidemic disease and pestilence.
As these prevail,
Zhào Mín Sǐ Shāng Shī Yŏu Mìng Guò Liáng Shàn Héng Yāng Jiē Dāng Xiū Zhāi Xíng Xiāng Sòng Jīng
so do the masses become the dead and wounded.
But with a Master (Shi) as teacher, along with others who have beome comrades,
life just seems to pass by.
With such good people, friendly and kind, when there occurs
unrestrained calamity, all come together when suitable to study,
fasting from meat, retiring into a room to burn incense and chant the
Fū Zhāi Jiè Sòng Jīng Gōng Dé Shèn Zhòng Shàng Xiāo Tiān Zāi
Now, to have a Person who is fasting and in abstinence,
and is chanting the liturgies with skill and a kind, moral heart
is very important.
This so that they will rise up to dispel natural calamity through
Bǎo Zhèn Dì Wáng Xià Rǎng Dú Hài Yǐ Dù Zhào Mín Shèng Sǐ Shòu Lài Qí
the Protecting-Garrison (Bao Zhen) of the Emperor
who is King (Wang) of all below.
[This is to] remove evil by fasting and praying.
The Poisoned Mind (Du Hai) can be measured for the mass of people,
because life and death they [willingly] receive and endure instead.
Relying on this, they [bring about] their own happiness and