Huai nan tzu - The great Light
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The collapse of heaven had still taken no definite form. It was floating and swimming and was known as the great Light.
When the sense began in the empty chaos, the cloud chaos engendered space and time. Space and time engendered force. Force had fixed limits. The pure and clear floated upwards and formed heaven. The heavy and muddy coagulated below to form Earth …
The seed of Heaven and Earth is the union of the clear and the obscure.
The concentrated seeds of the obscure and the clear are the four seasons. The scattered seeds of the 4 seasons is the quantity of things.
The heat force of the clear when concentrated, engenders Fire. The seed of fiery force is the sun. The cold strength of the dark, when concentrated, is Water. The seed of water is the Moon…
The path of heaven is round. The path of the earth is square. The essence of the round is clear.