Neiye - Verse 03
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Extract from the Guanzi (管子) : THE INNER ENTERPRISE (Neiye內業) - translation by Robert Eno
The form of the heart is
spontaneously full and replete,
Spontaneously born and complete.
It loses this form through
care and joy, pleasure and anger, desire and profit-seeking.
If are able to rid itself of care and joy, pleasure and anger, desire and profit-seeking,
the heart returns to completion.
The natural feelings of the heart
cleave to rest and calm;
Don’t trouble them, don’t derange them,
and harmony will spontaneously be perfect.
So gleaming! As though just beside.
So dim! As though ungraspable.
As though exhausting the far limit.
Its basis is near at hand; daily we draw its force of virtue
The source of the experienceNeiye
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsReducing and controlling emotions