Neiye - Verse 06
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
If the form of the heart acquires excessive knowledge, life is lost.
Unifying with things and able to transform them – this is called spirit-like.
Unifying with affairs and able to adapt – this is called wisdom.
To transform without altering one’s qi,
and adapt without altering one’s wisdom – only a junzi who grips the One can do this.
Gripping the One without fail,
he is able to be ruler to the world of things.
The junzi manipulates things; he is not manipulated by things.
He grasps the principle of the One,
a regulated heart at his center,
regulated words come forth from his mouth,
he engages others in regulated affairs,
and thus the world is regulated.
In one phrase he grasps it and the world submits;
in one phrase he sets it and the world obeys – this is called impartiality.
The source of the experienceNeiye
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsContemplation and detachment
Suppression of learning