Neiye - Verse 12
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
When the heart completed lies within, it cannot be concealed.
It may be known through the form and countenance,
seen through the skin and expression.
When such a one encounters others with the qi of goodness,
he becomes closer to them than brothers.
When such a one encounters others with the qi of hatred,
he is more dangerous then weapons of war.
The unspoken sound travels faster than a clap of thunder.
The form of the heart’s qi
illuminates more brightly than the sun or moon,
and is more discerning than a father or mother.
Rewards are insufficient to encourage goodness;
punishments are insufficient to discipline transgressions.
But when the intent of the qi
is in one’s grasp,
the world will submit.
When the intent of the heart is fixed,
the world will obey.