Neiye - Verse 15
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
In the life of man,
heaven produces his essence,
earth produces his form.
These are combined and create a man.
With harmony there comes life,
without harmony there is no life.
In discerning the Dao of harmony,
its essence is invisible,
its manifestations belong to no class.
When level balance controls the breast
and sorted regularity lies within the heart,
long life is assured.
If joy and anger lose their proper rule, attend to this.
Moderate the five desires, eliminate the two evils – neither joyous nor angered – and level balance will control your breast.
The life of man must rely on level– balance,
and these are lost through the heart’s joy and anger, cares and dismay.