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HUANG DI 5




Huang Di asked:
Alas! Distant is the Way of heaven, indeed!
“As if one looked up to drifting clouds,
as if one looked down into a deep abyss.” [However,]
when looking into a deep abyss, it is still possible to fathom [its depth];
when looking up to the drifting clouds, no one knows their farthest extension.
[You,] Sir, have repeatedly spoken about the Way of heaven which you have
attentively accepted. I have heard [it] and [I have] stored it. In my heart,
[though,] I feel strange about it. I do not know what it means. I should like
[you,] Sir, to pour out your mind and enumerate all these issues. . . .
May [I] hear about the Way of heaven?
Qi Bo paid reverence by knocking his head on the ground twice and responded:
It is brilliant, indeed, to ask about the Way of heaven!12
Huang Di asked:
Heaven has eight winds. The conduits have five winds.
What does that mean?13
10 meaning of the title
Huang Di asked:
Man has four regulars and twelve verticals.
What does that mean?14
Huang Di asked:
I should like to hear [the following]:
How do the twelve depots engage each other,
and what is their hierarchy?15
Huang Di asked:
I have heard:
In heaven one relies on six [times] six terms, . . .
on the earth one relies on nine [times] nine [geographic regions] to set
up calculations. . . .
I do not know what this means.16
[Huang] Di:
“Greatly excessive” and “inadequate,” what does that mean?
Qi Bo:
[This is [outlined] in the classic.17



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