形者,形象也。意者,心意也。
What is “Form?” It is the physical form. What is “Idea?” It is the mind‘s intention.

人為萬物之靈,能感通諸事之應,是以心在內,而理周乎物,物在外,而理具於心。
Of the Ten Thousand Things, human’s have “Ling,” which is able to feel & communicate with everything, responding naturally. This is by means of the mind within understanding surrounding objects. Though the objects are external, the understanding is in the mind.

意者,心之所發也 ; 是故心意成於中,而萬事形於外,內外相感,不外一氣之流行。
What is thought? It originates in the mind. Therefore, when both mind & thought are fixed internally, the ten thousand things appear externally. That the internal & external affect each other is nothing but the flowing of the One Qi.

故達磨祖師本之,而創是拳,其旨在養氣,在益力,動作簡而功用無窮,故名之曰〝形意拳“ 也。
Therefore, the ancestral teacher Da Mo, using this as the basis, created this style. His purpose was to nourish qi while increasing strength. Its movements are simple, but its functions are endless. Therefore, its name is “Xing Yi Quan.”

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