Wuji becomes Taiji. Taiji moves & gives birth to Yang, movement at its extremity becomes stillness, & stillness gives birth to Yin. Stillness at its extremity returns to movement. One Movement & One Stillness, reciprocally serve as its root; distinguishing Yin & distinguishing Yang, the Liangyi establish how.
Yang changes, Yin joins, & generates Water, Fire, Wood, Metal, & Earth. The Five Qi follow the grain, in the manner the Four Seasons progress. The Five Phases are a single Yin & Yang, Yin & Yang are a single Taiji, Taiji is rooted in Wuji. It births the Five Phases, giving each its individual nature. Wuji is real, 2 & 5 are its essence, cleverly uniting & congealing.
Qian’s principle completes the male, Kun’s principle completes the female, when the Two Qi intersect & touch, the transformation gives birth to the Ten Thousand Things. The Ten Thousand Things are born & grow, & boundless variation is how.
Only Humans obtain its most refined Spirit. The Form is already generated, the Shen has developed awareness, the Five Natures perceive movement, & Good & Evil are distinguished, then All Things come forth. The Sage fixes it according to Fairness, Honesty, Benevolence, & Righteousness (Personal Interjection: The Sage’s Dao is Fairness, Honesty, Benevolence, & Righteousness, & nothing more.) This results in mastering Stillness, (Personal Interjection: To lack Desire is the cause of Stillness.) establishing the polarity of Humanity. Thus, the Sage unites his Virtue with Heaven & Earth, the Sun & Moon join their Light, the Four Seasons unite in their orderly sequence, The Ghosts & Spirits unite their good & ill luck. The Gentleman cultivated it & prospers, the Petty Man rebels against it & suffers. Therefore, it is said: Establishing Heaven’s Dao, it’s called the Yin & the Yang; establishing Earth’s Dao, it’s called the Hard & the Soft; establishing Humanity’s Dao, it’s called Benevolence & Righteousness. It is also said: The Origin begins & returns to the end, it is called Knowledge of Life & Death. Great & Changeable, this is its utmost!