Chapter 13: Oral Secrets, #5
5th saying: The millstone turns, the heart-mind (xin) does not turn
“The millstone turns” refers to the yao turning.
“the xin does not turn” refers to the zhong ding that results from sinking the qi to the dantien.
The saying “millstone turns, xin doesn’t turn”
is a formula in the family secret transmission.
Compare it to two sayings from the boxing texts (quan lun):
“yao is like an axle” and “yao acts as the banner” .
This is particularly important.
After I achieved this idea (yi),
I became aware of daily progress in my gongfu.
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