The Artisan and the Charioteer
The Seal of the Unity of the Three: A Study and Translation of the Cantong qi, the Source of the Taoist Way of the Golden Elixir, by Fabrizio Pregadio, page 69
Enfolding and encompassing the Way of Yin and Yang
is like being an artisan and a charioteer
who level the marking-cord and the plumb-line,
hold the bit and the bridle,
align the compass and the square,
and follow the tracks and the ruts.
Abide in the Center to control the outside: the numbers are found in the system of the pitch-pipes and the calendar.(1)
Source: Cantong qi (Seal of the Unity of the Three), poem 2.
(1) "Pitch-pipes and calendar" (lüli) refers not only in a literal sense to the musical and calendrical emblems, but also in an extended sense to the whole range of cosmological emblems.
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