ChatGPT translates "Correct Path of Yiquan"

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ChatGPT translates "Correct Path of Yiquan"

Postby everything on Mon Dec 26, 2022 8:06 am

really better than google. "regenerate response" will have it try again, and it tries different phrases. example.

To seek the excellent use of martial arts, one must begin with the foundation of exchanging power through standing postures. This is called turning weakness into strength and clumsiness into agility. For those who study meditation, one begins with discipline, then becomes proficient in concentration, attains enlightenment from the source of the mind, and understands emptiness. Only then can one learn the Way. The same goes for martial arts. In the beginning, there are many methods of standing postures, such as "subduing the dragon" posture, "subduing the tiger" posture, "meridian" posture, and "three talents" posture, etc. But to simplify, we take the best of each posture and combine them into one, called "unified origin" posture, which is effective for generating power and convenient for actual combat. By practicing and training for a period of time, one will have results that cannot be expressed in words.

In the study of standing posture techniques, one must be careful not to use physical and mental effort. If effort is used, qi becomes stagnant, and if qi becomes stagnant, the mind stops, and if the mind stops, the spirit is broken, and if the spirit is broken, one is easily fooled. Especially be careful not to lift your head and bend your waist, and to not have your elbows and knees too bent or straight. In general, it is appropriate to seem straight while not being straight, and to seem bent while not being bent. The muscles and tendons should be stretched. The head should be upright, the waist should be straight, the qi should sink downward, the mind should be calm, and the fingers and toes should use a slight amount of effort. The teeth should be closed but not completely closed, the tongue should be rolled up but not completely, and the entire body's pores should be relaxed but not completely. If this is done, then internal power will be externally released, and weakness will be turned into strength. It is not difficult to understand the essentials.


樁法換勁
[1] STANDING METHODS FOR TRANSFORMING STRENGTH

欲求技擊妙用,須以站樁換勁為根始。所謂使其弱者轉為強,拙者化為靈也。若禪學者,始於戒律,而後精於定慧,証於心源,了悟虛空,窮於極處,然後方可學道,禪功如此,技擊猶然。蓋初學時,樁法頗繁,如降龍樁、伏虎樁、子午樁、三才樁等,茲去繁就簡,採取各樁之長,合而為一,名曰渾元樁,利於生勁,便於實搏,精打顧、通氣學,學者鍛鍊旬日,自有效果,亦非筆墨所能表達其神妙也。夫樁法之學,最忌身心用力,用力則氣滯,氣滯則意停,意停則神斷,神斷則受愚。尤忌揚頭折腰,肘膝過於曲直,總以似直非直,似曲非曲為宜,筋絡伸展為是,頭宜上頂,閭骨宜直,氣宜下沉,心宜靜思,手足指尖稍微用力,牙齒似閉非閉,舌捲似頂非頂,渾身毛孔似鬆非鬆,如是則內力外發,弱者換為強,自不難得其要領也。


second attempt at same thing:
To seek the wonders of martial arts, one must begin with standing methods for transforming strength. This means turning the weak into the strong and the clumsy into the agile. For those studying Zen, the path begins with discipline, followed by cultivation of concentration and wisdom, realization of the source of the mind, understanding of emptiness, and finally reaching the ultimate. Only then can one study the Way. The same is true for martial arts. At the beginning of one's study, there are many standing methods, such as the "descending dragon," "subduing tiger," "meridian," and "three talents" methods, among others. These can be simplified by taking the best of each method and combining them into one, called the "unifying" method, which is effective for generating strength and practical for actual combat. By practicing this method daily, along with "attentively striking" and "breathing," one will see results that cannot be described with words. The study of standing methods must avoid using physical and mental effort. If effort is used, the breath will become stagnant, the mind will become stationary, and one's spirit will be broken, leading to foolishness. It is especially important to avoid raising one's head or bending one's waist too much, and to avoid overly flexing or extending the elbows and knees. It is generally best to seem straight while not being straight and to seem bent while not being bent. The muscles and tendons should be stretched and the head should be held up, the tailbone should be straight, the breath should sink downward, and the mind should be still. The hands, feet, and fingertips should use slight effort, the teeth should be slightly closed but not completely, the tongue should be slightly raised but not completely, and the entire body should feel relaxed but not completely. In this way, internal power can be released outward, and the weak can be transformed into the strong. It is not difficult to understand the essentials of this.
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