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《成象》

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1 成象:
谷神不死,谷,養也。人能養神則不死也。神,謂五臟之神也。肝藏魂,肺藏魄,心藏神,腎藏精,脾藏志,五藏盡傷,則五神去矣。是謂玄牝。言不死之有,在於玄牝。玄,天也,於人為鼻。牝,地也,於人為口。天食人以五氣,從鼻入藏於心。五氣輕微,為精、神、聰、明、音聲五性。其鬼曰魂,魂者雄也,主出入於人鼻,與天通,故鼻為玄也。地食人以五味,從口入藏於胃。五味濁辱,為形、骸、骨、肉、血、脈六情。其鬼曰魄,魄者雌也,主出入於人口,與地通,故口為牝也。玄牝之門,是謂天地根。根,元也。言鼻口之門,是乃通天地之元氣所從往來也。綿綿若存,鼻口呼噏喘息,當綿綿微妙,若可存,復若無有。用之不勤。用氣當寬舒,不當急疾懃勞也。

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