it is beyond first,
it is beyond last,
it is beyond first and last,
it is beyond neither first nor last;
it is beyond competition.
together, not separate.
innovate; absorb, exhorb,
beyond replace, bring new life to,
maintain better, tada-ima, always fresh…
take musu ai ki; skillful means…
out of sequence.
the rest is bhumi.
this isn’t gradual,
it isn’t expedient,
beyond the four
points the way.
this entire life,
hi ryu zai ten abiding on the heavenly bridge;
clutching the pearl, protected, the great
mechanic engineer sensei took note.
solving this together, sensei shares
one verse: you musting training.
“… you learning from me?
i learning from you…”
only on the bridge between,
fire and water, will this