The ‘enclosure,’ or circumambulatio, is expressed in our text by the idea of a ‘circulation.’ The ‘circulation’ is not merely motion in a circle, but means, on the one hand, the marking off of the sacred precinct, and, on the other, fixation and concentration.

The sun wheel begins to run; that is to say, the sun is animated and begins to take its course, or, in the other words, the Tao begins to work and to take over the leadership. Action is reversed into non-action; all that is peripheral is subjected to the command of what is central.

Therefore it is said: ‘Movement is only another name for mastery.’

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