Bai zi bei: Hundred Character Tablet

May 4, 2023 No Comments 1 Min Read

呂祖百字碑 To nourish the vital breath, keep watch in silence;In order to subdue the mind, act with non-action.Of movement and stillness, be aware of their origin;There is no work to do, much less someone to seek.The true and constant must respond to phenomena;Responding to phenomena, you must be unconfused. When unconfused, the nature will stabilize by itself;When the nature stabilizes, energy returns by itself.When energy returns, the elixir crystallizes by…

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Taixi jing: Classic of Embryonic Breathing

March 25, 2023 No Comments 1 Min Read

高上玉皇胎息經 The Celestial Lord Jade Emperor said: The embryo is produced from the qi within. The qi has the embryo within the breath. When the qi enters the body, this is life. When the shen leaves the body, this is death. Knowing shen and qi, longevity is possible. So do not depart from nourishing shen and qi. When the shen moves, the qi moves. When the shen abides, the qi…

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Dao De Jing – Translation by Lin Yutang

August 11, 2022 No Comments 44 Min Read

1. On the Absolute Tao The Tao the can be told ofIs not the Absolute Tao;The Names that can be givenAre not Absolute Names. The Nameless is the origin of Heaven and Earth;The Named is the Mother of All Things. Therefore:Oftentimes, one strips oneself of passionIn order to see the Secret of Life;Oftentimes, one regards life with passion,In order to see its manifest forms. These two (the Secret and its…

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