||Chapter One - Celestial Heart |
||The Patriarch Lu
||Be Natural is said to be Tao. Tao has neither name nor form. It is
only one's born nature, only one's primordial
||Life itself can not be seen. The celestial
light lodges it. The celestial light can not be seen. The two eyes
and men of reality have passed this on by word of mouth, one to
Since the Supreme Lord manifested creation,
the East Flower Lord successively passed this on to me. Up to the
North and South sect, and flourished with the Quanzhen School. . .
. . .
Now I garrulously be your teacher to surpassing. First
reveal the tenet of the Golden Flower of Great
Duality, then explain in detail.
Duality is so called being with nothing beyond it. Knacks
for cultivating the elixir
always make use of purposeful deeds to attain letting go, but never
a tenet for entering transcendence directly.|
This tenet I pass
on, directly promote achievement of our true nature, without falling to secondary
approaches. This is why it is wondrous.
||The golden flower is namely
light. What form is this light? |
It takes the phenomenon of a
golden flower, which also hides the word 'light' in it.
It is the
real prana of
the pre-heavenly Great
Duality, which is what the phrase: "The lead of the
watery hometown is only this one flavour" refers to.
||The work of reverting the light,
is wholly using a reverse method to concentrate and contemplate on
the celestial heart, which lies between the sun and the
moon [i.e., the two eyes].|
The "Yellow Court Classic"
says: "In the field of a square inch (in between the eyebrows) on
the house of a square foot, life can be governed". The house of a
square foot is the face. As for the field of a square inch on the
face, what can it be other than the celestial heart?
In the square inch is possessed
the scenery of the splendour on the tower of the fairyland, and
marvel of the heavenly jade capital and imperial palace, where the
God of the utmost emptiness and supreme spirit
The Confucians call it the empty dwelling in the middle;
The Buddhists call it the terrace of the soul; The Taoists call it
the ancestral land, the yellow court, the mysterious pass or the
||Because the celestial heart is like a house, with light as its
master, so once with light reverted, then prana of the whole body
will all pilgrimage up.|
Like when a holy king establish the
capital and found his throne, then thousand states will approach
with tribute. Or as, when the master is prudent, his servants and
maids will naturally follow his orders, and each handle their
All of you just revert the light, then there is supreme
||Light easily moves and is
difficult to settle. If reverted long enough, this light
will congeal. That is the natural theurgical body, with the spirit
congealed above the nine skies.|
This is what the "Heart
Seal Sutra" called: "Tacitly attend towards ...
||Going by this tenet, there is no
other means for seeking progress, only by pure thoughts on
Sutra" says: "In pure thoughts, one ascends, will
surely born in heaven." The heaven here is not the grey
sky, but body borned at the house of Qian (where
If long enough, then naturally have a body
outside this body.
||This golden flower is the golden
elixir . Transformations of the spirit can
be leaded by one's own heart.|
The wonderful knack here, though
not to deviate more than a hairsbreadth, yet is very
All it needs is brightness and alertness, and also
settleness and tranquillity. People not extremely bright and alert
can not go by it; People not extremely settled and tranquil can not
hold to it.