Collected works on the Transmission of Dao from Zhongliquan to Lüdongbin
Transmission from the Immortal Zhongliquan, who formally speaks to genuine Immortal Ludongbin on how to apply and execute sacred uncommon knowledge to become a perfected immortal.
Zhong said: By beginning cultivation and not realising the Great Dao, and desire to attain the goal quickly. The cultivation methods can be compared to a dry still sitting tree, with a heart like cold dead ashes, the Shen focused internally, not to scatter the mind and concentration. By reaching calmness and stabalising the mind therefore allows the Yin Shen(negative spirit) to release, this is the spirit of a Ghost, pure Yin, without Yang, it is “Immortal”. Because using the mind and concentration the Yin spirit wont scatter, for these reasons above it is called Gui Xian. Although its called Xian(immortal), it’s actually a Gui (ghost \ devil \ spirit of dead). From ancient times til now Buddhist disciples, as they are dedicated, hardworking and diligent in their practice, and therefore they say they have attained the Dao, truly ridiculous and laughable.
Note: Movement gives rise to Yang, stillness gives rise to Yin, these methods of sitting, calming the mind etc can only perfect Yin qualities, and end up with perfected Yinshen, while it requires great work and diligent practice, it is considered forbidden within Daoists circles as the result is ghost, spirit of the dead, stuck in the underworld.
Lu said: What is known as Ren Xian (human Immortal)?
钟曰：“人仙者，五仙之下二也。修真之士，不悟大道，道中得一法，法中得一术，信心苦志，终世不移。五行之气，误交误会，形质且固，八邪之疫不能为害，多安少病，乃曰人仙。” Zhong said: Ren Xian, out of the 5 levels of Xian’s they are the second class. Cultivated to become a “True Scholar”, but didnt realise the Great Dao, to attain Dao only one way, way of one method, confidence and faith, hardship, determination, finally in lifetime not to change(不移). 5 elements (wuxing) energy, 8 evils, very peaceful, in good health, few disease, this is called Ren Xian.
Lu said: Right, that is Ren Xian (human immortal), so how to reach this achievement?
Zhong said: By beginning cultivation, starting to possibly get a slight “taste” of Great Dao, and perhaps heard of real ways genuine methods of Great Dao.
Lu said: What is the Great Dao?
Zhong said: Great Dao is intangible, and without form, nameless, without inquiry, without answer, its great, yet without external, its small, yet without internal. Nothing may obtain and realise, nothing may obtain and move!
Lu said : Great Dao is difficult to understand and realise, what is the reason?
Zhong said: By means of depending on the ways the of minor and inconsistent method’s, seeming easy and appear to have good results, and with desire to circulate and spread to many. Mutually passing on these false methods, being and incorrigibly stubborn and benighted to the end of their days, while succeeding to become popular and common practices as well as undermining and corrupting the Great Dao.
those who abstain from meat and wine adopting vegetarian diet,
those who stop eating grain and fast from food for periods of time,
those who collect Qi (post natal 后天气)
those who swallow saliva,
those who leave their wife,
those who abstain from the flavors,
those who meditate and stabilise the mind,
those who don’t talk,
those who preserve thoughts (mediation etc),
those who collect Yin (sex with women as a method),
Those who practice Qigong (post-natal arts, it is not Alchemy)
Those who live recluse like hermit,
those who breath the heart [stopping the heart],
those who go without rest,
those who open the crown of the head [third eye],
those who withdraw and retract the tortoise (genitalia),
those who cut off relations,
those who recite Scriptures or chants,
those who burn refine (external alchemy)
those who stabilise or fix the breath,
those who practice secular Daoyin [breathing and stretching, Qigong related]
those who practice Tu Na, exhale [the old] and inhale [the new],
those who collect supplements,
those who donate to temples and charity’s,
those who make offerings and sacrifices to gods and deities,
those who provide aid, relief and salvation,
those who enter the mountain [and leave their wives and family],
those who realise only Xing [and don’t realise Ming 命],
those who are motionless [still sitting, meditation, pole standing etc],
those who accept and maintain blind faith,
To depend on the ways of small methods not take precautions.
至如采日月之华、天地之气，心思意想、望结丹砂，屈体劳形、欲求超脱，多入少出，攻病可也。认为真胎息，绝念忘言，养性可也 , 指作太一含真气， 金枪不倒，黄河逆流，养命之下法；
The methods are in compliance with collecting magnificent sun and moon, sky and earth Qi, using thought and imagination, in hope to form red sand (cinnabar ie Dantian-elixir), bending and stretching the body, desire to strive to be detached, many enter, few come out, taking defense to sickness.
Considering true embryo breath (taixi) as cutting the thoughts and neglecting the speech,
cultivating the Xing, and depending on work of supreme unity holding in their mouth true Qi, the golden spear not inverted, yellow river go against the current, Cultivating the Ming(Yuanjingqi) to go to ruins and drain; body as a withered tree, and heart like cold dead ashes, accumulating Shen-spirit a minor technique.
How in ancient and modern times can you believe in Daoist scholar, painstakingly be careful, more often then not anticipate death.
Swallowing saliva as a alchemy method? how to obtain goodluck?
Collecting post natal Qi, how to create Elixir?
Taking liver as Dragon(Xing) and lung as Tiger(Ming), how to join them?
taking Kan(water) as Lead, and Li(fire) as mercury, how to replenish them?
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