Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Liu Yiming on "Doing" and "Non-Doing"
When the work is completed and your name is recorded, (*) you will have audience at the Northern Portal and will ride a soaring phoenix. You will fly and rise in the broad daylight, and will become a Celestial Immortal of Pure Yang, free from death. Wouldn’t that be pleasant?
(*) That is, one's name is entered in the "registers of immortality," according to the classical Taoist image for the achievement of transcendence.
▶ Quoted from Awakening to Reality: The "Regulated Verses" of the Wuzhen pian, a Taoist Classic of Internal Alchemy , by Fabrizio Pregadio, pages 87-88— Read more on and from this book
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