The Hundred Character Tablet ~ Lu Tung-Pin

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The Hundred Character Tablet

To nourish the vital energy, 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 itself;
Within the caldron, the trigrams of kan and li are joined.

Yin and yang arise, alternating over and over again;
Every transformation comes like a clap of thunder.

White clouds form and come to assemble at the peak;
The sweet nectar sprinkles down Mount Sumeru.

Swallow for yourself this wine of immortality;
You wander so freely—who is able to know you?

Sit and listen to the tune played without strings;
Clearly understand the mechanism of creation.

It comes entirely from these twenty lines:
A true ladder going straight to Heaven. 

Lu Tung-pin    Taoist Chinese Immortal

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