The Secret of the Golden Flower - 12 The Cycle
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
1. For the complete cycle, energy is not the main thing;
mental attainment is the sublime secret. If you won-
der what it ultimately is, the cycle helps growth; it is
maintained without minding, carried out without
2. Look up at the sky; it changes from hour to hour,
through 365 days, yet the polar star never moves.
Our mind is also like this; mind is the pole, energy is
the myriad stars revolving around it. The energy in
our limbs and throughout our whole body is basi-
cally a network, so do not exert your strength to the
full on it. Refine the conscious spirit, remove arbitrary
views, and then after that medicine will develop.
3. This medicine is not a material thing; it is the light of
essence, which is none other than the primal true
energy. Even so, it is necessary to attain great con-
centration before you see it. There is no method of
culling; those who speak of culling are quite
4. When you have seen it for a long time, eventually the
light of the basis of the mind becomes spontaneous.
When the mind is empry, and all indulgence is
ended, you are liberated from the ocean of misery.
5. If it is "dragon and tiger" today "water and fire"
tomorrow in the end they turn into illusions.
The source of the experienceThe Secret of the Golden Flower
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsContemplation and detachment
Reducing and controlling emotions
Squash the big I am
Suppression of learning