The Song of Great Dao - Gao, Lian - Ming Dynasty
Type of Spiritual Experience
I think the taking of herbs means taking drugs. Another way of reading this is that you won't need drugs to go out of body - although the objective is clearly, from the text, not to go out of body "(Whenever) the spirit has exited, immediately bring it back."
Note that all this is symbolic.
A description of the experience
Translated in Qigong Meditation Embryononic Breathing by Dr Yang, Jwing-Ming
The Song of Great Dao (Eight Notes of Life Abidance; The Marvellous Theory of Abidance for Pure Cultivation)' (Gao, Lian; Ming Dynasty)
The Great Dao is not far but inside the body. Ten thousand objects are empty, but the human temperament is not empty. If the human temperament cannot be empty and stay together with the Qi harmoniously Qi cannot return to its original ocean and unlimited longevity.
If (you) wish to keep the spirit in the body, do not leave an object in Lingtai, (if) any object stays in the heart, the spirit will not be clear. (This) will waste the real essence and damage the tendons [?] and bones.
The spirit directs the Qi and from Qi the shape remains. (You) will live for a long time without needing herbs. The techniques are easy; however, the secrets are hard to meet (i.e. obtain).
(The correct ways) have always been changed and separated from the expert path. Therefore, even though a thousand people or ten thousand people have learned (about this), after all, there is not even one who has accomplished.
(Whenever) the spirit has exited, immediately bring it back. When the spirit has returned to the physical body, the Qi will also return automatically. As such, practice every morning and evening the Spiritual Embryo will be conceived and born naturally.
The source of the experienceQigong
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsContemplation and detachment