The Hundred Character Tablet by Ancestor Lu (Dongbin)
“The Hundred Character Tablet by Ancestor Lu (Dongbin) says,
Nurturing energy, forget words and guard it.
Conquer the mind, do nondoing.
In activity and quietude, know the source progenitor.
There is no thing; whom else do you seek?
Real constancy should respond to people; in responding to people, it is essential not to get confused.
When you don’t get confused, your nature is naturally stable; when your nature is stable, energy naturally returns.
When energy returns, the elixir spontaneously crystallizes in the pot mating fire and water.
Yin and yang arise, alternating over and over again, everywhere producing thunder.
White clouds assemble on the peak, sweet dew bathes the polar mountain.
Having drunk the wine of long life, you wander free; who can know you?
Sitting listening to the stringless tune, you clearly understand the workings of creation.
The whole of these twenty verses is a ladder straight to Heaven.”
— Opening the Dragon Gate: The Making of a Modern Taoist Wizard by Chen Kaiguo, Zheng Shunchao
Published: May 15, 2021
Categories: Martial Arts