The Way of the Golden Elixir


This alone is the wondrous Art,
veritable, genuine, free of untruthful words.

Millions of generations have passed it down,
yet still it gleams asking to be investigated,
brilliant as the stars of the Milky Way,
luminous as a river that runs home to the sea.

Ponder it intensely,
look at it all around, and above and below:
at one thousand changes, it is still vivid and splendid,
at ten thousand transformations, you can still behold it.

Source: Cantong qi (Seal of the Unity of the Three), poem 81.


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