Secret of the Golden Flower

p.

cap.:v.

 

279

1:4

Tai-s^an appeared magically to Don-hua

     

281

2:8

The __

of __

is __

   

water

vitality

primal real unity

   

fire

spirit

illumination

   

earth

attention

chamber of centre = caelestial mind

     

282

2:11

the higher soul resideth

   

in the __

during __

   

eyen

day [viz., while awake?]

   

liver

night, during dreams

     
   

similes

   

as __

even so __

282

2:17

scarab-beetle {cf. H^PR} rolling dung-ball

concentrating the spirit on the caelestial-mind embryo

284

3:3

embryo forming

pearl is produced after 100 days, of true positive energy

     

287

4:6

the 2 pairs of lights

   

pair of the __

meaning "__ sun & moon"

   

eyen

external

   

ears

internal

     
   

the __

is / becometh __

293

6:4

house

built of gold

   

terrace

white jade

   

rotten things

puff of true energy

   

blood

milk

   

physical body

gold & jewels

 

6:5

setting of the sun

setting the foundation

   

water

higher good, the ultimate

   

movement

wood

   

7 rows of trees

7 openings of "heart"

294

6:6

whole earth

jewel ground

   

golden essence

the "gold immortal"

 

6:7

openness

echoes in valley

     
   

process

is called __

298

8:12

the whole body feeleth wondrously light and buoyant

"clouds filling the thousand mountains"

 

8:13

the channels are stilled, energy stoppeth

"the moon steeped in myriad waters"

299

8:14

the caelestial mind first stirreth in midst of utter darkness of the unknown

"living midnight"

 

8:15

ordinarily, the sovereign ruler [thought] is slave of activity

"always living with ghosts"

 

8:16

movement of activity abiding in heaven

"the root of heaven"

   

repose of activity abiding in heaven

"the moon cavern"

 

8:18

raising the caelestial mind up to the chamber of the creative

"acting in time"

 

8:20

one cannot find even one's own body

heaven entereth earth

   

all wonders return to the root

"solidifying the spirit in the lair of energy"

300

8:22

naturally buoyant, not expending any strength

"settling the spirit in the original emptiness"

 

8:23

even shadows & echoes have disappeared

"hibernating in the lair of energy"

 

8:30

not a single thought ariseth

true mindfulness

   

caelestial potential is suddenly activated in silent trance

"acting without striving"

       
   

term

definition

300-1

8:31

"midsummer"

fire

301

 

"white snow"

true yin within fire

   

"Midnight"

water of water

   

"sun"

single yan in centre of water

 

8:33

"In the heavens"

chamber of the creative

   

"Roaming and returning to absorb the virtues of the receptive"

nurturing the fire

 

8:34

"bathing"

cleaning the mind, washing the thoughts

       

302

 

the __ moon

is the __ sun

 

8:47

vitality of the true

darkness in the

 

8:48

white of the

light of the true

"Mysteries of the Doctrine of the Golden Flower"

p.

 

317

"The light you see before your eyes is rat-light "

 

"Everyone already has the lamp of the mind, but it is necessary to light it".

319

"The real lifeline is to be sought from within the real."

 

"the iron pillars of thoughts are deeply rooted When you see the mind, only then will you find the roots are insubstantial".

320

"What cannot be spoken and cannot be named is the generative energy "

321

"The true mind has no form : what has form is ultimately illusory."

Thomas Cleary (translator): The Taoist Classics, Vol. 3. Shambhala, Boston, 2000. pp. 273-376

http://hk.geocities.com/akrishi0/goflower/eng/index.htm a translation of chapters from the Secret of the Golden Flower