Raise the Fotus of True Self in
Three Years' Time (1)
the matter? Oh! The queen of the Heaven is paying a visit with a lot of
supernatural beings in groups following her Majesty. What melodious and
touching tune by several ethereal virgin girls of enchanting figure fluting
and piping. All is false you must remember! You and the foetus should
constantly remain as dead as possible.
of the sudden a streak of golden lightning rushes upward from your body
and ceases its movement before your eyes and then turns into a bright
photosphere hanging there. At sight of this scene you should have an idea
to shift the foetus rapidly before the bright photosphere. This done you
use your mind-will to contract the photosphere smaller and smaller by
degrees till it has the size of your thumb's nail, then gently pull the
photosphere into the foetus. No sooner has this been done you will find
the foetus has already entered your skull, then you should pull it into
upper elixir field again with a faint mind-will. Immediately afterwards
the foetus and yourself should fall into the profoundest stillness, and
later all motion in your body again comes to be at a constant standstill.
Yes, you are a dead man still alive again! The golden lightning you have
pulled into the foetus has a wonderful effect of melting down all physical
form, so you must avail yourself of the lightning to serve the foetus
of your true self, otherwise the foetus is sure to have the encumbrance
of form, however little it may be.
should well know the interval between the time the foetus first jump out
of your upper opening and the time it reenters your skull is very short
and you should pull it into your upper elixir field as soon as possible,
with your faint mind-will. It will be disastrous to release the foetus
of your true self from your body with such an event taking place: the
foetus, once gone, never comes back, which is remarkably indicative that
you have not completely given up your worldly heart, that is to say, you
have never disciplined your heart to be as dead as a stone which constantly
remains independent of all external and internal influences. Because of
this kind of danger, as well as other endangering your life as I described
before, you must give up all intentions, motivations, aspirations and
so forth, which is a must to have things achieved in the region of covetousness.
You should purge all passions completely of your heart, and never be proud
of being in possession of miraculous power as I described before, and
you should be as heartless as a stone, without any feelings. In brief,
to prevent the foetus of your true self from being gone forever you must
discipline your heart to be as nonchalant as possible, to be as dead as
ashes burnt down thousands of years ago.
fact, the releasing of the foetus of your true self the first time signifies
the beginning of nursing the infant of your true self for up to three
years. To nurse the infant of your true self, Lao Zi once said, is to
cultivate and train him, of which the cultivating process means the infinite
emptiness will nurse the infant of your true self in the favorable environment
of all motion taking place in your physical form coming to be at a constant
standstill; and the training process means you should let him go out and
return at proper time.
newly-born infant is very tender in constitution and his halo is relatively
feeble and pale, so you should often fall into profound stillness to provide
favorable environment for the infant to be nourished by the infinite emptiness.
You falling into the profoundest stillness till all seems to have come
to be at a constant standstill, the infant, also at a constant standstill,
will become more and more composed and indifferent to influence exerted
by things inside and outside.
Once the infant went out, your mind-will and his should always settle into the halo surrounding him without any intermission---though you know where he is, with golden rays sending out in all directions as like a sun, you should never pay the least attention upon it---then all false visions will gradually disappear, besides, the infant should never turn round his head and see you---his mother in the viewpoint of the profane world---for he might feel disgust for your form on account of its being like an excrement.