袁(yuán)公(gōng)辅(fǔ) said: the myriad of the texts describe only the principles of refining the elixir, but as to starting the work and incepting it, and as to the subtleties of the fire phases – without getting those personally from a teacher – even if your talent surpasses 颜(yán) and 闵(mǐn), then these are hard to comprehend.
About that, 平(píng)叔(shū) (Zhang bo-duan) in his foreword says: the subtle fire phases of the medicine are fully knowable, those who work well at seeking the meaning of the text - why would they need a secretive personal transmission?
Now, contrary to the text, I urge people dare not to discuss it lightly.
Is not this a hoot? Yeah, me and old Zhang think it is a hoot.
Edited by Taoist Texts, 06 January 2017 - 01:09 AM.