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The Harmony of the Center and Balance by Li Daochun

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https://open.library.ubc.ca/media/download/pdf/831/1.0092419/1

It is translated as an excellent Ph.D. thesis - with analysis!

 

This book is awesome - one of the best on Neidan. Very very fascinating!

Thanks for the recommendation, as per a question/comment - and I responded as a blogpost:

https://elixirfield.blogspot.com/2019/10/have-i-read-balance-and-harmony.html

just scroll way down.

So the pdf is "secured" - meaning no cut and pastes for commentary on the quotes. It would have to be "transcribed" - along with the original text.

So better to just comment on the pdf directly - people can just go to the link (if they're interested in real Neidan, daoist alchemy training).

Even though this book is almost 1000 years old - it has very clear analysis of the truth of reality.

Whereas later books in the Song dynasty, etc. are not so clear - in my view.

So the Yuan Dynasty is when the Complete Reality school was sought out by the Imperial rulers.

 

One of the key points here is also one that I have emphasized - that the Wuji emptiness circle ALREADY has the taiji embedded within it.

So I will transcribe that point.

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As for O it is the "two emblems." O is the movement of yang. O is the stillness of yin.

Hence my moniker.

 

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Another great quote:

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As for what the eye sees, we call them "forms." ....Taoist texts say, "What has form and what lacks form produce each other."

 

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