Buddhist texts and resources for the cultivation path
Baizi Bei: The Hundred Character Tablet
To nourish the vital energy, keep watch in silence; In order to subdue the mind, act with non-action. Of movement and stillness, be aware of their origin; There is no work to do, much less someone to seek. The true and constant must respond to phenomena; Responding to phenomena, you must be unconfused. When unconfused, the nature will stabilize by itself; When the nature stabilizes, energy returns by itself. When energy returns, the elixir crystallizes by itself; Within the pot, the trigrams of kan and li are joined. Yin and yang arise, alternating over and over again; Every transformation comes like a clap of thunder. White clouds form and come to assemble at the peak; The sweet nectar sprinkles down Mount Sumeru. Swallow for yourself this wine of immortality; You wander so freely—who is able to know you? Sit and listen to the tune played without strings; Clearly understand the mechanism of creation. It comes entirely from these twenty lines: A true ladder going straight to Heaven.