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Approaching Perfected Chongyang'S Instructions

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The Jinguan yusuo jue is the most detailed extant text on technical aspects of early Quanzhen practice. As questions have been raised concerning the association of the Jinguan yusuo jue with Wang Chongyang, this chapter begins with a discussion of issues of dating and authorship, showing that there is no conclusive evidence for rejecting the traditional association. Internal evidence suggests that the text was composed during the Song-Jin period, originates in an early Quanzhen context, and more than likely preserves some authentic teachings of Wang Chongyang. Next, the chapter provides a survey of the text's contents, including a topical summary of the Jinguan yusuo jue as well as highlights of some important and representative themes and concerns. The Jinguan yusuo jue is attributed to Wang Zhe, the nominal founder of the Quanzhen movement. The chapter hints at a cultivational community dedicated to rarification, alchemical transformation, and self-divinization.

Keywords: alchemicaltransformation; early Quanzhen practice; Jinguan yusuo jue; self-divinization; Wang Chongyang



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