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Perfected Chongyang'S Instructions On The Gold Pass And Jade Lock

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Perfected Chongyang gives the following instructions: "First, one must observe the precepts and develop clarity, stillness, forbearance, compassion, genuineness, and goodness. One must abstain from the ten evils, practice expedient means, and strive to save all sentient beings. One must also be loyal to the ruler and king, and be filial and reverent to parents and teachers. This is the method of cultivation. A scripture says, 'If there is only pure yang, then there is no development; if there is only pure yin, then there is no growth. The harmonization of yin and yang is able to generate the ten thousand beings'. People cultivating the Dao today are not cultivating the perfect Dao. The Dao is complete realization of innate nature and life-destiny. Innate nature and life-destiny are vital essence and blood. Anyone wishing to have tranquility, and long life must remove disease by maintaining awareness of clarity and stillness.

Keywords: Dao; innate nature; method of clarity and stillness; myriad diseases; Perfected Chongyang's instructions

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