Master Lu Tzu said: When there is gradual success in producing the circulation of the Light, a person
must not give up their ordinary occupation in doing it. The ancients said: When occupations come to
us, we must accept them; when things come to us, we must understand them from the ground up. If
the occupations are regulated by correct thoughts, the Light is not scattered by outside things, but
circulates according to its own law. Even the still-invisible circulation of the Light gets started this way,
how much more then is it the case with the true circulation of the Light which has already manifested
itself clearly. When in ordinary life one has the ability always to react to things by reflexes only, without
any admixture of a thought of others or of himself, that is a circulation of the Light arising out of
circumstances. It is the first secret.
8. A MAGIC SPELL FOR THE FAR JOURNEY
Master Lu Tzu said: Yu Ching has left behind him a magic spell for the Far Journey:
Words crystallize the spirit in the place of power.
The sixth month the white snow is suddenly seen to fly.
The third watch the disk of the sun sends out shining rays.