Mahavairocana Buddha seated on a golden lotus flower , by Unkei, 13th C, Japan




















7. The Living Method of Turning Around the Light

1. Master Lu (Dongbin) said, when you follow the teaching of turning around the light, a man doesn`t need to give up his ordinary occupation in doing it. The ancients said, Deal with things that come up; see through things that arise. If one is mindful when handling one`s affairs, the light is not scattered by things, but turns around naturally. This is a formless way of turning around the light, which works. Moreover, there is also the true method of turning around the light.

2. When dealing with things, if one can turn one`s own light inward upon one`s Self, from moment to moment without any attachment to oneself or other people,  this is turning the light around wherever you are. This is the best use.

3. In the early morning, it is best if one can rid oneself of all attachments and sit quietly for a few hours. If one uses the method of turning one`s own light inward upon one`s Self during one' daily activities, and this can be continued without any interruption, then after two or three months, the immortals in Heaven will surely come to attest to your experience.