166. Heavenly Dao Prohibits “Outflowing”
1 I have been telling everybody that the most violated taboo among Dao seekers is “outflowing.” When jing, qi, and shen flow out of the body naturally, it does no harm to the body. Be sure not to force it.
2 In order to cultivate the Dao, the first step is controlling desires, moving from restraining to abstaining. Only when one can restrain desires can there be hope in cultivating the Dao. How can there be hope when one lets all his jing flow out?
3 Controlling your desires or abstaining is all about curbing desires and eliminating thoughts. Sex is the biggest challenge. If anyone, male or female, wants to cultivate the Dao, he or she must control their “self.” If one loses control over their “self,” they might as well not try to cultivate the Dao.
4 As husband or wife, you should love your spouse. Having children means having heirs to extend life in the universe and having descendants to carry on for your family, so you should consider cultivating the heavenly Dao and make progress in its pursuit before it is too late. Weigh it yourself. If you have worldly obligations, fulfill most of them before you start pursuing the heavenly Dao.
The Anthro-Celestial Research College, the Anthro-Celestial Cultivation College, May 19, 1993