Chapter 29: Where the Positive and Negative Meet
And if you can go on doing this for your whole life, one day it is going to happen.
The Master Lu-tsu says “your whole life” so that you remain patient. It can happen any day, it can happen today, or tomorrow, or the day after tomorrow. It depends with what intensity, with what sincerity you work for it, with what longing, what totality you go into it. And the day the Golden Flower blooms in you is the day of buddhahood. You have attained the greatest treasure there is.
A man who holds to the way of conservation all through life may reach the stage of the Golden Flower, which then frees the ego from the conflict of the opposites, and it again becomes part of the Tao, the undivided great One.
From Tao to Tao, from One to One - as Plotinus says, “The flight of the alone to the alone.”
Enough for today.