How To Understand The Restoration of Human Nature
The uncontaminated mind is the original, primal mind. The brilliant light of innate virtue is unblemished. The image of God is boundless light, and we are children of the light.
After contamination by desire and delusion, the soul becomes completely darkened, blotting out the bright light of innate virtue.
The following graphic illustrates the first stage of the cultivation of absolute nature:
1. A light purity of spirit.
2. The initial discovery of truth.
3. The artificial mind begins to wane and the natural mind begins to wax.
The next graphic is the second stage of the cultivation of absolute nature:
1. Half purity and half turbidity of spirit.
2. Yin and Yang are equal.
3. Desires and passions still exist.
4. The middle stage of fruition.
The advanced stage of the cultivation of absolute nature:
1. Purity is more than contamination.
2. Yang waxes and Yin wanes.
3. The enlargement of truth and the diminution of lusts.
4. The supreme and upper stage of fruition.
The last graphic is the ultimate stage of the cultivation of absolute nature:
1. Purity and tranquility of nature.
2. Pure truth and pure illumination of spirit.
3. The full appearance of the original state of nature.
4.. The utmost stage of fruition
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