The Mysterious

The Mysterious “In the Recorded Sayings of Master Ta Ma it is said, “The Mysterious [hsuan] represents heaven, ching [essence], and the nose. The Female [p’in] represents earth, blood [qi], and the abdomen. Hsuan is the father of ching [jing], and p’in is the mother of qi. So that which departs from the father is ching, and that which enters the female is qi. Within each person there is the Mysterious Female. Everyone can create a spiritual embryo. The Valley Spirit refers to yang shen [pure spirit]; with just one drop of yang shen uniting with the ching and qi, the Spirit Embryo is born.” http://egreenway.com/weblog/category/taoism/