The main purpose of Yin Xian Fa is to repair the body, regulate the mind, restore the original breath and ultimately reverse and replenish the slow expenditure of pre-natal through the aging process.
还原法 Huan Yuan Fa
Huan Yuan literal translates as “Returning to the Origin.” These are methods to quiet and collect the mind and regulate the body, breath, and mind. In alchemical terms, this stage could be likened to cleaning out your attic or basement in preparation to build the laboratory. The next stage, Bu Lou Fa, involves repairing the fixtures and finally Zhu Ji Fa will see through the completion of one’s internal laboratory.
第一法 收心静坐 Shouxin Jingzuo
The First Method: Sitting and Collecting the Mind
第二法 调身安体 Tiao Shen An Ti
The Second Method: Regulating the Body
第三法 无视返听 Wu Shi Wu Ting
The Third Method: See Nothing, Hear Nothing
第四法 收视返听 Shoushi Fan Ting
The Fourth Method: Watching and Listening
第五法 调整凡息 Tiaozheng Fan Xi
The Fifth Method: Regulating the Breath
第六法 调心安神 Tiao Xin An Shen
The Sixth Method: Regulating the Heart/Mind
第七法 调养真息 Tiaoyang Zhen Xi
The Seventh Method: Restoring the Original Breath
补漏法 Bu Lou Fa
Methods for mending leakage. At this stage the cultivator learns to seal the three lower Yin doors (三阴) and seven upper Yang windows (七窍). The Hun (魂) resides in the Liver without leaking out the eyes, Jing (精) resides in the Kidneys without leaking out the ears, Shen (神) resides in the heart without leaking out the mouth, Po (魄) resides in the Lungs without leaking out the nose, and Yi (意) resides in the Spleen without leaking out the pores.
第八法 修无漏身 Xiu Wu Lou Shen
The Eighth Method: Mending all Leakage
第九法 内视返听 Nei Guan Fan Ting
The Ninth Method: Internal Gazing
筑基法 Zhu Ji Fa
The cessation of ego (识神) and birth of the real consciousness (真神).
第十法 凝神寂照 Ning Shen Jizhao
The Tenth Method: Crystallizing the Spirit
第十一法 听息随息 Ting Xi Sui Xi
The Eleventh Method: Follow the Original Breath
第十二法 养心沐浴 Yang Xin Muyu
The Twelfth Method: Nourishing the Original Spirit