Attainment of the Prime of the One
Is not a gift from Heaven.
Realization of Great Nonbeing
Is the state of highest immortality.
Light restrained, a hidden brilliance,
The body one with nature:
There is true peace, won but not pursued.
Script kept forever at rest.
In serenity and beauty: this is perfection!
Body and inner nature, hard and soft,
All is but cinnabar vapor, azure barrens.
One of the highest sages-
Only after a hundred years
The tomb is discovered empty.
The Taoist Experience: An Anthology
by Liva Kohn
p. 215 Xuanzhu xinjing zhu (Mysterious Pearly Mirror of the Mind)