Ten Books on the Cultivation of Perfection

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Ten Books on the Cultivation of Perfection ( 《修真十書》 Xiuzhen Shishu ) is 60-volumed collections of Daoist scriptures by unknown compiler. It collects tens of works of Tang and Song Dynasties, mainly on inner alchemy and art of breath. The works include:

Master Bai's Chart for Fire Phase of Golden Elixir ( 《白先生金丹火候圖》 Bai Xiansheng Jindan Huohou Tu ), Chart Illustrating Mystery of Short-cut to Golden Elixir ( 《金丹捷徑指玄圖》 Jindan Jiejing Zhixuan Tu ), Ye Heshu's Short-cut to Golden Elixir ( 《金丹捷徑》 Jindan Jiejing ), On Golden Elixir ( 《金丹論》 Jindan Lun ), On Cultivation of Perfection ( 《修真論》 Xiuzhen Lun ), Shi Tai's Chapter on Returning To Origin ( 《還源篇》 Huanyuan Pian ), Perfect Man Cuixu's Book of Purple Court ( 《紫庭經》 Ziting Jing ), Essence of Book of Secret Correspondence ( 《陰符髓》 Yinfu Sui ), Distinguishing Errors for Immortal Cultivation ( 《修仙辨惑論》 Xiuxian Bianhuo Lun ), Non-death of Spirit of Emptiness ( 《穀神不死論》 Gushen Busi Lun ),On Ascending and Descending Yin and Yang ( 《陰陽升降論》 Yinyang Shengjiang Lun ), Words about Skills in Alchemy Chamber ( 《丹房法語》 Danfang Fayu ), Zhang boduan's Four-hundred-word Book of the Golden Elixir and the Preface ( 《金丹四百字並序》 Jindan Sibai Zi Bing Xu ), Bai Yuchan's Answer to Zhang Ziyang's Letter ( 《謝張紫陽書》 Xie Zhang Shu ), A Poem Answering Immortal Teacher's Letter ( 《謝仙師寄書詞》 Xie Xianshi Jishu Ci ), Song of Elixir Formulae ( 《丹訣歌》 Danjue Ge ), Xue Daoguang's Rhythmic Formula of the Elixir Essence ( 《丹髓歌》 Dansui Ge ), Master Xishan's Song of Nourishing Life and the Preface ( 《衛生歌並序》 Weisheng Ge Bing Xu ), Xiao Tingzhi's Illustrated Chart of Non-Infinity ( 《無極圖説》 Wuji Tu Shuo ), Song of Tuoyue, On Reversion Elixir of Liquefied Gold ( 《金液還丹論》 Jinye Huandan Lun ), Questions and Answers about Golden Elixir ( 《金丹問答》 Jindan Wenda ), Song of Appreciating Dao ( 《樂道歌》 Le dao Ge ), Shi Jianwu's The Transmission of Dao from Zhongli Quan to Lu Dongbin ( 《鍾呂傳道集》 Zhonglu Chuandao Ji ), Zhang Boduan's On Realizing Perfectionas as well as its Preface ( 《悟真篇》 Wu Zhen Pian ).

Collected in Skills and Arts Class, Pervasive Perfection Section, Daoist Canon of Zhentong Era, the book is an important literature for the study of art of breath, inner alchemy, theory on nourishing life from Sui, Tang to Song Dynasties.