This statement highlights the Gong-fu 15 of refining and cultivating of one’s True Self as adopted by Saints. It describes the six stages in the process of refining oneself.
1. Where to rest.
The first stage is to know where to rest. To rest means to arrest one’s innate ability at Oneness. When one knows where to rest, he holds fast to his True Self. When one knows when to rest, he acts properly. To rest is to return one’s spirit to Oneness. To rest at Oneness is the ultimate rest. Continue reading “70. What is the explanation for “Once where to rest is known, the direction of practicing Tao is set. Once set, one can be tranquil. In tranquility, one can reveal his True Nature, With the True Nature, one can be pure. Being pure, one can attain Tao.” in The Great Learning. (& Q71 to Q72)”