The Living Method of Turning Around the Light / 回光活法

When you practice the teaching of turning around the light, you need not give up your ordinary occupation. The ancients said, “Deal with matters when they happen; see through things when they occur.” If you remain mindful in the way when managing affairs, the light is not disturbed by things, then it turns around naturally. This is the formless way of turning around the light. Since even the formless way works, it is more so for the true method of turning around the light.


When dealing with things, no matter what they are, if you can turn the light inward, and trace it to the source, from moment to moment without any attachment to people or yourself, then it is turning around the light anytime anywhere. This is the finest practice.


In the early morning, it is best if you can clear all entanglements from your mind and sit quietly for one or two hours. During the day, whenever you are performing other activities or dealing with people, continue using this “turning around” technique, then there is no interruption. If you practice in this way for two or three months, the realized ones in Heaven will surely come to attest to your experience.