I have bookmarked a site for Zen poems, Haiku and writings.
Today's quote was from Thomas Cleary's translation of 'The Secret of the Golden Flower'.

I'm not familiar with this text but a line reminded me of Shitou's 'Turn around the light to shine within'.

I was wondering whether to buy the Cleary translation (there is a much cheaper one by Richard Wilhelm but Cleary is critical of it).

I'd like to understand a little more about the Taoist background to Zen and have read a couple of books (Cleary's 'Taoist reader' and his 'Further teachings of Lao-Tzu).

Any thoughts on whether 'The Secret of the Golden Flower' would be a worthwhile addition?