子午卯酉晝夜還。燒酒房事總休貪。輕擊重打有先後。日就月將無斷間。昔人依此成羅漢。我輩學來作奇男。千錘萬鍊猶嫌少。功夫何惜一百天。 Practice at midnight, at noon, at sunrise, at sunset, devoting all of your time to it. Distractions such as wine and sex should be avoided. To go from striking lightly to hitting heavily, seeing true progress, requires working at it day after day and month after month without any interruption. It was with this attitude that previous generations created the Luohan Exercises. If our generation would study it, we would produce remarkable men. Even thousands of hammerings and smelting would not be enough. Honestly, how could you expect to achieve skill in just a hundred days?
行功一道。或全用或摘用。皆要淸心寡慾。朝乾夕惕。行時固宜存神固氣。由心經而達於四肢。自時流通略無矯強。即不行時。作止語默。亦須全眞養氣。使無散亂。斯為精行功矣。 In other words, practicing any art, whether some or all of it, requires complete dedication and no vices, and the discipline to work at it all day long. When practicing, there has to be constant spirit and steadfast energy. Guided by the mind, energy reaches to the limbs, flowing naturally and without forcing it to happen. When not practicing, get into a habit of stillness and silence, like a Daoist monk cultivating oneness, keeping you free from distracting disorder. This is the essence of how to practice.