Mr Fu breaking stones

Mr Fu breaking stones

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Caption: Mr Fu breaking stones, Mr Fu who was assured that if he broke stones, he could meet an immortal. he broke stones for 47 years whereupon he was visited by an immortal and congratulated on his firmness of purpose and given a gold cinnabar elixir to 'lighten' his body. Image taken from Daoist/Taoist folding album, A Keepsake from the Cloud Gallery/Yuntai Xianrui. Originally published in China, 1750.

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Keywords: a keepsake from the cloud gallery, asia, china, discipline, east asia, historical, history, natural sciences, painting, philosophical concept, philosophical movements, science, sciences, taoism, yuntai xianrui

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