^ The Chinese word used here for "white" (bai - 白) can also mean bright, clear, clean, pure, and empty—therefore all possible qualities of a perceived or imagined or visualized qi.
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Thomas Cleary. The Taoist Classics, Volume Three. Shambhala, 2000.