The below text is a translation by Tianma of a post of Daoist Master Zhao Ming Wang on his Chinese language blog of Daoist Qianfeng Dual Cultivation of Xing and Ming (道家千峰性命双修的博客 ). It was originally written in the form of a classical Chinese poem, consisting of seven character lines.
Translator’s Note: The aim of the Daoist Art of Internal Medicine and Health Preservation (or neidan yangsheng gongfu) is to promote health and longevity and ultimately to transcend the cycle of birth and death. This is done by reversing the natural life process of birth, aging and death to return to the original, unified and pristine state that existed before birth. Hence the Qianfeng School is denominated as Prenatal (Pre-Heaven or xiantian). This as opposed to the Postnatal (Post-Heaven or houtian) state after birth, in which we grow up, learn and accumulate, age and die. By quieting our everyday heartmind, we can return to a state of stillness, in which it is possible for our original prenatal mind or original spirit (that which existed before birth but becomes obscured by our everyday mind, our learnings and ideas etcetera) to come to surface.
HOT WEATHER, BUT A QUIET HEARTMIND IS NATURALLY COOL.
COLD WEATHER, THE LOWER ENERGY CENTER HEATS UP.
SPIRIT APE TERRACE, QIANFENG MOUNTAIN,
ORIGINAL SPIRIT MANIFESTS.
Daoist Art of Internal Medicine and Health Preservation
Qianfeng Prenatal School of Self Cultivation, Qianfeng Cottage, Zhao Ming Wang.