From Martial Arts to Daoist Self Cultivation

Translator’s note: The below text is a translation by Tianma of a post of Daoist Master Zhao Ming Wang on his Chinese language blog titled Daoist Qianfeng Dual Cultivation of  Essential Nature and Life Destiny (道家千峰性命双修的博客  daojia qianfeng xingming shuangxiu de boke).

Hu Tian Xing (胡天星) from Mentougou district west of Beijing, is now in his sixties and has been practicing martial arts for over 40 years. He is a great martial expert in Da Cheng Quan (大成拳  Great Acomplishment Boxing). Three years ago he was fortunate to meet Sun Chen Jiang (孙陈江), a martial arts disciple of Zhao Bichen (besides being a renowned neidan practicioner, Zhao Bichen was a famous martial artist, due to his mastery of Eagle Claw technique (鹰爪功 Ying Zhao Gong)). In getting to know eachother, Hu Tian Xing found out about the Daoist practice of the dual cultivation of Essential Nature and Life Destiny.

Carefully he read to understand the magic contained within the practice. He decided to sincerely cultivate and soon after many times went to the Qianfeng cottage in Changping district of Beijing. There he visited Master Zhao Ming Wang, Qianfeng lineage holder and descendant of Grandmaster Zhao Bichen, to study the Daoist dual cultivation of Essential Nature and Life Destiny. Just after 3 years of practice true internal transformation had taken place, as a result of genuine cultivation. His body changed significantly, showing a clear improvement in health.

Hu Tian Xing frequently spoke with his martial art friends about the Chinese martial arts, that strengthen one’s body and invigorate it, for the use of defending and attacking. The Daoist Skill of the dual cultivation of Essential Nature and Life Destiny restores and increases ones Essence (精 Jing) and Energy (气Qi) and develops the Spirit (神 Shen). It returns the old to the young, and proves an effective method for treating chronic illnesses and for eliminating not yet manifested illnesses within the body. This Daoist practice truly deserves to be called a treasure amongst the Chinese Daoist Life Nourishing techniques.

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Original Chinese blog post July 1, 2016

从武术到深入修炼道家功夫

京西门头沟区武术大成拳大家胡天星今年六十有余,习武四十余载,在三年前有幸认识千峰老人赵避尘武术徒孙陈江,在交流中了解到道家性命双修功夫。认真拜读了解到其内在的神奇,决定真心修炼随后多次前往昌平区千峰草堂拜访千峰老人赵避尘嫡传后裔赵明旺学习性命双修功夫。

短短的三年时间里由于真修实炼身体力行,身体上有了明显变化自身慢性疾病得到改善。

胡天星老师平时和武术朋友们交流时经常说的是,中华武术是强身健体,防御与攻击。而道家性命双修功夫是增补自身体内精气神,返老还少排除体内未发之病,治疗慢性疾病的唯一有效功法,性命双修不愧为我国道家养生宝典。

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