Daoist skill of health building and nourishing life

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 blog (道家千峰性命双修的博客daojia qianfeng xingming shuangxiu de boke).

On 2017 Newyearsday Ze Ming Yu (泽明于) from Jianping county, Shanxi province in North China paid his respects to the Qianfeng heritage, in search for the Great Dao of the Golden Elixer, the Daoist dual cultivation method of essential nature and life-destiny,

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Ze Ming Yu formally enters the Qianfeng school

Ze Ming Yu entered the Qianfeng Gate, he already studied and practiced the Daoist All Truth Dragon Gate school methodologies for a decade. With this under his belt he already had established a firm foundation in Daoist self cultivation.

In the end of 2016 he admired the Qianfeng Innate school of the dual cultivation of essential nature and life-destiny, an All Truth Dragon Gate heritage passed on outside of the temples. The Qianfeng heritage continues an authentic clear and distinct complete system of self cultivation, hence providing all the tools for the lay Daoist practicioner. He visited Qianfeng cottage, payed his respects and formally entered the school, to get to the True Essence of the Daoist dual self cultivation method.

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Master Zhao Ming Wang and students in Qianfeng Cottage

In his pursuit of the True Essence of Daoism, he went looking everywhere and learned from numerous famous Daoist masters, numbering more than ten. Furthermore he studied numerous classics about the Way of the Elixer (Dan Dao), distinguishing the True from the False. Ultimately, he formally entered the Qianfeng school and vowed to sincerely cultivate and honestly practice for the rest of his life.

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Original Chinese blog post January 4, 2017

道家养生功夫

为追求道家性命双修金丹大道,宁夏建平、山西泽明于2017年元旦前后先后拜入千峰门。

建平入千峰门前,修习道家全真龙门派功法十年之久,已有良好的根基。2016岁末,慕千峰先天派性命双修乃全真龙门庙外正宗法脉,传承清晰、体系完备,故不远千里,赴千峰草堂拜入门下,追求道家性命双修真谛。

泽明同样为追求道家真谛,遍访道家名师十余位,查看丹道经典众多,辩明真伪,最终拜入千峰门内,立誓今生真修实练。

 

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Mysterious Daoist Dharma Tools

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 blog (道家千峰性命双修的博客daojia qianfeng xingming shuangxiu de boke). It was published earlier in the eJournal Patriarchs Vision, Vol. 1 nr. 12.  

DaoistDharmaTools_Pic1In the history of Daoist Life Nourishing practices, all have their own mysterious Dharma Tools. Here we introduce the “Seven Star Pressure Point Stick” (七星点穴棒 qi xing dian xue bang), Dharma Tool of the lay Daoist Qianfeng Prenatal School of Self Cultivation. The main purpose of the Big Dipper (北斗七星 bei dou qi xing) Pressure Point Stick is to open the energy channels.

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Through treatment of the Governing Channel (督脉 du mai), Conception Channel (任脉 ren mai) and Yin Heel Channel (阴桥脉阴桥脉 yin qiao mai), all the energy channels of the body can be opened up. Opening up the energy channels will promote a free and unobstructed flow of Essence (精 jing) and Energy (气 qi) through the body, which results in an improvement of health. Already developed illnesses, as well as not yet physically manifested illnesses, can in this way be dispelled from the body.

Qianfeng disciples (in China as well as in foreign countries) strive to serve the public using these precious Dharma Tools. In this respect special thanks goes out to Mr. Liu De Yi (刘德翼), descendant of Mr. Liu Jin Yao (刘金耀). Mr Liu Jin Yao is a highly respected martial expert who trained and worked together with Grandmaster Zhao Bichen, founder of the Daoist Qianfeng school.

For the past few years the Big Dipper Pressure Point Stick has been of great help to Qianfeng disciples. All show different levels of progress after treatment and have many health imbalances removed.

Nowadays master Zhao Ming Wang spares no effort in restoring the health and removing disease by nurturing Essence and Energy of sincere people who come for help.
This patient is severely deficient in Kidney Essence (肾精 shen jing), which manifests in oedema in both lower legs. The subsequent pictures show the process of treatment.

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The Daoist Dual Cultivation of Essential Nature (性 xing) and Life Destiny (命 ming) is miraculously effective; in former times this seemed very mysterious. Nowadays this Daoist skill is preserved and publicly practiced. It is my sincere wish as lineage inheritor of the Qianfeng Prenatal School of Self Cultivation, to comply with the original aim of my great grandfather Qianfeng Grandmaster Zhao Bichen: strive to openly spread the Daoist Life Nourishing Culture and to promote good health, for the benefit of all without exception.

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Original Chinese blog post June 3, 2016

道家神秘法器

道家历代养生功夫都有其神秘法器,在这里我们介绍一下道家庙外千峰先天派法器《七星点穴棒》

北斗七星点穴棒主要用于道家门内修炼之人开关展巧用途,打开周身经脉主要以督脉,任脉,阴桥脉为主调理体内精气顺达通畅,去除体内慢性疾病以及未发之病。

经过千峰赵门国内和海外弟子的努力找到了几件流传下来珍贵法器,在此还要感谢千峰老人赵避尘的师兄弟大侠刘金耀后裔刘德翼先生。

北斗七星点穴棒近年来为千峰赵门弟子提供了很大帮助,凡经过开关展巧者都有不同程度进步以及去除多年中老年慢性疾病,如今千峰老人后裔赵明旺不辞辛苦为有缘者调理身体去除疾病陪补精气得到大家赞评。

这名患者是肾精严重虚欠双腿水肿,这是经过调理的先后照片,道家性命双修功夫有着神奇功效,在过去显得很神秘,而如今道家功夫不在保守普传大众,道家千峰先天派赵门后裔遵从千峰老人宗旨以人人健康位位可得为理念,弘扬道家养生文化为大众健康而努力。

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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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Elderly Man In a Lifetime Pursuit of True Daoist Practice

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).

Elderly man aged 85, throughout his life pursuing the true essence of the Daoist Dual Cultivation of Essential Nature (Xing) and Life Destiny (Ming)

Xia Pu Yan (夏普炎) is an elderly man aged 85 from Xinjiang (新疆). Since childhood he is very fond of Chinese Daoist practices. After finishing school he joined the army, giving his youth in serving the country defending the borders. Later he changed his profession in serving the country by giving himself fully through construction work. After retiring, pursuing his childhood dreams, he walked the country everywhere in search of true Daoist masters who genuinely understand the Dual Cultivation practice of Essential Nature and Life Destiny (性命双修 xingming shuangxiu).

Having searched out numerous places for many years, he only encountered superficial knowledge of Daoist Teachings and felt hopeless about ever finding genuine Daoist teachings.

After searching for many years, he found out about the Daoist Qianfeng school of Self Cultivation. In July 2015 he intentionally set out on the long travel from Xinjiang, to visit the ancient small town of Yangfang in Changping district just outside of Beijing, where Qianfeng cottage is located.

The purpose of the visit was to find out about the genuine Daoist Dual Cultivation practice of the Qianfeng school. He sincerely payed his respects at Qianfeng cottage and later sincerely practiced cultivation. Suddenly his body felt several years younger and in a flash he realized having found genuine Daoist practice, in a mystical place.

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Xia Pu Yan paying  respects to master Zhao Ming Wang

Today he once again returned to Qianfeng cottage to talk about what he learned through cultivating the Qianfeng teachings. This master attaches great importance to practice what you preach. I sensed that Pu Yan genuinely and sincerely had been cultivating the secret Daoist method “Adding Oil to Replenish Life” (添油续命 tian you xu ming).

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Original Chinese blog post June 6, 2016

85岁老人用一生追求道家性命真谛

新疆85岁夏普炎老人自小喜爱中华道家功夫,毕业后参军入伍把青春献给祖国边防,转业后为祖国建设投入全部身心,离休后为了实现少年梦想走遍全国遍访道家性命真师,历尽数年所访者都是了解道法皮毛而以,实感无望真修。
经过多年了解于2015年7月,特意从新疆来到北京昌平阳坊古镇千峰草堂,经过交流了解到,真正道家性命双修功夫就在千峰,真心拜在千峰赵门修炼功夫,得决后真修实炼,身体感觉年轻数年恍然才感觉到真正道家功夫的神奇所在。
今天又重返千峰草堂汇报练功心得,师父感觉普炎真修实炼,尊师重道身体力行传授道家秘法【添油续命】之法。

 

 

Profound Daoist Life-Nourishing Practice

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 of Daoist Qianfeng Dual Cultivation of Xing and Ming (道家千峰性命双修的博客 ). In this post Zhao Ming Wang briefly talks about the dual practice of Xing and Ming and further clarifies using a poem, written in the form of a classical Chinese poem, consisting of seven character lines.

In the seventh line of the poem is referred to holding the five in an unhealthy condition. The five refer to the five elemental phases in Chinese Phylosophy and Chinese Medicine: Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal. In normal everyday life fire rises up and water flows down, leading to the loss of jing and qi. In Daoist self-cultivation this natural tendency is transformed, so that fire reaches down. Fire then heats water, which turns into steam and rises up. The heart-mind (Xin心) is associated with the fire elemental phase and the kidneys (shen肾) is associated with the water elemental phase. 

In the Daoist Qianfeng school equal importance is given to seated meditation and moving qigong exercises, so harmonizing yin and yang. In seated meditation the mind calms down and the body relaxes. In moving qigong exercises, the body is exercised in conjunction with the breath and the yi (attention). This promotes bodily health and helps to calm down the mind.

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Zuo Bao Ti and Zhu Zhen practicing Qianfeng Daoist Self-Cultivation

The Dual Cultivation of Xing (Nature) and Ming (Life)

Somebody has the aspiration to take up the cultivation of the Great Way (da dao 大道). Already having a sincere attitude towards the practice, but how to practice? This is done through the dual cultivation of Nature (Xing 性) and Life (Ming 命).

Nature also refers to the heart-mind (Xin 心). Constantly perfecting Virtue (De 德), keeping away from worldly affairs.

Life also refers to the kidneys (Shen 肾). In constantly giving in to desires and indulging in the impermanence of everyday life, Essence (Jing 精) and Vital Energy (Qi 气) are scattered and lost (the loss of Essence and Vital Energy will inevitably speed up the aging process and lead to ill health). Know that the practice of Ming instead consolidates and increases our Essence and Vitality.

Already start self-cultivation by simply refraining from empty talk. In this funny world of party and pleasure-seeking, who are the few who can jump out?

Today two Qianfeng disciples meet, one middle aged and one elderly. Out of a mutual deep affinity for the Dao, for several years already they regularly catch up with eachother, exchanging experiences and understanding of this profound Daoist practice.

Cultivating Nature and refining Life, no need for talk,

In three years both are understood.

This accomplishment of returning to the root is priceless,

Some never clealy recognize this.

Cultivating virtue, promoting benevolence and developing ones heart-mind,

Searching the Dao requires genuine and dedicated practice.

Beforehand holding the Five in an unhealthy condition,

Now Essence and Vitality are restored in a healthy body.

Qianfeng cottage.

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Practicing Qianfeng Qigong in front of Peach Source temple (Tao Yuan Guan 桃源观)

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Disciple Zhu Zhen (left) and Master Zhao Ming Wang (right). The Chinese calligraphy reads from right to left: Qianfeng Pre-Natal School of Self Cultivation (Qianfeng xiantian pai 千峰先天派)

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Zhu Zhen and Zhao Ming Wang. The Chinese calligraphy reads from right to left: Dual Cultivation of Nature and Life (Xing Ming Shuang Xiu 性命双修)

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Qianfeng disciple Zhu Zhen practicing Qianfeng qigong

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Qianfeng disciple Zhu Zhen practicing Qianfeng qigong

 Original Chinese blog post April 30, 2016

道家养生功夫之玄妙神奇

大道修者志在坚持,修者真心体悟用心去修,从何而修?道功性命二字。性者心也,常处善德之地远离凡尘险恶之事。命者肾也,常欲放纵起居无常精气散,知命而补者精气增。大道至简从无虚言,可笑世间灯红酒绿又有几君可跳出?今天千峰先天派赵门弟子一老一中入门数年二人相遇亲如忘年,交流道功心得共同有感道情之深。

修性炼命不用言,
三年两载便知晓。
本来此功无价求,
有人从不认得清。
修德修善修自心,
求道要下真功夫。
五载之前病夫状,
如今精气补身中。

图为千峰先天派弟子:左宝梯和朱真
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The Old White Bearded Daoist Genuinely Practices Daoist Self-Cultivation

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.

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Daoist Priest Zuo Bao Ti (左保悌)

 

Snowflakes floating on Phoenix Peak,

Old White Beard is cultivating in the Daoist temple.

Alone he takes care of the ancestor’s pavilion,

A quiet heartmind focussed on self-cultivation watches the world of dust.

Indifferent to the seven emotional states, only affectionate for cultivating Dao,

Having Virtue Daoist Priest Zuo is genuinely cultivating.

 

Short Biography of Daoist Priest Zuo Bao Ti

Daoist Priest Zuo Licheng was born in the first month of the year 1945. His original name is Zuo Bao Ti and his ancestral place lies in the village Dongfangchengxiang in Hunyuan county of Datong in Shanxi Province.

In 1992 he took entry in the Guan Yin temple in Hohhot prefecture level city, the capital of Inner Mongolia autonomous region.

In 1999 he formally became a monk there and payed his respects at the Highest Clarity Temple (Tai Qing Gong 太清宫).

In 2005 Daoist Priest Zuo Bao Ti studied at the Daoist college in Bejing, China and graduated there.

April 2008 he returned to the Highest Clarity Temple.

Zuo Bao TI (third from the left) and Huang Xin Yang (fourth from the left)

Long term residents at Tao Yuan Guan: Zuo Bao Ti (third from the left) and Yang Hua (fourth from the left)

In 2012 Zuo Bao Ti received an invitation from Daoist Priest Yang Hua to occupy the post of Abbot at Phoenix Peak Peach Source Temple (Tao Yuan Guan); he accepted the invitation and returned to Tao Yuan Guan (because in 2006 he was Vice-President in the Beijing Daoist Association; the President of the Beijing Daoist Association Huang Xin Yang then came to visit Peach Source Temple).

Original Chinese blog post January 31, 2016 (poem)

道家真修白胡子老道

凤凰岭上雪花飘,
白胡老道观中修。
独自一人守祖亭,
定心清修看凡尘,
看淡七情修道情,
有德真修左道长。

Original Chinese blog post January 8, 2016 (Biography details)

左理诚道长,原名左保悌,祖籍山西浑源县东坊城乡长条村。

1945年元月,左理诚道长出生。

1992年,左理诚道长皈依呼和浩特观音庙。

1999年,左理诚道长拜呼和浩特太清宫张至仙道长为师,道号左理诚,正式出家。

2005年,左理诚道长在中国道教学院学习,毕业后在北京市吕祖宫掛丹。

2008年4月,左理诚道长返回呼和浩特太清宫。

2005年,左理诚道长在中国道教学院学习,毕业后在北京市吕祖宫掛丹。

2008年4月,左理诚道长返回呼和浩特太清宫。

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Winter, January 2016 at Peach Source Temple.

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Winter, January 2016 at Peach Source Temple.

Daoist Art of Internal Medicine and Health Preservation

­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.

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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.

Original Chinese blog post August 23, 2014

道家内丹养生功夫

天热心静自然凉,
天冷丹田升炉火。
千峰山下灵猿台,
唤醒元神当正位。

道家内丹养生功夫
道家千峰先天派
千峰草堂赵明旺

 

Secret Daoist Method transmitted from Master to Disciple

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.

Since ancient times the profound and mysterious Daoist Method
WAS only TRULY transmitted within closed lineageS;

THE KNOWLEDGE NOT ACCESSIBLE FOR THE MAJORITY OF people.
THE Qianfeng SCHOOL universally spreads the Great Daoist Method,
preserving this TRUE KNOWLEDGE AND MAKING IT ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY.
The precious virtue of this Daoist Method LiES IN TRUE KNOWLEDGE,
MANIPULATING points for opening meridians requires skill,

THAT IS only gained through DEDICATED practice.

 

 

道家功夫秘法传承

自古道法玄妙玄
單傳真决凡不曉.
千峰普傳宏道法,
留得真决世人知.
德貴道法在于真,
點竅開脉需練功.

Daoist Qianfeng Pre Heaven School: Qianfeng Cottage

Original Chinese blog post March 7, 2016

道家功夫秘法传承

 

 

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道家千峰先天派:千峰草堂

Cultivating Dao and Developing Mind is True Self-Cultivation

The below text is a translation by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD of a post of Daoist Master Zhao Ming Wang on his Chinese language blog “Daojia Qianfeng Xingming Shuangxiu de boke” (道家千峰性命双修的博客) or ‘Daoist Qianfeng Double Cultivation of Essential Nature and Eternal Life blog’.

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Translator’s Note: The English translation below is taken from the Chinese language blog of Qianfeng Daoist Master Zhao Ming Wang of Beijing – who has given me permission to carry this work. The mind and body appear to be two separate entities, but in essence they are inherently linked. Although within Daoist self-cultivation there exist specific techniques to train the body and to train the mind, in reality these methods are simply two distinct techniques for entering the same cultivated sense of unity that is not limited to itself. This is because a truly unified state allows for all and every form of diversity and is not simply a bland monism. In an uncultivated state everything appears disparate, apart, confrontary, painful to experience, and energy wasting. In the unified state – notions of one-sided ‘unity’ and ‘separation’ are transcended. Master Zhao Ming Wang beautifully explains this state of pristine being. ACW 18.8.15

Genuine self-cultivation can only be achieved after the mind has been developed through discipline. The mind is developed in two ways – by cultivating the permanent states of virtue and selflessness. Cause and effect is entirely dependent upon our own physical actions which produce either blessings or misfortune – but only the realised state of wuwei (non-action) in the mind and body is considered real. Even spirits and ghosts have their method – but their cycle of endless transformation is difficult to discern. Under the divine sky and across the broad-earth the body (and self) appear to exist and the body (and self) appear not to exist – within the world of illusion it is difficult to see this clearly. Meritous self-cultivation sees through the illusion of ghosts and spirits – and reveals that it is the human mind and body where true refinement is produced through genuine self-cultivation.

Qianfeng Daoist Hermitage: Zhao Ming Wang

©opyright: Adrian Chan-Wyles (ShiDaDao) 2015.

Original Chinese blog post August 18, 2015

修道、修心、修自真

修真必先修心境,德善二字心中存。因果福祸自己修,只有无为才是真。世间神鬼有其门,不过转手难分清。天地我身无我身,身在幻境难分辨。功成之后神鬼显,我身是身炼真功。
千峰草堂:赵明旺

Self-study of Daoist gongfu causes great harm

The below text is a translation by Tianma of a post of Daoist Master Zhao Ming Wang on his Chinese language blog “Daojia Qianfeng Xingming Shuangxiu de boke” (道家千峰性命双修的博客) or ‘Daoist Qianfeng Double Cultivation of Essential Nature and Eternal Life blog’.

Daoist neidan gongfu is a Chinese heritage in classical yangsheng (养生) or health preservation writings, which are different from other yangsheng writings. Daoist neidan gongfu has several thousand years of history, including the wuxing (五行) or five elemental phases, yishu (医术) or medicine, tianwen (天文) or astronomy, dili (地理) or geography, bagua (八卦) and so on, making up a good deal of culture. Nowadays gradually more and more people like and show interest in Zhonghua Dan Dao (中华丹道) or the Chinese Way of the Elixer. This benefits both the country and the people, which is a good thing.

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In recent years a lot of neidan gongfu friends come to me to Qianfeng cottage, for an exchange about what they have learned through their practice; but only to find out a terrible thing. The majority of the people read about the Daoist practice, they don’t have a master but rely on books. Considering themselves intelligent, they cultivate in a rush and practice blindly.
They don’t know that this family internal alchemy practice is of a very strict nature. Already the slightest error (cha zhi hao li差之毫厘) will put you off track immensely (a thousand li千里). The majority of my friends practice resulting in the emergance of Yin Shen (阴神). This is a very terrible matter, but also Yang Qi (阳气) is not supplementing a harmonious mixing of Yin and Yang.
On the contrary, each day is wasted away; they lose their mind, essence, qi and physical strength, their sleep is badly affected. Furthermore they are deluded, believing having attained profound states, some already crossed a critical point and so on. That they come to my cottage for verification through the Daoist Method of exploration of the qi, is very ridiculous; it is entirely their own delusional gongfu.

In fact the Daoist family gongfu is very strict and doesn’t allow for the slightest deviation. Cultivators must not rush the cultivation and practice blindly. When talking about the Dao through his lineage, Qianfeng elderly Zhao Bi Chen said that not meeting a genuine master is very foolish. Spending time in clever books, looking for words about mysterious uninhabited places, cultivating blindly in a rush, in the end turns out to be fruitless.
Apprentices who enter the door of an authentic tradition need to have a virtuous heart, to be sincere towards the Dao and not to act smart. To obtain a master’s approval to help skillfully open the gate. Opening up the whole body, closing the orifices and dispelling disease to strengthen the body and build up the health. Then afterwards, there is a very long study of the practice. In this process ones nature will only be transformed through great effort; only then there are good results.

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Qianfeng Cottage, Zhao Ming Wang (赵明旺)

Original Chinese blog post July 29, 2015

自学道家功夫害处大

道家内丹功夫是中华传承的一部经典养生著作,他不同于其他养生小数。道家内丹功夫是一部拥有几千年的历史,包括五行、医术、天文地理、八卦等等诸多文化组成。如今爱好中华丹道养生者逐渐多了起来,这是一件利国利民的好事。
近几年有不少爱好内丹功夫的朋友来到草堂交流练功心得,发现一个可怕的事情,有一大部分人看书修炼,没有师父就是自己按书中所说,自认聪慧忙修瞎练,可不知道家内丹养生功夫的严谨性。差之毫厘远之千里,有一大部分朋友炼到阴神出现。这是很可怕是事情,不但没有阳气增补阴阳调和,相反日渐消瘦,神魂迷茫,精气、体力、睡眠严重受到影响。还有幻想者,认为自己练到高深境界达到马阴藏相,有的已经过了大关等等,来我草堂验证用道家探气法验证很可笑,完全是自己幻想之功夫。
其实道家的功夫是很严谨的,来不得一点偏差希望爱好者不要忙修瞎练。千峰老人赵避尘在传法时言道,不遇真师瞎胡闹,再过聪明书上找玄妙之处无人言,忙修瞎练到了空。真传入门弟子要有德善之心,真心向道不耍小聪明。得到师父认可帮他开关展巧,打开周身关窍祛病强身,然后是漫长的学习练功过程,只有在心性上转变努力练功才有收获。

千峰草堂:赵明旺