The attitude of the Qigong practitioner

 

The qigong practitioner must combine the practice in a harmonious manner with the cultivation of the path and morality. Here are some clarifications in this regard.

1. Don’t be selfish and forget yourself. The ancients repeatedly emphasized the need for “purification, stillness and non-action, a pure heart and moderation in desires”.

Drink, carnal desires, greed, malice, stupidity and anger defined them as the “six evils” to avoid. Sit in the middle of the crowd, putting other people’s interests above your own. Do not try to achieve personal profit and high position, especially do not judge people, but be full of compassion and understanding. That’s the only way you can calm your emotions in your chest, that’s the only way you can not make your heart sad.

2. Start from what is real, rely on joy and eliminate sadness. Dealing with your activities, weighing the decisions and the problems that arise, you must always start from the real facts. It is necessary to be satisfied with ordinary, natural joys, to know how to endure troubles. Living in society, conflicts and contradictions are inevitable. The most important thing is to learn to have the right attitude and know how to act accordingly. Get used to calmly listening to an opposing opinion, to convince yourself that there are other opinions and solutions, to observe yourself more, with a critical eye. The man who defeats himself easily brings joy to others. The one who has suffered for a long time due to diseases, should not fall into pessimism and panic: “if the disease has come, accept it calmly”, actively deal with its healing, practice with a light heart. In combination with qigong practice, the replenishment of qi will heal the diseased body. Pessimism and anxiety can give the body harmful information, delaying the effect of the practice on the condition, perhaps even preventing complete healing.

3. Be kind to others, build correct relationships with them.”What you don’t like, don’t do to others”. Everyone must take care of each other, have a friendly and loving attitude, help each other. Always keep in your heart the intention to be ready to help someone, never keep the desire to harm someone. The one who helps people is always cheerful, the one who is not ashamed of his actions is satisfied and fulfilled. Let’s remember that, for the qigong practitioner to be in a correct mental state, “continuous joy” and “a good state of mind” are important.

The practitioner must have right thinking. A right thought gives birth to the right vital energy, and this leads to an ascetic practice. The ancients proposed the cultivation of the correct vital energy, they spoke of the infinity of vital energy, which fills the sky and the earth. When right thoughts arise, bad thoughts cannot enter. The practice strengthens the body and the soul, so that no trace of hatred or selfishness exists in the soul, the conscience is open, the feelings are, naturally, full of joy. The moment you start practicing you will notice that all of this will appear by itself.

In order to create a correct thinking, it is necessary to leave aside the bad and bad thoughts. Practice confirms that when a certain level is reached, thoughts become a force and good thoughts can influence a person to such an extent that they heal him. In this way, diseases and other troubles can be eliminated. Bad thoughts can bring with them a bad mood and illness. Therefore, thoughts are an important indicator in assessing the quality of the practice on the morality of the one in question. Dealing with the cultivation of morality, the practitioner must give special importance to this aspect.

4. It is essential to correctly define and then adjust the various interpersonal relationships. First of all, the relationship between teacher and student. The one who leads the practice is a teacher, but also a student. If you want to become a good teacher, you must first become a good student. Learning the personality of practitioners and teaching techniques also requires a sincere soul. If the soul is not sincere, and the thoughts are disordered, then the practice will not be of quality either.

In the old schools, the relationship between teacher and student was subject to very strict rules. In qigong it is said: “the heart transmits, the mouth receives”, “six ears cannot transmit”. In order to declare someone a teacher or to choose a student, some strict conditions had to be met. It happens that the “true man” (the man who has reached a certain level of moral self-improvement) does not transmit his teaching, or sometimes there is a wrong transmission or understanding. Currently, new relationships have emerged between teacher and student. A qigong teacher differs from a simple teacher: he not only gives knowledge, but also heals and saves people, helps them get rid of the suffering caused by illness. Only by gaining a full understanding of the techniques and being of high morals can you awaken love and respect in your students.

One who wishes to pass on the qigong methods to others must be ready to cultivate a high morality. Since in qigong anyone can achieve high mastery through training, some people have a superficial attitude towards what they learn. After mastering the outer forms of a few techniques, some begin to teach others. And others, after acquiring some knowledge, consider that they can dispense with a teacher and move on to study other methods. This not only hinders the learning of qigong, but also damages its reputation and leads to serious deformities in the cases shown. The one who wants to transmit the techniques and methods of qigong must learn with an “empty heart” (with modesty and without prejudice) not only from the teacher, but also from his students. Striving to gain their respect, he must first of all take care of them, help them.

Among the qigong practitioners are many elderly people. “From the point of view of social morality, you must be full of respect for the elderly, be modest and sincere, so that they feel your attention.”

We must have good relations with all those who follow the same path. Between the different qigong schools, the relations are of brotherhood, respect and mutual support, competing with each other, because only in this way, through joint efforts, can the teaching of qigong be spread.

The physician Chen Sigun, from the Ming Dynasty (1368 1644), in his book The True Teaching of External Disciplines, wrote: “every man, following the same path from the source at home, must not cultivate in his heart disrespect and superficiality, susceptibility and insincerity. Modesty, respect and care for others are essential”. What was said remains valid even today.

In the old schools, the relationship between teacher and student was subject to very strict rules. In qigong it is said: “the heart transmits, the mouth receives”, “six ears cannot transmit”. In order to declare someone a teacher or to choose a student, some strict conditions had to be met. It happens that the “true man” (the man who has reached a certain level of moral self-improvement) does not transmit his teaching, or sometimes there is a wrong transmission or understanding. Currently, new relationships have emerged between teacher and student. A qigong teacher differs from a simple teacher: he not only gives knowledge, but also heals and saves people, helps them get rid of the suffering caused by illness. Only by gaining a full understanding of the techniques and being of high morals can you awaken love and respect in your students.

One who wishes to pass on the qigong methods to others must be ready to cultivate a high morality. Since in qigong anyone can achieve high mastery through training, some people have a superficial attitude towards what they learn. After mastering the outer forms of a few techniques, some begin to teach others. And others, after acquiring some knowledge, consider that they can dispense with a teacher and move on to study other methods. This not only hinders the learning of qigong, but also damages its reputation and leads to serious deformities in the cases shown. The one who wants to transmit the techniques and methods of qigong must learn with an “empty heart” (with modesty and without prejudice) not only from the teacher, but also from his students. Striving to gain their respect, he must first of all take care of them, help them.

Among the qigong practitioners are many elderly people. “From the point of view of social morality, you must be full of respect for the elderly, be modest and sincere, so that they feel your attention.”

We must have good relations with all those who follow the same path. Between the different qigong schools, the relations are of brotherhood, respect and mutual support, competing with each other, because only in this way, through joint efforts, can the teaching of qigong be spread.

The physician Chen Sigun, from the Ming Dynasty (1368 1644), in his book The True Teaching of External Disciplines, wrote: “every man, following the same path from the source at home, must not cultivate in his heart disrespect and superficiality, susceptibility and insincerity. Modesty, respect and care for others are essential”. What was said remains valid even today.

In conclusion, a man who has deeply understood qigong must have not only a healthy and beautiful body, but also a soul and a behaviour to match. To be capable of sacrificial help for others, to feel respect for social morality. He is an attentive person who brings joy to people.