Qi Gong is a valuable asset of the Chinese culture. It is like a lustrous pearl of the Chinese medical profession. Its origin dated back
of the bright stars in the Qi Gong world is Shaolin Nei Jing Yi Zhi Chan Qi Gong (Shaolin Chan Gong in short). It is an advanced
Qi Gong method of Buddhism. This Chan style of Buddhist originated from Bodhi Dharma, the founder of the Chan School. Dharma
was the 28th generation founder of the Indian Zen. He came to China
to do missionary work during the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420 D.C. to 589 D.C.), and then became the founder of Chinas
Shaolin Chan Gong
is the top-notch Kung Fu of China's Mecca of Buddhism, the famous Shaolin Monastery in Song Shan, Henan Province. It was always passed verbally onto the Chief Monastery and a selected few and was never allowed to be taught
to the public.
Had it not been for Master Que Ah Shui (1918-1982) aka Wen Yuan Da Shi, who introduced Shaolin Chan Gong to the world
in the 60S, no one would have known that this top-notch Qi Gong existed. Que Ah Shui was born in Suzhon Weitang to a very
poor family. He became a monk when he was 8 years old because his family could not afford to raise him. At that time, there
were two Shaolin Monasteries; one located in Song Shan in Northern China and the other one in Fujian Putian in Southern China.
Que Ah Shui was the Chief Monk at the Southern Shaolin Monastery and he mastered Shaolin Chan Gong whilst there.
traditional Chinese culture, it is pivotal to have offspring and pass on ones family name. Qui Ah Shui was the only son in
the family and was asked by his parents to give up celibacy as a monk in order to continue the family name. Owing to this
reason, Que Ah Shui had the opportunity to introduce and teach Shaolin Chan Gong in Shanghai, and spread it all over China
in the 1960S. The spreading of Shaolin Chan Gong must be credited to Master Que Ah Shui.
Master Que Ah Shui taught Shaolin Chan Gong verbally and individually. He did not allow his learners to take note
as he was forbidden to do the same from his masters. As a result, no one knows whether he had taught everyone the same thing
or whether he had taught each of his disciple/learner differently. In fact, there were proof later indicated what a disciple/learner
learned is very much difference from that of other disciples/learners.
Shaolin Chan Gong has marvelous effects.
Learners are not required to concentrate their attention to "dan tian" while practicing. All of the body channels (or meridians)
will be automatically cleared up during the standing method (Zhan Zhuang). The practicing process is so natural that one can
even watch TV, listen to music or have a conversation with others while practicing Shaolin Chan Gong. As the Shaolin Chan
Gong practice does not require mind concentration, it is safe and can never go wrong, unlike other Qi Gong.
Shaolin Chan Gong originated from Buddhism, all the standing methods are based on Arhat. There are no Standing methods based
on animals. In addition, there are spontaneous dynamic Qi Gong (see video below) and
fingers/toes bending methods/practices within Shaolin Chan Gong. This active/passive combination of practices enables one
to reach a higher level Qi Gong faster than usual.
Chan Gong can be practiced by both genders and all ages, especially those who have internal sickness. The benefits of practicing
Shaolin Chan Gong include a healthier body, self healing and feeling the development of Qi within the body in a short
period of time (ranging from a few days to a month). After intense practices and learning, one can use the Qi as self-defense
and beam Qi to heal others. Others can even use their Qi to detect what type of sickness a sick person has. This type of capability
comes from Buddhisms wisdoms. However, Qi Gong cannot heal every sickness. The effectiveness
of healing also depends on the Qi Gong Masters capability.
those who like to master Qi Gong, one has to choose the right type of Qi Gong and a skilled Qi Gong Master. Teaching directly
or indirectly from a skilled Qi Gong Master will have drastically different results. One has to respect modern medicine and
use Qi Gong where appropriate to complement what cannot be healed by modern medicine.
are ample examples of sicknesses that can be healed by Qi Gong. Please refer to the Known Curable Diseases section of this