Divine Intelligence transmitted the Living Earth and Humanity Energy Systems relationship. Master Quan channeled the information for the benefit of the Living Earth and Humanity collective consciousness in 2006, thirteen years after he passed away.
Lao Shan (the Lao Mountain), is the home of “the Taoist of Lao Shan” and has often been described as the home of the immortals and fairies. It was said that the fabled Eight Immortals started their journey across the sea from this mountain to Peng-Lai, the legendary Island of Immortality. The Tai Qing temple, with green tiled roofs and shaded by greenery and bright flowers of all colors stands high up in the Lao Shan. It is a compound comprised of over ten different halls and courtyards. There are many tales of snowflakes and the fragrant flowers of the Tai Qing Temple. Master Quan lived here for much of his life.
Lao Shan was the cradle of Taoism. Many outstanding Qigong theories and techniques found in Taoist classics occupy important chapters in the long history of Qigong in China. Taoism was one of the philosophies and religions that shaped Chinese culture. Many well known figures such as Lao Tzu, the renowned strategist Ju Ge-Liang, astrologist Jang Heng, and physician Ge Hung were all followers of Taoism. They had all written on life cultivation which included the practice of Qigong.
Master Quan passed away in February of 1993. He was a true Taoist practitioner who was invariably a recluse. Master Quan was nicknamed “The Flying Legs.” When he was young, he was able to climb up and down the mountains like wind and had developed special Taoist martial arts techniques for the legs. It was said that he had inherited some rare Qigong techniques, lifting stones weighing over 160 pounds with a single arm, and was able to flip over a big water buffalo with ease. Wearing a yellow Taoist robe and a black hard Taoist hat which partially revealed his bundled hair, he looked highly spirited and charismatic. He always smiled, had a powerful “third eye,” and “telepathic ability.” He began martial arts at the age of eight, and practiced Qigong every day from midnight until sunrise. In his twenties, he learned to use several different ancient weapons such as swords, and spears. To perfect his “flying legs,” he would walk for miles in the north-south direction, lift heavy sand bags for hours with his feet, and often combined twelve steps into nine. Master Quan’s “flying legs” mainly resulted from practicing Qigong and martial arts to further strengthen them. Master Quan’s emphasis was on the training of the innate Qi. He believed the practice of innate Qi and it’s efficacy have been proven for centuries by life cultivation experts. He recognized that there is a distinct difference between cultivating innate Qi and merely training the acquired Qi.
Master Quan believed that “There are three gems in heaven: the sun, the moon, and the stars. There are three gems on earth: fire, water, and air. Humans also have three gems: vitality, Qi, and spirit. Anyone who knows how to apply these three gems is absorbed with heaven and earth.” Taoists believe the spirit to be the center of the body; Qi is the master of the spirit; and the body, which houses the spirit. In his opinion, innate Qigong includes the elements of heaven, earth, and humans. The heavenly element trains the physical form, extra sensory perception, the body, and the mind. The earthly elements deal with dietary art. The human elements deal with the art of reproduction. In the past, one often misunderstood Taoist alchemy to be a process which turned metal into elixir. In fact, this Taoist alchemy of practicing innate Qi consists of a wealth of knowledge including the cultivation of the Dantien (an energy point 2-3 fingers below the navel).
In Master Quan’s opinion, for the beginning level, it would take a hundred days to build a good foundation in Qigong to attain the vibration of the “six roots,” penetration of the “three passes,” and to get through the “nine orifices.” One practices Qigong for the purpose of preventing disease and prolonging life. It would take ten months to achieve distance healing level. The practitioner needs to practice another three years to reach an advanced level. It would take nine years of practice to complete a solid ground in Qigong. He believed that all disease stems from the disorder of Qi. One, who practices Qigong well, will achieve a healthy state and with sufficient Qi, health problems will disappear. He believed in practicing well and consistently as one continuously purifies ones virtue.
During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, Master Quan lost all of his friends. He was forced to leave Taoism and return to secular life. He was disgraced, forced to go to the cities and against his will help heal high government officials. It took time and much begging before Chinese officials allowed him to return to the mountains. He often didn’t like to answer Qigong related questions. He believed, “To practice Qigong, one needs to be somewhat simple minded, with few questions and more perception.” He didn’t like to evaluate one’s level of progress, since he believed, “One’s level is not determined by how many years of meditation and practice, but by how much virtue one possesses. Purifying one’s virtue or the lack of it enhances or diminishes the level of progress. The more one purifies one’s virtue, the more advanced ability one will gain.”
There are stories about Master Quan and his practices. When he practiced and waved his hands in the air, at that very moment a flock of honeybees and some butterflies would fly around his shoulder. Intermittent waves of fragrance such as herbs, cinnamon, musk, and sandalwood would originate from him. He related one’s odor to their innate state of Qi cultivation, “Most people have a foul odor, and sick people have a putrid odder. Only those who are advanced in Qigong and have purified their Qi will have a fragrant odor.”
Master Quan’s style of teaching was very subtle. When he wanted to pass a secret to one of his disciples, he would write a word on the palm of his hand and show it just once to the student. He would then clean his hand and let the student decipher what he was trying to teach. He would wait patiently until the meaning of the word was comprehended. He would not proceed with teaching until the message was understood.
He believed, “Anything that is living has a spirit. Anything that is filled with spirit can sometimes steal Qi.” Master Quan had a story about some foxes trying to steal Qi from him. One day while he was in a state of full concentration, suddenly there appeared some foxes. They lifted up their heads toward the moon, inhaling Qi like a ball into their mouths, extracting the essence of the moon. When master Quan did not pay attention to them, they turned toward him, opened their mouths and began to inhale to steal his golden Qi. He defeated them knowing, “If the devil is one foot high, righteousness grows to ten feet tall.”
Master Quan believed that, “Success in Qigong doesn’t depend on a good teacher alone but also on one’s sincerity and diligence. Progress is made through being content rather than coveting; concentrating on the cultivation of Qi instead of harvesting it. Purifying one’s virtue is the primary objective. The practice of Qigong will further compliment it. Qigong practice is to build a foundation. One needs to practice it diligently and properly at all times. Proper purification of virtue is a pre-requisite and it is the only way to arrive at a higher level.”
Many years have passed since he died, but Master Quan continues teaching and training individuals. He is a master who is assigned to guard our Mother Earth. He resides at the origin of the river of Golden Elixir (essence of immortality) with his masters.