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Column by Grandmaster Doc-Fai Wong
September 2010 Issue

Three Jewel Wish Fulfilling Qigong

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The sanbao ruyi or three jewels wish fulfilling qigong (chi kung) is one of the many qigong systems Chinese have been using over the last 5,000 years to cultivate the mind, nurture the spirit, and promote a strong and healthy body.

The three jewels qigong echoes with Buddhism's Three Jewels: Buddha (Fo), Dharma (Fa) and Sangha (Seng). In Buddhism, liberation is achieved via "refuge" in, and embracing the three jewels practices: abstention, meditation and wisdom. The devout qigong practitioner needs to promote and develop the three jewels of qigong: essence (jing), internal energy (qi) and spirit (shen).

The correspondence between the Buddhist and qigong three jewels is interwoven. The Buddhist "abstains" to refine the "jing"; when he "meditates" he cultivates his "qi"; and should he be "enlightened" (acquired wisdom), he will have a strong shen (spirit). A radiating shen is best achieved with abundant qi, which must be supported by solid jing. If a person is insufficient in jing, qi and shen, his entire well being will be disconnected and broken.

The three jewels wish fulfilling qigong is an effective method of moderating the jing, qi and shen entirely. Because this system can drastically increase the energy capacity of the body and improve the immunological function of the biological cells, one can achieve good health, strength and a balanced mentality. Obtaining robust health and energy can be compared to possessing a magnet that attracts luck, which in this case would fulfill the wishes of the qigong practitioner. As long as the practitioner maintains a healthy and positive outlook, his dreams may come true.

I am the current keeper of the three jewels wish fulfilling qigong system. I began learning and practicing the Buddhist doctrine and the three jewels wish fulfilling qigong system under the then honorable Zen master Xuan Hua in the United States when I was just 13 years old.

As I grew, I broadened my studies with Taoist breathing methods and qigong health systems from many traditional Chinese medicine practitioners. I also studied martial qigong under the tutelage of two of China's most famous yi quan kung-fu masters, professor P.S. Yu (Yu Peng Xi) and Madame Yu, Ouyang Min. They accepted me as their closed-door disciple and adopted son.

I established the Three Jewels Wish Fulfilling Qigong International Association in 1998 and have spread the system to over 35 countries. Today, my students have surpassed the 500,000 mark and my qigong association is among the largest qigong associations in the world.

The three jewels wish fulfilling qigong system balances the yin and yang and fine tunes the body and mind by moderating the jing, qi and shen. Practicing this qigong system benefits:

With diligent practice, healthy practitioners can sustain a youthful vitality and prolong their life span, while martial artists can improve their physical strength and internal powers.

The three jewels wish fulfilling qigong is easy to master. With dedicated practice, one may see positive results in six weeks-to-three months. Furthermore, since there is no chance of undesired side effects, the three jewels wish fulfilling qigong is an excellent system for anyone to learn.

Doc-Fai Wong writes a bi-monthly column for Inside Kung-Fu.

September 2010 Inside Kung-Fu