SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES IN BONE MARROW CLEANSING
Why was it that practitioners took many years to accomplish Bone Marrow Cleansing whereas we take only a few hours?
— Sabastian, Spain
There are many reasons that practitioners took many years to accomplish the effects and benefits of Bone Marrow Cleansing, whereas we can do so in a few hours.
First of all, how do we know we have the effects and benefits of Bone Marrow Cleansing? In principle, it is like asking how do we know we sit on chairs. We know from direct experience. The majority of people who have no experience of Bone Marrow Cleansing will not know even when we explain the effects and benefits to them.
Next, how do we accomplish the effects and benefits of Bone Marrow Cleansing in such a ridiculously short time, in a few hours, when practitioners in the past would take years, like 10 to 20 years. It is also helpful to mention that if chi kung practitioners practice for 10 to 20 years, the great majority of them will not have Bone Marrow Cleansing. Only less than 5% of the practitioners will have the effects and benefits, and they usually are not aware of them. They are also unable to generate Bone Marrow Cleansing at will, unlike us.
One important reason is that we differentiate between techniques and skills. Most practitioners don't make the differentiation. They think that if they practice the techniques correctly over a long time, they will have the effects and benefits of Bone Marrow Cleansing. It is obvious to us that this is not true. A lot of people practice chi kung, and the techniques they use are correct. But they do not have the effects and benefits of chi kung because they do not have the skills. Many of them are still sickly and weak despite practicing chi kung for many years.
Not only we have the knowledge to differentiate between techniques and skills, more significantly we are able to apply the necessary skills to get the effects and benefits. We have the skill, for example, to let chi flow at our skin level or at our muscle level.
Most importantly, I transmit the skills to our students. Instead of practicing the techniques for many months to develop the skills, I give them the skills straight-away. If they follow my transmission, they can have the effects and benefits immediately.
It is also worthwhile to know why we call this art "Bone Marrow Cleansing". It is to honour Bodhidharma, the First Patriarch of Shaolin Chi Kung. Chi kung classics mention that chi, or energy, flows at five levels -- the levels of the skin, the muscles, the meridians, the internal organs and the bone marrow.
Actually Bodhidharma mentioned four levels -- the level of the skin, the muscles, the bone, and the bone marrow -- and his Bone Marrow Cleansing was for spiritual cultivation, not just for good health, vitality and longevity in our mundane life. But we still call our art "Bone Marrow Cleansing" in his honour.
The above is taken from Question 1 November 2018 Part 1 of the Selection of Questions and Answers.
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