These NeiDan practices, derived from the text “Ancestor Qiu’s Secret Transmission of the Direct Guide to the Great Elixir,” claim to be a direct transmission of the Ming gong of the Northern School of Internal Alchemy.
In the 1930s, a priest from Shandong presented this text to Chen Yongning for authentication. Upon careful examination, Chen confirmed that this method was indeed the inner door, the secret transmission of the Northern School.
Normally, the Northern School of Internal Alchemy emphasizes the cultivation of our innate nature, xing gong. It was commonly believed that the cultivation of our original energetic nature, ming gong, was either kept as a secret or not practised within the northern school.
This relatively modern Chinese script text is seen by many as a compilation of several centuries’ worth of knowledge since the time of Qiu Chuji, the esteemed sage after whom the text is named.
What is particularly fascinating about this text is its claim to unveil the secret transmission of the Ming gong, which has been rarely explored within the Northern School. It is a testament to the evolution and expansion of knowledge within the realm of Internal Alchemy.
“Ancestor Qiu’s Secret Transmission of the Direct Guide to the Great Elixir” presents a unique perspective on NeiDan practices, shedding light on the cultivation of the elusive Ming gong within the Northern School of Internal Alchemy. Its influence and significance lie in its direct transmission of knowledge passed down through generations, offering valuable insight into the evolution of this spiritual and transformative practice.