1 Presently, many people like quiet sitting for its health-building and healing effects. There is nothing wrong with this way of thinking. However, there are distinct levels of quiet sitting.
2 If you breathe air at ground level and guide the movement of qi, you will be vulnerable to fallout from nuclear explosions. Your habit of breathing exercises will not be in your best interest.
3 Death in conventional warfare is the death of the physical body, but it is not absolute destruction, because the spirits of the fallen remain intact. Once their spirits are reincarnated they become living, breathing people again.
4 However, people who die in a nuclear war are not so fortunate. They do not have such an opportunity, because their spirits are destroyed along with their bodies. Their bodies turn instantly to ash, and their spirits vanish without a trace. This is the end. It is absolute death. Nuclear war is the holocaust that brings an end to humanity.
5 Why is nuclear war so terrible, that even spirit-beings are destroyed by it? We can find confirmation of this on planets where such cataclysms have already occurred. At the moment of nuclear explosion, there are three types of gigantic forces leading to death.
6 There is a “shock wave” many times more powerful than a hurricane, capable of leveling all buildings in the area instantly. Of course it reduces human bodies to fragments.
7 At the same time, there is “thermal radiation” attaining several thousand degrees Celsius, which can melt steel. How could a fleshly body survive such heat?
8 On top of this, there is invisible “nuclear radiation,” including various kinds of nuclear rays, and a bombardment of neutrons, which attack spiritual bodies.
9 These three types of forces combine in a single instant. Before the victims can do anything to respond, their minds and bodies are obliterated. Their spirits have no time to emerge through the energy opening points and so they meet their end together with their bodily envelopes.
10 Although a person may go to a well- built underground shelter to escape destruction by shock wave or radiation, there is no hiding from the most fearsome thing of all: the pernicious fallout, which drifts in the atmosphere.
11 Such fallout can enter the body by many routes, whether by contact with skin, contamination of food and water, or absorption through the lungs. Radioactivity causes physical bodies to die, and it causes spiritual bodies to dissipate slowly and vanish.
12 Therefore, a person who buckles down to quiet sitting earnestly, should stay away from controlled breathing and induction of qi right from the start. There is no need to guide the movement of qi through the body. When you reach a certain stage in your sitting, your spiritual body will interact with the spiritual energy in the larger sphere of heaven and earth.
13 Your spiritual energy must also be able to break through the limitations of the atmosphere. Otherwise, the danger still remains that not only will your fleshly body be harmed, but your precious spirit will be threatened as well.
14 Why is this so? Here are the reasons:
1) Quiet sitting is an internal exercise that is in tune with universal laws. But most people who practice quiet sitting do not understand this central idea.
15 Most of all, they lack guidance from an enlightened master, and so their spiritual energy cannot penetrate the atmospheric blanket of radioactive fallout. They are constrained within the atmosphere, and the inevitable result is harm to the body and spirit.
16 2) Enlightened masters that can give genuine instruction in quiet sitting are extremely few on Earth.
17 This is because in order to teach others to practice quiet sitting, one must first have the following qualifications:
(1) have true cultivation, in a way that one’s spiritual force is not confined to the Earth’s atmosphere;
(2) have received heavenly assignment from the Golden Tower (the energy center of the universe) to gather spiritual light from the radiant nexus, and draw it down to the human world;
(3) be able to see the development of workings of qi within the bodies of the quiet sitting practitioners.
18 From the above, we can see that in times of peace it is fine to try quiet sitting on your own, in order to cure illness or improve health. However, when nuclear holocaust is looming or has already begun, quiet sitting is utterly useless.
19 During such times you must find an enlightened master who is an empowered emissary with heavenly assignment, who can guide you to connect with God’s spiritual Qi. With such a teacher, your quiet sitting will fill you with joy and it will gradually build up your “immunity” to nuclear war.
19 所以您必須要找到真正的明師，能領法旨的使者，才能引度 上帝靈炁，使你因打坐而充滿喜悅，而漸次產生對核戰的「免疫」能力。
20 Nonetheless, it is imperative to say that though a meditator is guided by an enlightened master, if he cannot resolve to rescue the world, he will be unable to absorb and internalize the spiritual Qi bestowed by God. This is due to lack of communion between human beings and the heavenly sphere.
20 不過，還要說明的，打坐者即使得到明師指導，如果未能發心救世的話，雖有 上帝靈炁加持，依然不能吸收消化。這是由於天人之間的交感，不能配合的原故。
21 The purpose of quiet sitting is not only to save oneself, but to build up the awe-inspiring righteous qi from within to save others. Although, since ancient times, cartloads of people have attempted meditating, those who actually attained the Dao are as rare as phoenix feathers and unicorn horns.
22 Additionally, some people have severe karmic obstacles that will not let them meditate right away. Instead, they must first follow a regimen of prayer and devotion. This is a method of energizing oneself by communing with heaven. It is no less helpful than quiet sitting.
23 Chanting the Grand Orison and the Precious Orisons in the Lord of Universe Church offers an optimum form of devotion. They can bring direct results. Working with the power of one’s own intentions, they achieve a marvelous effect: the oneness of heaven and mankind.
24 All of the methods that I have mentioned above, whether prayer, devotions, self-examination, repentance, or quiet sitting use the non-physical righteous qi to overcome murky qi and nuclear dust. This is the fundamental method for rescuing people from holocausts and keeping away from holocausts.
25 (As for treatment of radiation sickness and radioactive contamination with medicine, this can only be partly effective. Beyond this, one can only rely on one’s own righteous qi.)
*(Let it be known, I do not deny the functions of medicine.)
 Li Yujie added to this point in a lecture at the Second Quiet Sitting Class in Los Angeles (June 1994). He stated that if spirits of deceased humans cannot escape the Earth's vicinity, they will be destroyed by the sudden surge of radiation in a nuclear blast. He remarked that human spirits are intermediate between beings in the underworld and those in heaven. In other words, humans are an important section of the "ladder of being." By destroying the spirits of human beings, a nuclear blast would break the ladder that leads from the underworld to higher levels of existence in heaven.
 Golden Tower is the highest authority center of the universe where God, the Lord of Heaven, resides.