138. Self-Forgetting in Quietude Causes Yang Qi to Rise
1 What is “self-forgetting?” In daily life, most people take the “I” as the subjective center. This is the false self, the mortal spirit.
2 When meditating in a luminorium, the false self sits on its cushion, as the mind becomes utterly settled and enters a trance-like state, your hands and feet will seem to disappear, then your torso will seem to vanish and finally, even your head will slip into nonexistence. Mind and body, inside and outside, will be swept away, leaving the light of the “one spirit (vital spirit) constantly shining.” This is the stage of self- forgetting.
3 At this stage, the hidden workings of qi is still imperceptibly active, causing yang qi to rise and to expel murky qi and yin qi through open pressure points and energy nodes. This is all done without being aware. That is, this process depends on the inner workings of the body as the engine turns on.
4 This engine is supported by the righteous qi from heaven and earth. Each person has such an engine, and the force that keeps it running is the righteous qi from heaven and earth.
5 You must enter the realm of self-forgetting before you can talk about cultivating a conferred spirit, and you must rid your odorous skin bag of its murky qi and yin qi before you can use the body to cultivate conferred spirit.
The Third Teachers and High Level Church Officers Class, July 23, 1991