Opening and Closing Food Prayer
Opening Food Prayer
“Humans are the highest form of life on Earth, but we still have to eat.
If you do not want to take a plant’s life how would you survive?
The lower life forms exist to help us to preserve our species,
but you should not kill without purpose or deliberately slaughter animals.
You should respect the Ten Thousand Things.”
wu xing zhi qi
The Qi of the Five Stars
liu jia zhi jing
The essence of the Six Jia
san zhen tian cang
The three true heavenly storehouses
qing yun chang ying
Pure clouds constantly overflowing
huang fu chi zi
Yellow Father, Red Child
shou zhong wu qiong
Guard the centre, never collapse
Congealing (closing) Food Prayer
“If your stomach is not very good at digesting food
and you cannot really eat very much,
you will not even have four ounces of power.
First of all you will have to change your internal balance.
Once your internal functions are harmonized
and you can ingest food regularly,
you can start regaining your external strength.
As soon as you have built up really huge muscles like Arnold Schwarzenegger,
you stop weight lifting,
begin to transform your muscles,
and put that power into your tendons, your fascia and your organs.
Therefore it returns.
In the end you will have stored up incredible internal strength,
but no one will notice
because the body from the outside will seem sort of skinny.
You will appear to be just like a normal person.
This is the progression of the holistic way of internal and external strength.”
bai gu ru wei
The hundred grains enter the stomach
yu shen he qi
And the spirit harmonizes with Qi
tian bu xie ye
To fill and supplement blood and fluids
shi xie wang zhui
Corpses and Evils die and drop
chang sheng tian di
Long live Heaven and Earth
fei deng yu que
Swiftly ascending the Jade Watchtower
xiu zhen wu dao
Cultivate realization and awaken to the Dao
ling tong feng wei
The spirit child grants protection