Grandmaster Tse’s Qìgōng Dāo 氣功道 414

A good Sīfú with good spirit will find they right student, and the right student will find the right Sīfú.

Daoist Lǚ Dòng Bīn 呂洞賓

Part 8

Zhōng Lí Quán 鐘離權 knew that Lǚ Yán 呂嚴 would become his student, so he accepted him. In the past, in China, Sifu 師父 – teacher and Túdì 徒弟 – student were very close, like a father and son or daughter. Their relationship would last a lifetime, not like today. Many people treat their Sīfú just like a teacher, but Sīfú is much more and the relationship much closer. The Sīfú would only accept a student if he or she was sure they were the right person to pass on their skill and knowledge to, and they would only have a few students who would learn their skill. Zhōng Lí Quán had the skill to know Lǚ Yán would become his Túdì. This is a high level Sīfú, they have the ability to find the student to pass their knowledge onto. How can they do this? This is their spirit, which much be high and they can sense the when they meet the right student who will carry on their skill. Also, the ancestors of the skill will bless and guide the Sīfú to the right person. It is like a bee that will find nectar, a squirrel being able to find a nut, a monkey being able to find water and a dog knowing when its owner is coming, even though they are still far away. It is nature, a good Sīfú with good spirit will find they right student, and the right student will find the right Sīfú. Zhōng Lí Quán found Lǚ Yán and Lǚ Yán found Zhōng Lí Quán.

Previous Qigong Dao

Previous Blog articles by Grandmaster Tse