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After obtaining my Ph.D. degree in the United States, I returned to Taiwan in 1988. Since then, I devoted myself to my research and teaching and often worked until midnight. Though in three short years I earned a respectable position as the Department Chairman, warning signs of my deteriorating health were becoming increasingly evident.
As my health condition worsened, I had the chance to learn about Chan. After a few months of practice, from the basic belly breathing to the mind-calmingstate of Chan Ding, I found significant changes in both my mind and my body. Not only did I find that most of my health indicators returned to normal, but also my
tired-looking face disappeared. I felt energetic and clear-headed. One amazing and most unbelievable experience is that I often see light while I am in the
state of Chan Ding.
I am a scientist and have been trained to look for hard evidence. However, the phenomena relating to the various improvements in my health conditions through Chan Ding simply cannot be scientifically explained today. Nonetheless, from the scientific point of view, we could accept that all life forms are composed of magnetic fields and energy. In that connection, as cells in our body are stimulated, they transform. This explains the light I experienced during Sitting Chan, a phenomenon that has already been accepted by the medical community. Thus, the new scientific term “energy medicine” was created.
It is my belief that as natural energy enters our body through Sitting Chan, the first biological system it encounters is our optical system. That is why we see light. Similarly, our other organs and nerve systems may be affected by this energy which may have a healing effect. These may be the reasons why Sitting
Chan induces physical healing and why it is gaining popularity throughout the world today.
I have personally benefited tremendously from Sitting Chan. I can attest that Sitting Chan is quite different from Western meditation or “sitting quietly”.Sitting quietly, like most meditation, is to simply quiet our mind and to refrain from thinking. It lets us momentarily rest our mind, thus inducing temporary feelings of peace and relief. These, however, occur only in the conscious realm. Unless we reach the deeper state of Chan Ding, we would not receive and bsorb energy from the universe effectively.
Sitting Chan, if practiced correctly, will allow our body to absorb the energy of the universe through our skin into our body and then deeply into our organs,bone marrow, and nerve systems. Our entire physical body will then be filled with this natural life force; we become healthier and live longer. It is mportant that we adhere to the correct procedure and techniques of Sitting Chan in order to maximize these benefits.
This edition of “Introduction to Sitting Chan” describes in detail the steps from belly breathing to Sitting Chan to the state of Chan Ding. If the reader follows the exercises in this book faithfully and practices them diligently, the rewards will be many times more than the effort put into it. I sincerely and highly recommend this book.