|Master Wang Xiangzhai|
Integrated with spirit and mind,
This boxing is named Dacheng.
With plain truth easy to understand,
It is both interesting and enlightening.
It has no method yet every method,
for in boxing all methods are of no avail.
With profound knowledge it helps to mould your temperament,
Cultivating you in faithfulness, sense of justice, benevolence and bravery.
Propelled by natural strength,
you are as strong as a dragon.
Inhaling and exhaling naturally and quietly,
You perceive the mechanism of all movements.
Be neither too familiar nor too distant towards others,
Show them courtesy, modesty and respect.
Avail yourself of the force of the Universe,
And bring your instinctive ability into full play.
Stand at the centre holding the key,
Act according to circumstances without a trace.
Eyes seeing nothing and ears hearing only your breathing sound,
You train your mind and regulate your nerve system.
In motion you are like the angry tiger,
In quietness you are like the hibernating dragon.
Your expression is as awesome as the leopard,
Your strength is as powerful as that of a rhino.
Preserving the heavenly wisdom and maintaining the state of meditation,
You are ready to act in response to all possible situations.
===All sorts of strengths originate in the void and nothingness,
which can only be felt gradually by the tiny edges and corners of the body.
We must, first and foremost, avoid the use of clumsy force, in body and in mind.
Using this force makes the qi stagnant.
When the qi is stagnant, the yi stops; when the yi stops, the spirit is broken.
A small movement is better than a big movement,
No movement is better than a small movement,
Stillness is the mother of all movements.
In quietude you are like a maiden
In motion you are like a dragon.
The mountains seem to fly when you apply your mind,
The seas overflow when you apply your power.
One should know that if one can take the time to practice martial arts, do it without any method, freely and slowly perceiving by intuition, the results will be great.
To sum up, what cannot lead to comfort, happiness, and gaining strength
does not deserve to be called martial art.
In movement, slow excels over quick, be relaxed rather than impatient, the movement should be slight and the spirit full. When one wants to move one will stop, when one wants to stop one will move, furthermore, when moving one cannot help but stop, when stopped, one cannot help but move.
Why move? Why be still?
What are the results?
What is the phenomenon in the middle of the process?
Thus perceive by intuition, and you will be approaching the truth!
One account suggests that Master Wang confirmed his notions about meditation by traveling to the ancient Buddhist caves along the old Silk Road in central Asia. There he saw his own posture and attitude reflected in the murals of Buddhist saints painted on the walls of the old caves. These days, most people associate meditation with sitting, either on the floor or in a chair. However, as portrayed by contemporary artists, Buddha and his followers spent a lot of time standing as well, often with hands and arms in specific positions. Traditionally, meditation is conducted walking, standing, sitting, and lying down, which almost inevitably leads to sleep. Almost all practices include sitting, some include walking, but very few include standing or lying down without falling asleep.