CLEANSING THROUGH PRAYERS AND SINCERE DEVOTION

St Francis of Assisi



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Did St Francis of Assisi undergo cleansing, building and nourishing in his lifetime through prayers and sincere devotion to God?

Kevin


Yes, I believe St Francis of Assisi underwent cleansing, building and nourishing through prayer and sincere devotion to God, though he might not have heard of these terms nor had he practiced chi kung.

In a wide sense, prayer and devotion to God may be considered chi kung, which means art of energy, as both prayer and devotion to God involve management of energy for some noble benefits.

When a person prays, he enter into a heightened level of consciousness, which results in good energy flow, thought it may not be manifested as external chi flow movements. In non-religious terms, the same reality can be describes as entering into a chi kung state of mind, and remaining to be flowingly still.

When a person is devoted to God, he attains a high level of spirituality, and at very high levels he becomes one with God. In non-religious terms, the same reality can be described as attaining a high level of mindfulness, and at very high levels his personal mind is united with Universal Mind.

At lower levels of prayer and devotion to God, which may be described in non-religious terms as entering a chi kung state of mind that generates an energy flow, St Francis or anyone in a similar religious condition underwent cleansing. The cleansing was gentle and gradual, unlike what some of our Shaolin Wahnam practitioners may experience in vigorous chi flow.

At middle levels of prayer and devotion to God, which may be described in non-religious terms as developing mental clarity and internal force, St Francis or anyone in a similar religious condition underwent building. The building was gentle and gradual, unlike what some of our Shaolin Wahnam practitioners may experience in powerful sets like Flowing Water Floating Clouds and Iron Wire.

At the highest levels of prayer and devotion to God, which may be described in non-religious terms as expanding into the Cosmos, St Francis or anyone in a similar religious condition underwent nourishing. The process may be gradual or sudden, like many of our Shaolin Wahnam practitioners experience when they found themselves everywhere and nowhere in courses like Merging with the Cosmos and the Big Universe. Answer

chi flow, qi flow

Prayers are a powerful agent for cleansing


The questions and answers are reproduced from the thread Stages of Cleansing, Building and Nourishing: 10 Questions to the Grandmaster in the Shaolin Wahnam Discussion Forum.


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