“Dao is empty, yet it fills every vessel with endless supply. Dao is hidden, yet it shines in every corner of the universe…” – Laozi, Dao De Jing
Daoist Internal Cultivation focuses on the accumulation of a connection with Dao. People think of this as accumulating some type of energy, qi or power but the closest description is to cultivate openness and emptiness. The more empty the mind and body become the more ‘room’ there is for a connection to Dao to be accumulated.
Great Daoist masters are able to achieve such a high degree of emptiness in both body and mind that they are able to accomplish anything they wish if they choose to ‘switch Dao on’. This is because the level of emptiness achieved is directly related to the power of Dao that can be used.
A master may live as a recluse in a hut yet have the potential to control a whole nation if he chooses to ‘flick the switch’ and access the powerful connection with Dao that he has created throughout years of dedicated practice”
By © Master Dongyang