Images of Wonder and a Real Opportunity for Good Health
--- Preface to
the English Edition
by Ou Wen Wei
This enigmatic book with
its tantalizing views of an eternal future world is now available for
English readers. I am confident it will merit their serious
With The Path of
Life as its basis Pan Gu Mystical Qigong (or Pan Gu Shengong)
was created, which has proven to be a remarkably effective exercise with
more than one hundred thousand practitioners. I believe that as their
understanding of this book increases, people will become more and more
healthy and happy. Already many Chinese readers have learned a great deal
from The Path of Life and with this new knowledge have begun new
lives; I am convinced that English readers can achieve as good results as
Chinese readers have.
My dear readers, when
you begin to read this mysterious book with a calm and peaceful mind, the
chances are you will discover something new and interesting. You might
find, for example, descriptions of an eternal, wonder-filled future world
more colorful and carefully reasoned than those in other books you have
read. Probably you cannot even imagine how wonderful such a world could
be; just reading about it might intoxicate you and leave you eagerly
anticipating its coming. You might also find that you become especially
energized while you are reading this book, or, contrarily, that you can’t
help feeling drowsy.
With these unusual sensations and a better understanding of the source of
this book, its meaning will become more rich for you.
In autumn of 1974 a
kind of force from the universe, which eventually identified itself as Pan
Gu, the so-called creator of the universe,
talked with me in my mind while continually showing me images from the
past and the future of the universe.
It has now been twenty-eight years since this being began that
communication with me and he has never stopped doing so. This strange
experience made me gradually realize the true meaning of life and to
understand the universe better and better. As a result I have made up my
mind to work hard for the wonderful future for both myself and others that
has been shown to me. Although the process of tempering I have undergone
has been both difficult and agonizing, yet I feel it is worthwhile to take
on this challenge. Twenty-eight years ago my knowledge was shallow; at
that time I knew only about materialism, not realizing that there are many
things in the world that cannot be explained merely from this viewpoint.
I therefore became extremely miserable and confused when confronted by
this very strange phenomenon. I even regarded myself as a possible
psychotic—a mental patient. It is fortunate that I am strong-willed and
persistent and would not easily give up. In spite of the miseries
involved I was determined to engage in different kinds of experiments on
my own body: continuing on my path in order to benefit mankind through my
own experiences and discoveries.
I could not force
myself to believe in these seemingly imaginary worlds of the past and
future I was being shown; instead I could only place emphasis on the
practical principles put forward by Pan Gu: that one should be “kind and
benevolent, frank and friendly”; I have been doing this as part of my
attempt to verify the theory that “human beings’ physiological structures
are closely related with the matter and energy of the universe.” Step by
step I have proceeded on this wide and distinctive path of life.
Accordingly, it took me thirteen years of hard work to write the long and
mysterious book called The Path of Life—without once going back to
correct a single word of it. At the same time, based on my sixteen-years’
experience of self-tempering, I created Pan Gu Mystical Qigong. Countless
experiments and much practice have made me realize that there exists a
in human bodies that actually works as the primary animating power behind
people’s survival. The matter—or material—in human bodies plays only a
supporting role, secondary in terms of the body’s functionings. A
substance cannot be transformed into any part of the human body without
the functioning of this basic life force. For example, anyone who lacks
this life force is a corpse, and there is no substance a corpse can
utilize to become part of its body. So if a person wants to become truly
healthy and live a long life, he or she must try to preserve this life
force and maintain its vigor.
Before my experience with
Pan Gu, I had two kinds of serious disorders, stomach ulcers and a skin
allergy. Although I had received years of medical treatment, I neither
recovered from these afflictions nor succeeded in feeling healthy. After
I followed Pan Gu’s instructions (absorbing positive energy from heaven
and earth and the essence of the sun and moon) to enhance my life force
and immunity, within two years I became healthy without taking any
medicine. From then on I’ve stuck to this way of exercising and have been
disease-free for twenty-six years.
Early in 1990, in
order to help others be as healthy as I am, I refined this special way of
training into a kind of qigong that is simple in terms of movement
but rich in philosophy. Thus this mystical experience that originally
seemed to belong only to me has progressed into a healing art, and a
situation where help is available for people with illnesses and for making
people stronger and stronger now exists.
Although mysterious, this qigong represents a very real and
important transformation that can help people gain a deeper insight into
the true meaning of the universe and of their lives. With it readers will
be able to see clearly the difference between this book, The Path of
Life, and other writings that are fantastic or religious in nature.
Well-written legends can often entertain people and even offer them some
enlightenment; religious writings can often teach people to be kind or
inspire them to rethink their ways and come to a sudden realization. But
do we know of any mythical or religious writings that can transform
themselves into a methodology for curing sickness and strengthening the
body and promoting longevity?
My experience with Pan Gu
has been an extraordinary one, and it can lead not only to the cultivation
of people’s souls but also to their physical health. Do you think it is
proper of me to share this with you? In order to allow more people to get
to know this mystical phenomenon and become kind and benevolent and loving
and have stronger bodies and spirits, I have long cherished a dream of
having the third volume of The Path of Life published in English.
A few years ago two dedicated students of mine, Robert Anderson and
Vincent Chu, offered their help and since then have worked very hard on
putting this book into proper and readable English—working on their own
time. Thus my wish has finally become fulfilled. From being complete
strangers to each other we have become closely united, due to the same
desire for the true, the good, and the beautiful to flourish in this
My friendship with Robert
contains the stuff of legend. It turned out that over thirty years prior
to our meeting we had been combatants on opposite sides in the Vietnam
War. At that time we were both ardent young men, single-minded; we
followed orders. If we had met in battle, we would probably have fought
to the death. Since then, however, we have each thought a great deal
about the cruelty of war and have come to the idea that we should work for
peace in the world.
In battle Robert got
seriously injured and almost died. Out of that experience he came to
value life greatly and love peaceful living very much. He would like to
contribute toward the effort of doing good for people’s health and peace.
To this end he has been using his abilities as writer and editor in
assisting me in my effort. In this society of hustle and commerce that we
live in there are few people who would be willing to write like this
without the expectation of material reward.
We first met in a workshop
I gave where he and his wife learned Pan Gu Shengong. Now, after several
years of practice, they have achieved good results, not just from the
exercise but from hearing me speak (through Vincent’s interpretation) many
times on the themes of kindness and benevolence, frankness and
friendliness, eternity and beauty. With the understanding he has gained
he has worked hard along with Vincent to put my book into English. So we
can see that kindness can really overcome the barriers of ethnicity and
I believe that people are
the same whatever their race or color, their cultures, customs, habits,
societies; human nature is the same: we all want to be treated equally and
to discover the true meaning of life and our place in the universe. No
matter where you come from or live, you will always cherish the dream of
being healthy and happy; no matter where you come from or live, you will
sense more or less that an invisible power in the universe has actually
carefully organized what is happening and what will happen—even if it is
all now beyond our understanding. This power gives similar information to
different people in different places at different times, providing
humanity with much to ponder over, making us all more aware.
In the past, due to my
impoverished and limited living conditions, I could neither acquire nor
read the book called The Bible. I have since discovered, however,
to my surprise, that The Path of Life and it have much in common,
and have come to believe that the standard of “kindness and benevolence”
put forth by Pan Gu and the idea of “universal love” put forth by God in
The Bible have the same meaning.
Pan Gu is the equivalent of
God. Could this really be true?
My dear readers, please
make no conclusions until you have finished reading this book, The Path
May all people in the world
be kind and benevolent!
May all people in the world
be healthy and happy!
May all people in the world
have an eternal, wonder-filled future!
sensations result from energy working on a practitioner’s body.
refer to the website for more information:
Ou, Wen Wei, the Path of Life: the Future Human World. 2003