Recognition of Adi Da > Going
to the Source
Going to the Source
by Jane Yang
Yang is a Chi-Gong Master of the Wu Ji Chi Gong style school. With her husband,
Paul Litchfield, she runs the Chi
Gong Therapy Centre in Melbourne, Australia. She has been privileged to study
with a number great Chi-Gong Masters over the last 40 years, and she is very grateful
to them all. The following is Jane's story of how she came to acknowledge Avatar
Adi Da Samraj as the ultimate source of power and healing central to all of Chi-Gong.
I began learning Chi-Gong of the Tai Ji 5 Elements School
in Beijing China, where I grew up. I studied for 25 plus years with various teachers
learning many different styles of Healing Chi Gong or External Chi Healing
or Wai Chi. My interest has been always been in healing, rather
than any attaining any of the powers one can acquire in Chi-Gong for the martial
In 1996, while living in Australia, I heard of a
particular Chi-Gong Master who was practicing a form of Chi-Gong called Wu-Ji
Chi-Gong. His name is Master Li. He currently lives in the northern
part of China. The words "Wu-Ji"
mean "the Purest Original Force". It is depicted as an Empty Circle. My feeling
about the Wu-Ji is that it truly is not just an empty force as depicted by the
empty circle, but a field of Energy full of Blessing, Beauty, and Great Peacefulness.
This field is indeed the Source of all things.
Li had invited me and other Chi-Gong Masters from China and from all over the
world to attend an intensive series of lectures and practice sessions in Wu-Ji
Chi-Gong. Almost all of the Masters attending this class were of the highest level
of attainment in their own particular style of Chi-Gong, be it an external style
such as Iron Shirt Chi-Gong in which an Impenetrable Shield of Chi is built up
around and inside the body to protect from it from external harm, even to the
degree of being able to absorb massive blows to the body or even repelling sharp
instruments such as knives, etc, or other Masters who practiced the more Internal
meditative arts and were able to stand extreme temperatures and had great psychic
Even though these were some of the greatest Chi-Gong
Masters of the time, most were not able to grasp what Master Li was trying to
teach. He found it extremely frustrating because they had all come to increase
their own particular powers in Chi-Gong, and were not really interest in Wu-Ji.
Li felt Wu-Ji Chi-Gong as a field of Energy full of Blessing, Beauty, and Great
Peacefulness (and not an empty force as typically depicted by the empty circle).
He also felt that this field was indeed the source of all things living. Master
Li had found that He could rest in this great field and all kinds of changes at
the human level would occur. When his earlier students were able to find and consciously
rest in this Wu-Ji field, they too started to experience what he was talking about.
this retreat I was able to contact this Wu-Ji through meditating with Master Li.
I believe it was a form of direct transmission from Master Li. But as I said,
most of the other Masters were unable to make contact with this Wu-Ji field, and
Master Li was not interested in teaching the other things, as he felt that they
could not truly be of benefit to ordinary people.
One of the
problems I felt while listening to Master Li teach was his cultural limitations.
He was unable to truly describe this Wu-Ji field in a way that conveyed its mystery
and wonder, and its underlying Reality. He was trying to describe it as similar
to the love a mother might feel for her loved ones. However, since I had already
been studying Adi Da Samrajís Teaching I was immediately able to feel beyond Master
Li's descriptions to the truth behind them. As I spoke to Master Li about this,
he acknowledged that I was able to contact this Wu-Ji Field in a deeper way than
even he himself was able to. He was delighted.
great revelation that I eventually experienced was that Beloved Adi Da Samraj
Himself is this Wu Ji Field incarnated in Human Form. Before I first saw
Adi Da Samraj, I had always kept a part of myself safely locked away hidden from
the world, even from myself. This part of myself is something like an egg but
with rough edges not smooth. During my life, to this time, only my intimate partner
has ever touched this part, even smoothing out the edges somewhat. On the occasion
of my first Darshan in 2001, Beloved Adi Da completely shattered this egg and
everything that I had kept inside came rushing out, particularly my fear and anger.
Over the next year, I would come to see great changes in my fundamental personality
that were very beneficial and lasting.
In July of 2002, I
went on retreat at the Adidam Sanctuary in Hawaii. We were hoping Beloved Adi
Da would returned there for the July celebration. He decided to come. Even at
the very moment His plane was touching down on the island I felt a great shaking
occurring in my body. As He arrived at the Sanctuary, my heart exploded with joy,
and I knew beyond doubt that He is the Great One in human form. I could see Him
completely shining with golden brightness, and this brightness was what I knew
as the Wu Ji. That day, Beloved Adi Da healed a great pain in my heart and body
that I will never forget and always value. I threw myself at His Feet, and cried
till my heart was stilled by His deep silence. I Love Him and always want to be
became a formal devotee in November, 2002. It was clear to me after my time in
Hawaii that I had found my Master. After this time, whenever it was possible I
would go and see Him.
In my healing
practice, I too have found that I can come to rest in this great field and all
kinds of changes at the human level occur. Benign changes occur in people's
lives including healings at the physical level, at the emotional level, even at
the mental level. I have also noticed wonderful changes in peopleís fundamental
I realize that Beloved Adi Da Samraj Himself is this
Ultimate Reality I was connecting with (and do connect with), but had no experiential
understanding of at the time. That is why I fall at His feet in recognition of
who He is. I know that the relationship with the Human Guru is the only true healing
required for any being. I see this confirmed in my healing practice time and time