Five conditions of practice



xin cheng ku zhuan ling

xìn (xin4)

innate trust, unconditional

chéng (cheng2)

honest effort, without illusions

kǔ (ku3)

Ku means 'bitter'. As herbs which are bitter are medicinal. Hard practice in Chinese is bitter practice. From an inner discipline, deeply cleansing and transformative.

zhuān (zhuan1)

special, focused.

As a condition of training ~ the focused aim which is a sine qua non for excellence.

líng (ling2)

swift realization, clarity; agile spirit


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