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Simplified Chinese Characters Page Eight
NOTE: In this section the author deals with two lesser known characters made up from Qi (vapor) + Fire, and Fire (4 dot) beneath Wu or "not".For clarification we calls these Qi-Fire and Wu-Fire respectively though both are pronounced as Qi.
ZiRan Men Kung Fu is one expression of Taoist philosophy.It takes the practice of martial arts as it relates to human life — with gathering strength in the stomach as a central concept. This follows the great confucian concept: "from your surroundings, gather infinite changes". This is to say, take the local qi into the stomach to transform it into Qi-Fire congealed within the Tan Tian. This is the Way of ascetic practice as it copes with a million changes. Pack the energy from food (grains) refining the essence, turning it to Wu-fire which becomes condensed from Wu-fire to saliva that transforms saliva into Qi-fire; then acquiring the Qi-fire in the stomach which condensess Qi-fire to the elixer and eventually transforms Qi-fire to lively spirit. Spirit thus refined is returned to empiness. This asecetic practice delays the restrictions of our last days and develops the body's intrinsic potential. Using this methodology of studying one's own consummate perfection employs martial studies toward making a real contribution to human life. This is ZiRanMen's original and distinctive intention.