Maitreya Sitting Qigong is a powerful empowerment initiation Qigong form to experience enlightenment - realization of Buddha Nature (natural mind) - founded, developed and rendered by Qigong Master Ricardo B Serrano, who was inspired and gifted by Buddha Maitreya, the embodiment of loving-kindness, for the benefit of everyone who wants to open one's heart to unconditional love to cultivate and embody Bodhicitta (awakening heart/mind) expressed as love, compassion and wisdom which constitute the essential experience of the Buddha Nature as well as the very means of realizing it. Maitreya sitting Qigong is integrated with other heart-opening lineage enlightenment Qigong forms taught by Ricardo's Qigong teachers for best result. See Realization of Buddha Nature & Buddha Palm ebook and Enlightenment Qigong
The following article by Mingyur Rinpoche on natural mind, also called tathagatagarbha, Buddha nature, enlightened essence or true nature, compares it to an inexhaustible treasure that when recognized as our essential nature we become free from suffering since the mind is the source of all experience, and that by changing the direction of the mind, we can change the quality of everything we experience. The next article Bodhicitta: the Perfection of Dharma by Lama Thubten Yeshe shows that bodhicitta (a Sanskrit word that is often translated as the "mind" or "heart" of awakening) is the foundation of all enlightened realizations, and the best perfect dharma (Buddha teaching) practice to realize our Buddha Nature.
Getting to Know Your Natural Mind by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche
If an inexhaustible treasure were buried in the ground beneath a poor man's house, the man would not know of it, and the treasure would not speak and tell him, "I am here!" - Maitreya, the Mahayana Uttaratantra Shastra, translated by Rosemarie Fuchs
The Buddha often compared natural mind to water, which in its essence is always clear and clean. Mud, sediment, and other impurities may temporarily darken or pollute the water, but we can filter away such impurities and restore its natural clarity. If water weren’t naturally clear, no matter how many filters you used, it would not become clear.
The first step toward recognizing the qualities of natural mind is illustrated by an old story told by the Buddha, about a very poor man who lived in a rickety old shack. Though he didn’t know it, hundreds of gems were embedded in the walls and floor of his shack. Though he owned all of the jewels, because he didn’t understand their value, he lived as a pauper — suffering from hunger and thirst, the bitter cold of winter and the terrible heat of summer.
One day a friend of his asked him, "Why are you living like such a pauper? You’re not poor. You’re a very rich man."
"Are you crazy?" the man replied. "How can you say such a thing?"
"Look around you," his friend said. "Your whole house is filled with jewels — emeralds, diamonds, sapphires, rubies."
At first the man didn’t believe what his friend was saying. But after a while he grew curious, and took a small jewel from his walls into town to sell. Unbelievably, the merchant to whom he brought it paid him a very handsome price, and with the money in hand, the man returned to town and bought a new house, taking with him all the jewels he could find. He bought himself new clothes, filled his kitchen with food, engaged servants, and began to live a very comfortable life.
Now let me ask a question. Who is wealthier - someone who lives in an old house surrounded by jewels he doesn’t recognize, or someone who understands the value of what he has and lives in total comfort?
Like the question posed earlier about the nugget of gold, the answer here is: both. They both owned great wealth. The only difference is that for many years they didn’t recognize what they possessed. It wasn’t until they recognized what they already had that they freed themselves from poverty and pain.
It’s the same for all of us. As long as we don’t recognize our real nature, we suffer. When we recognize our nature, we become free from suffering. Whether you recognize it or not, though, its qualities remain unchanged. But when you begin to recognize it in yourself, you change, and the quality of your life changes as well. Things you never dreamed possible begin to happen.
-- Adapted from The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness. © 2007 by Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche.
According to Lama Yeshe, "I think it is absolutely essential for us to have loving kindness towards others. There is no doubt about this. Loving kindness is the essence of bodhicitta, the attitude of the bodhisattva. It is the most comfortable path, the most comfortable meditation. There can be no philosophical, scientific or psychological disagreement with this. With bodhicitta, there's no East-West conflict. This path is the most comfortable, most perfect, one hundred percent uncomplicated one, free of any danger of leading people to extremes. Without bodhicitta, nothing works. And most of all, your meditation doesn't work, and realizations don't come...
We are all involved in human relationships with each other. Why do we sometimes say, 'I love you,' and sometimes, 'I hate you?' Where does this up-and-down mind come from? From the self-cherishing thought – a complete lack of bodhicitta. What we are saying is, 'I hate you because I'm not getting any satisfaction from you. You hurt me; you don't give me pleasure. That's the whole thing: I – my ego, my attachment – am not getting satisfaction from you, therefore I hate you. What a joke! All the difficulties in inter-personal relationships come from not having bodhicitta, from not having changed our minds.
So, you see, just meditating is not enough. If that Kadampa geshe saw you sitting in meditation he'd say, 'What are you doing? Wouldn't it be better if you practiced dharma?' Circumambulating isn't dharma, prostrating isn't dharma, meditating isn't dharma. My goodness, what is dharma, then? This is what happened to the man in the story. He couldn't think of anything else to do. Well, the best dharma practice, the most perfect, most substantial, is without doubt the practice of bodhicitta."
You can prove scientifically that bodhicitta is the best practice to do. Our self-cherishing thought is the root of all human problems. It makes our lives difficult and miserable. The solution to self-cherishing, its antidote, is the mind that is its complete opposite – bodhicitta. The self-cherishing mind is worried about only me, me – the self-existent I. Bodhicitta substitutes others for self.
If you want to be really, really happy, it isn't enough just to space out in meditation. Many people who have spent years alone in meditation have finished up the worse for it. Coming back into society, they have freaked out. They haven't been able to take contact with other people again, because the peaceful environment they created was an artificial condition, still a relative phenomenon without solidity. With bodhicitta, no matter where you go, you will never freak out. The more you are involved with people the more pleasure you get. People become the resource of your pleasure. You are living for people. Even though some still try to take advantage of you, you understand: 'Well, in the past I took advantage of them many times too.' So it doesn't bother you.Thus bodhicitta is the most perfect way to practice dharma, especially in our twentieth-century Western society. It is very, very worthwhile. With the foundation of bodhicitta you will definitely grow.
If you take a proper look deep into your heart you will see that one of the main causes of your dissatisfaction is the fact that you are not helping others as best you can. When you realize this you'll be able to say to yourself, 'I must develop myself so that I can help others satisfactorily. By improving myself I can definitely help.' Thus you have more strength and energy to meditate, to keep pure morality and do other good things. You have energy, 'Because I want to help others.' That is why Lama Tsongkhapa said that bodhicitta is the foundation of all enlightened realizations...
And the Panchen Lama goes on to say that we should look at what the Buddha did. He gave up his self-attachment and attained all the sublime realizations. But look at us we are obsessed with 'me, me, me' and have realized nothing but unending misery. This is very clear isn't it? Therefore you should know clean clear how this works. Get rid of the false concept of self-cherishing and you'll be free of all misery and dissatisfaction. Concern yourself for the welfare of all others and wish for them to attain the highest realizations such as bodhicitta and you'll find all happiness and satisfaction...
You have heard of many deities that you can meditate on, many deities to be initiated into - Chenrezig and the rest. What are they all for? I'll tell you – for gaining bodhicitta. As a matter of fact, all tantric meditations are for the development of strong bodhicitta. That is the purpose of your consciousness manifesting as a being with 1000 arms so that vou can lend a hand to a thousand suffering beings. If you don't like to manifest yourself this way you can relate the meditation to your own culture and see yourself as Jesus. Avalokiteshvara and Jesus are the same: completely selfless and completely devoted to serving others..."
The nine seated movements with contemplations of Maitreya (Shiva) sitting Qigong, an advance Tantric, Therapeutic, Earth and Heaven Qigong form, open the heart to unconditional love and clarify or dissolve the karmic layers in one's energy bubble (light body) that result in enlightenment and experience of the Buddha Nature.
Maitreya (Shiva) sitting Qigong, a Shen Gong spiritual practice that is dedicated to self-realization and awakening of Buddha Nature, generates a tremendous downpouring of spiritual Light, Love and Power. You can use these divine energies for healing yourself and others. You can also use the divine energies for blessing humanity with loving-kindness, the essence of bodhicitta and the attitude of the bodhisattva.
Because Acharya Ricardo has been greatly transformed after an intense heart-opening spiritual unity experience with the universal love energy that is Maitreya through the regular practice of the nine seated movements of the Maitreya (Shiva) Shen Gong he developed naturally as his own authentic way to experience Buddha Nature, he has written the simple non-sectarian Shen Gong technology through his ebook for the benefit of everyone who want to experience inner peace and happiness, and as a form of world service by blessing with loving-kindness.
"The second coming of Christ (Maitreya) will be an enlightenment of the inner spiritual man."
"Your main savior is yourself."
"Maitreya will remain for 60,000 years, providing direct spiritual guidance to his many disciples during his lifetime and, after he passes away, his teachings will last another 80,000 years, indirectly benefiting many more. Thus, through the power of his great, enlightened loving-kindness, Maitreya will provide limitless benefit to countless mother sentient beings.
In the absolute sense Maitreya is subject to neither death nor rebirth; he is forever benefiting all mother sentient beings. Furthermore, he once declared, "Anybody keeping just one vow of moral discipline purely during the time of Shakyamuni Buddha's teachings will become my personal disciple when I appear and I shall liberate all such disciples," and he faithfully keeps this promise, his sworn oath and pledge.
Therefore, those of us fortunate enough to have met the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha and maintained some level of pure discipline are guaranteed to make direct contact with Maitreya, become his disciple and quickly achieve enlightenment."
Lama Yeshe dedicated the merit of this translation as follows: "Because of this merit, may our life's energy be dedicated to the realization of Maitri-love, the actual nuclear weapon capable of destroying all external and internal enemies, just as Maitreya Buddha did, and may we reach the great state of equanimity, in which there are no neurotic friends, enemies or strangers." - A Brief History of Maitreya Buddha
Many religions believe in a coming World Teacher, knowing him under such names as Christ, Krishna, Lord Maitreya, Imam Mahdi, Bodhisattva, and Messiah. These terms are used everyday with Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish versions of the Great Invocation.
People of goodwill throughout the world are using this invocation daily in their own language. Join them in using the Great Invocation every day - with righteous intent, thought and dedication. Use this Invocation and encourage others to use it. No particular group or organisation is sponsored. It belongs to all humanity.
May I attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all sentient beings.
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