Light Body Kung Fu is Here!
Light Body Kung Fu, sometimes called Light Kung Fu, is one of those legends that has a lot of substantiation. There are directions in old texts concerning the method, and every once in a while you see something really astounding that makes people think that such things are possible. This article is going to be concerned with offering directions for achieving that high Kung Fu ability.
Basic instructions for achieving light kung fu, and being able to do martial arts tricks like jumping six feet straight up, are usually childish, or esoteric. The childish are usually something like, ‘dig a hole and jump out of it one thousand times. Take one cup of dirt out of the hole every day, and in ten years you will be able to leap out of a twelve foot hole.
Let’s see: one inch a day, 365 days a year, ten years, 3650 inches divided by twelve…guy should be able to jump 304 feet straight up. Maybe it was an inch of dirt every week? But that would still be over 25 feet straight up.
The more esoteric instructions involve things like breath to the tan tien while you do the dragon flies posture. The third chakra must be engaged on year four, and the fifth chakra will sleep on year nine. Pray to Buddha constantly while you do this.
Now, the childish and the esoteric out of the way, additional confusion is often offered by scientists. I came across the following analysis of light kung fu on a martial arts forum. Gigong is just the ability of transition of body weight between the two feet in such a way that the body weight never gets the chance or time long enough to accumulate and rest its fullness on to any of the legs in any giving period of time…and the paragraph goes on to describe shortening the cycle of stepping.
This last description is most interesting, a grand effort, but there is always a problem when somebody tries to describe something that is beyond physics with…physics. What I mean by this is that physics describes the universe, it doesn’t really tell you what it is and how it works. I know scientists will argue with this, and try to inflict their reasoning on what I say, but science can’t define the supernatural, such as light kung fu, changing wine into water, or, say, walking on water.
I had a student who could walk on water. Actually, what he did was run across the corner of a swimming pool. He would get a running start, do a couple of things with his mind, and run over the surface of the water without sinking.
What we are interested in, of course, is what he was doing with his mind. Gravity can be measured, of course; it can be described by physics, but it is still a notion that you must believe in for it to work. We are raised up to make physics work (trained by schools based in scientific thought), but the secret of light kung fu is to untrain your mind, to overcome the notion of gravity, and that takes a lot of kung fu discipline.