"Confucius cultivated the character and trained the Qi in order to be able to govern. Xianyuan trained the spirit and promoted the flow of Qi in order to live happily with the Tao. Damo meditated, came to the East to preach, started teaching the method of developing the marrow and changing the muscles and tendons. From ancient times, from among the famous great Confucians, the great sages , and warrior attendants, there is no one who did not cultivate the temperament or train the Qi."
"The Tao of one's nature and life cannot be expressed in words. Moreover, the Tao is beyond words, what can be expressed in words is not the Tao. Thus Mencius said: Difficult to say. Nowadays what is difficult to say is said by force, but one's nature and the Tao are void. Voidness is the fountainhead of heaven and earth, and origin of the myriad things. People have birth and death, all things get broken, but the Tao exists forever. So, when you want to nourish the Qi and cultivate life you must calm your mind and spirit. When the mind is quiet, only then is truth produced!"