IN PRAISE OF GUOLIN QIGONG
Master Ling Guan Ming
The founder of Guolin New Qigong was Ling Guan Ming or Ling Mei Shu, Better known as Guo Lin, she was born in Guang Dong Chung Sun, China on 8th June 1909 and passed away on 14th December 1984.
According to the head of Chinese Qi Gong Scientific Research Society, Mr. Chang Cheng Nang, Guo Lin was the person who popularised the Chinese Qi Gong after the reformation of China.
Master Guo Linกฏs motto was "Develop New Qi Gong For The Sake of The Community".
Her father passed away when she was two years old. She spent her childhood with her grandfather, a Taoist practitioner, who passed on his knowledge of "Tongzi Gong" and "Huatuo Wuqinxi Qi Gong" to her.
Guo Lin was a Chinese painter. As a teenager, she had travelled all over China to promote her drawings, paintings and artistic work. During her course of traveling, she met people from different schools of Qi Gong and visited numerous Qi Gong masters who had helped to build a strong foundation in her study in Qi Gong in her later years.
After China was attacked by Japan, Guo Lin was forced to discontinue with her Qi Gong practice. After this termination, she was diagnosed to be suffering from diseases like heart trouble, tuberculosis, arthritis and even cancer. She underwent 6 major and minor surgeries and suffered from the threat of death. She never gave up because she could not leave go her mother and daughter who were staying overseas. She kept telling herself that she must not die, she must save her own life! She then started to pick up Qi Gong which she had learnt since her childhood to cure her diseases. She realized that she was not at peace with death threatening her from every corner . Therefore she tried to apply movements from "Huatuo Wuqinxi Qi Gong " and combined them with the breathing principle of traditional Qi Gong to create a new style of movements to encourage diseased cells and organs to heal. She succeeded and she survived a miracle.
Qi Gong was able to cure her sickness, could she use it to save others as well? Then, she decided to help others with Qi Gong. On one hand, she carried out her mission practically and on the other hand she read a lot on ancient Qi Gong and various modern medicine.
She carried out research on the principal of Chinese medicine, learnt Western physiology, anatomy and pathology.
She put all her effort on her research and studies and she even wrote books. She could not afford to buy expensive books, hence she copied them while reading in book shop. This touched the owner of the shop that he lent her the books to copy and return them the following day.
This was how Master Guo Lin slowly shaped and formed the Guolin New Qigong.