Nicolae Tanase: Grandmaster Liu, what is the meaning of life?
Grandmaster Hui Liu: Life is about learning and giving.
We begin learning immediately after birth: we learn to survive, eat, and communicate with others. We learn to use eyes, facial expressions, smile, and cry, point our fingers, and kick our feet. We learn to love, to be intimate, and have good manners. When we get older we learn about knowledge, good judgement, family education, academic regulations, community living, and ways to interact with one another. We learn to appreciate our parents’ caring and raising us.
We learn to respect and appreciate our teachers who educated us. We learn to get along with our sibling, friends, and schoolmates. We learn to cooperate, support, and respect the elders and scholars. We learn professional skills and research. We learn about kindness, love, and conservation. We learn sports and do exercises to keep our body healthy.
Life is about giving and serving others; we put others’ interests ahead of our own. We shall be honest and not greedy. We shall accommodate and yield to others. We shall work hard and make an honest living in our professions. We shall be trustworthy and behold righteous thoughts. We shall uphold righteousness, be compassionate, and be willing to help anyone or any living beings including animals and plants.
We shall demonstrated professionalism in our jobs, follow the laws and regulations of our nation, and fulfill a life full of happiness, good health, and righteousness!
~Grandmaster Hui Liu was born in 1932 in Baoding City, Hebei Province, China. At a young age, she studied plum blossom painting from her father Prof. Ru Tong Liu, a renowned artist in Taiwan, and bird & flower painting from Grandmaster Shao Yiu Shuan. She studied art at the National Taiwan Normal University Department of Fine Arts where she received her professional teaching credential and later became a painting teacher at the Taipei Municipal Jianguo High School in Taipei, Taiwan. In 1960 she married Dr. Yun Chung Chiang and in 1976 they moved to California, where they cofounded the Wen Wu School of Martial Arts in El Cerrito, CA. Through the years she taught Dayan Qigong, Chinese watercolor painting, Chinese calligraphy, and vegetarian cooking. A few years later she won 3rd place in San Francisco Gourmet Cooking Contest. She traveled to China to seek and study the authentic form of Dayan Qigong from Grandmaster Yang Mei Jun, who was the original Grandmaster of the Dayan Qigong lineage. For 3 years she taught Dayan Qigong on the Taiwanese television program “Good Morning Today”. In 1999 she co-produced Qigong instructional videos with Kaiser Permanente Hospital and authored the Dayan Qigong 1st & 2nd set books & DVD series.
In 2004, the World Congress on Qigong, Tai Chi, and Traditional Chinese Medicine awarded her Qigong Master of the Year. Two years later, “Inside Kung-Fu” magazine awarded her Woman of the Year. In 2013 she became a visiting professor of Qigong at El Camino Hospital in California. Today she continues to provide training and inspiration to thousands of teachers and students around the world to continue pass down the culture, the traditions, and the benefits of Dayan Qigong her husband, Dr. Y.C. Chiang, founded Wen Wu School in El Cerrito, CA, where classes are offered in Dayan Qigong, Taiji, Shaolin Kung Fu, Chinese calligraphy and brush painting along with a medical clinic offering acupuncture and herbal medicine.
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