What is Realization and Wisdom?


Realization and wisdom are the natural abilities of the True Self. They constitute the core content and ultimate goal of Ren Xue life cultivation.

From the perspective of Ren Xue

Realization manifests as the growing ability to better understand, face, change, and uplift one’s own life to the level where the True Self can fully function. It also manifests as the ability to truly understand and follow the fundamental laws of life, nature, and the universe and eventually achieve full integration, unification, and harmony with the universe. In this process, one’s ability to Zi Du Du Ren will continually advance.

Wisdom is ‘realized knowing’ obtained from awakening and realization. It can accumulate, refine, and grow with the ever-developing process of realization. It is the highest form of Jingshen (the integration of heart, consciousness and Shen/True Self) known to human beings. It manifests as the ability to understand and follow the laws of the universe and to connect freely with and benefit everything (totality). There is no end to the deepening and development of wisdom.

Better health, true happiness, sense of wellbeing, freedom, harmony, and living in the moment are among the many wonderful qualities higher realization and wisdom bring to life.

Higher realization and wisdom are achieved mainly through cultivating the five essential qualities of the heart – trust, openness, love, gratitude and Gongjing – and by changing the unhealthy patterns of the consciousness. These are also the focus of the last three methods of Yuan Gong. When the process of changing patterns has been successful, the True Self will shine through and the phenomenon called enlightenment manifests. Life will be characterized by the constant presence of the five essential qualities of the heart and manifestation of realization and wisdom. Unhealthy patterns will have very little sway. The ability to help other people will grow significantly and Du Ren will naturally be the foremost focus of life.

Watch What is Enlightenment? on REN XUE TV

Read more about the Five Heart Qualities


The Theory of Qi 

The Theory of Qi is one of three theories that form the foundation of the Ren Xue and its two application systems – Yuan Gong and Yuan Ming. It explains what Qi is and the role it plays in the universe, nature, and human life. What is Qi? Chinese ancients discovered...

Taking an Internal Approach

With an internal approach to life we retain focus on what is going on with ourselves and our own lives, as opposed to having a focus that is entirely outward, beyond ourselves. From the very beginning of life, humans are encouraged to focus on the external, to look...

Patterns of the Consciousness – An Introduction

Human consciousness naturally develops patterns as a way to be effective in its functioning in receiving, processing, storing, retrieving, and transmitting information. This effectiveness is crucial for survival, especially for our ancestors, when they needed to...

The Five Essential Qualities of the Heart

The Five Essential Qualities of the Heart, sometimes called Wu Xin or Five Xin, is short for the five different states or environments of the heart characterized by five different qualities and feelings. The Five Xin, trust, openness, love, gratitude, and Gongjing,...

What Is Qigong?

Qigong dates back at least five thousand years to when ancient Chinese recognized that Qi was the most building block in the universe and came to understand the role of Qi in physical health and life cultivation. Methods were developed to improve the Qi condition in...


No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

Full Moon

Identification and Identity

Identification and Identity

When we take something as true or real, and fully accept it and take it onboard, we have identified with it. This is an internalization process, making it part of our own lives or our own identities. For example, when we equate having big muscles with being healthy,...

Polarized Thinking and Loss and Gain

Polarized Thinking and Loss and Gain

Do you sometimes feel trapped? We can easily feel this way when we are trying to figure something out, or even just about life in general. In Chinese we call it “going straight to the tip of a horn”. There is space everywhere and we can go anywhere we like. But we...

The Pattern of Polarized Thinking

The Pattern of Polarized Thinking

The pattern of Polarized Thinking refers to viewing reality in a dualistic way. This simplified approach makes life easier. Polarized Thinking puts everything into one of two boxes: good or bad; right or wrong; should or shouldn’t. While this way of organising reality...