Double Cultivation of a Man and a Woman
In the world of cultivation there is such a cultivation way called double cultivation of a man and a woman. People may have seen in the cultivation way of the Tibetan Tantrism or in the Buddha sculptures or paintings a male body holding a female body engaged in cultivation. Sometimes the male body takes on the look of a Buddha holding a naked woman. Some may be transformations of Buddhas with the image of a Vajra of the ox-head and horse-face, also holding an undressed female body. Why do these exist? We shall first explain this to you. On earth our mankind as a whole, including the ancient times of a few centuries ago, has similar moral values, and it is not only China that has been influenced by Confucianism. So, such a cultivation way as a matter of fact did not come from this earth of ours. It came from another planet, but such a method can indeed make cultivation possible. When such a cultivation way was introduced into China then, it could not be accepted by the Chinese people just because it had double cultivation of a man and a woman as well as some aspects of Tantrism. So it was abolished by the Chinese emperor during the Hui-Chang period of the Tang Dynasty. It was then called Tang Tantrism and was forbidden to be taught in the interior of China. However, it settled down in Tibet with its special environment and unique region. Why do they cultivate this way? The purpose of double cultivation of a man and a woman is to reach a balance between Yin and Yang through collecting Yin to compensate for Yang and vice versa, making a mutual compensation for mutual cultivation.
Everybody knows that the theory of Yin and Yang by both schools, whether the Buddha School or the Tao School, especially the latter, says that the human body itself has Yin and Yang. Because the human body has Yin and Yang, it can evolve a variety of supernormal capabilities, intelligent entities like Yuanying (Immortal Infant), Yinghai (Subtle Babies) and Law bodies through cultivation. Because of the existence of Yin and Yang the human body can develop through cultivation a great many intelligent entities. It will be the same either for a male body or a female body and those can grow up in the field of Dan Tian. This statement is quite true. The Tao School often regards the upper part of the body as Yang and the lower part of the body as Yin; some of them also regard the back of the body as Yang and the front part as Yin; some others regard the left side of the body as Yang and the right side as Yin. In China, we have a saying that the left side of the body is male and the right side of it is female, which also came from here, and which is quite true. Since the human body itself has Yin and Yang and through the interaction of Yin and Yang, the body itself can reach a balance between Yin and Yang, and thus can evolve into a great many intelligent entities.
This can justify a matter of fact: Without adopting the method of double cultivation of a male and a female we can also cultivate into a very high dimension. If the way of double cultivation of a man and a woman is used in practice, if it is out of control, the practitioners will incur demonic interference, and it will thus become the evil way. If the very high level Tantrism wants to resort to the double cultivation of a man and a woman, then the monk or the lama is required to have cultivated into a very high dimension. By then his master will take care of him in this way of cultivation. Because his Xinxing is very high, he can conduct himself well, and will not drift into the practice of the evil way. While the people of very low Xinxing should never resort to such a cultivation way, otherwise they are sure to enter into the evil way. Such a cultivation way is certain to become evil if used, because one's Xinxing is limited, he does not let go of his attachments and desires up to the standard of the ordinary people's mentality, and he does not give up his lust, either. This is a yardstick to measure his Xinxing. So we say that teaching this cultivation way at a low level whenever you like means teaching the evil way.
These years have seen quite a number of qigong masters teaching the double cultivation of a male and a female. What is so odd then? The way of double cultivation of a man and a woman has also made its appearance in the Tao School. It is not at present that it has appeared, rather it began in the Tang Dynasty. How could the Tao School start to do the double cultivation of a man and a woman? According to the Taiji theory of the Tao School, the human body is a small universe which itself has Yin and Yang. All genuine orthodox great Laws have been passed down since the remote past. Any casual alterations or any casual input will mess up what belongs to that particular school, and therefore will make it impossible to reach the goal of consummation in cultivation. So, if a cultivation way has no such thing as the double cultivation of a man and a woman, never do it in cultivation. Otherwise you will become deviant and get into trouble. Especially in our school, Falun Dafa, there is no double cultivation of a man and a woman, and we do not teach this either. This is how we look at this issue.