Wu Zeheng


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"The value of life is measured in love." - Wu Zeheng

The Founding of the China Life Science Society(1990-1995)


Guided by Wu’s respectful teachers, he has followed the laws of Buddha since he was seven and has studied Buddhism and its history since that time. The tenets and philosophy of Buddhism, such as consciousness, understanding other people, and introspection of one's own behavior are deeply embedded in him. Wu has always hoped to serve his country and her people. Rather than his life being taken by idle pursuits, he seeks to devote his time to the achievement of a peaceful nation and improving the standard of living of the people. In June, 1990, Wu accepted an invitation to go to Beijing to treat Marshal Xu Xiang-qian, who was severely ill with cancer. To Xu’s pleasure, the therapeutic effects were remarkable. Wu then was invited by the Chinese Qigong Science Research Society to give a lecture at Tsinghua University. The effectiveness of his treatment, examined multiple times in September 1990 by General Zhang Zhenhuan and other specialists, induced the Chinese Qigong Science Research Society to place him in charge of the scientific clinical experiments involving the migration of cancer cells, infantile paralysis and common diseases of the digestive system.


Wu went to Pi city of Jiangsu Province to perform laboratory tests. The dramatic findings resulted in Huazang Mind Dharma, which was approved as the only scientific research in the country at a time when Qigong was becoming popular. Because morally corrupt individuals dominated the Chinese Qigong Society at the time, including certain charlatans with designs on taking advantage of people's ignorance to amass wealth, and because the leaders of the Society were bureaucrats who barely knew anything about proper business practices,  Wu became concerned about the state of the organization’s affairs. To alleviate such concerns, on multiple occasions, Wu proposed various reforms to the leaders. However, despite his efforts, he could not persuade the society to consider any of his suggestions. Seeing no alternative, on July 30th, he submitted an article entitled “Qigong, An Oriental Treasure – In Danger,” to the newspaper Traditional Chinese Medicine that identified the crises facing the Society. Soon afterwards, not wanting to be associated with certain Qigong masters, Wu resigned his post there and established the “China Life Science Society” in December.


At that time, with only seven dimes in Wu’s possession, he traveled to many places to propagate Buddhism, giving lectures and treating patients. In those days, he ate only a little bread with water and walked more than 50 km just to save money. He also sold newspapers in Beijing train stations and slept on the road. Wu did all he could to save money so that he could buy meals and presents for government bureaucrats, expecting that his effort to establish a non-profit academic institution would be approved. His ultimate objectives were to avoid a Qigong Society hampered by unprofessionalism, factions, and superstitions, which, if perceived by the people as being deceptive or otherwise harmful to the government’s reputation, could bring about new destabilizing forces. By doing so, he hoped that scientists can research, manage, and promote Qigong, placing the discipline on a path to becoming a healthy science. Despite having experienced countless difficulties from all aspects of life, with his indomitable spirit and conscience as a Buddhist, he gained the support of more than 500 scientists.


The scientists jointly signed a support letter for the establishment of the Chinese Life Science Society. The proposal passed the academic evaluation of the Chinese Science Association and the National Science Committee and passed the qualification examination of the National Ministry of Civil Affairs. After 4 years, the Chinese Life Science Society received the approval of the National Ministry of Civil Affairs and was established July 6, 1994. The establishment ceremonywas held in the People’s Hall May 19, 1995. Among the more than 180 attendees were the Vice-Committee Chairman of the National People's Congress, Wang Guang-Yin, General Yang Chen-Wu as well as specialists and scholars from the Chinese Science Association, the Ministry of Civil Affairs, and the National Academy of Science.


After the establishment of the China Life Science Society, Wu made the Preparation Committee a gift of 840,000 RMB (US$129,000) and surrendered control of the Society to the government and certain well-known scientists. He did this for the purpose of showing that he was not interested in the pursuit of fame or power.


* Footnote: Video of Opening Ceremony on China Life Science Society: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XtqhDg2Ee8


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