Hua-Ching Ni, who was known as Master Ni in his early days when teaching and lecturing the public, is now affectionately known as OmNi.
As a teacher of natural spiritual truth, OmNi is heir to the ancient wisdom and teaching of an unbroken succession of 74 generations in the Taoist tradition that dates back to the Han Dynasty (216 B.C.). He also belongs to the 38th generation of healers in the Ni family legacy. As a young child, he was educated by his family and spent his youth learning from highly achieved masters in the mountains and cities of China. Later, he continued to study many traditions and spiritual arts from a broad range of teachers. After several decades of persistent searching and with intensive training, study, and re-examination, he brought the ancient wisdom (now known as the Integral Way) alive for us today by using modern language.
OmNi’s early life in China was full of challenges and wonder. In 1949, he left his entire family and went alone to Taiwan to carry on his family legacy. There he lived for 28 years and became a renowned healer, teacher, and writer. He has said that the hardships in life have made him stronger, deeper, and perhaps a bit wiser.
OmNi’s spiritual teaching began to attract international attention from those eager to learn the Integral Way of life. In 1976, he was invited by a group of American students to live in Los Angeles where he continued to practice Traditional Chinese medicine and transform the lives of people. In 1989, he and his two sons, Drs. Daoshing Ni and Maoshing Ni, founded a school of Chinese medicine, Yo San University, in order to transmit their traditional knowledge of healing to future generations. During his spare time, OmNi continued to write and lecture worldwide on topics of natural spiritual truth and ancient wisdom, tai chi, qi gong, Taoist meditation and internal alchemy.
Though now retired from medical practice and general teaching, OmNi’s tireless passion to bring about a better world keeps him writing. His goal is to help people rebuild their natural, healthy energy and awaken their spiritual potential. He has written over 70 books in English and around 50 in Chinese. His books are full of treasures gleaned from his own experience and development. They are wise guides for those searching for genuine spiritual understanding and a healthy way of life.
OmNi’s teaching of the Integral Way transcends conventional Taoism and folk traditions. Deeply rooted in natural spiritual truth, his work comes from the three ancient teachings of Lao Tzu’s Tao Teh Ching, the teachings of Chuang Tzu, and the I Ching, the Book of Changes and the Unchanging Truth. His approach inspires spiritual self-sufficiency, which marks the key difference between a true spiritual teacher and those who foster spiritual and emotional dependency. The Integral Way has uplifted and expanded the consciousness of thousands of people and we hope you too will be uplifted and inspired.
Choices Made in Life
A healthy life is most valuable and precious, and the greatest asset.
Put all your might into serving your health.
If you own your health, you own the world.
Instead of over extending your life for unworthy worldly pursuits,
The focus is on attaining the five healths.
You can admire the glamour of the world,
But do not let it enslave or belittle your life.
In everyday life,
Watch the health of your physical body and mind,
And maintain a healthy spirit and even mood.
In human relationships do not overlook your self or the world:
As these are equal partners.
Extend friendship to those near you and harm no one.
Nobody should become an enemy because their choices are different.
Let external glory come if you value it, but do not push your life for it.
There are many types of glory.
The best come from a life of independence and freedom from sickness.
There are many important choices to make.
So, be your own caretaker in life
To manage the emotional expectations that accompanies them.
If you do not set a clear direction in life,
You will drift with the world and not know where it will end.
Making others your authority is the wrong projection.
Self-responsibility and the duty of life are always at your side,
But you must value all five aspects of health to uplift and complete the dignity of your life.
Be independent in viewing the world,
And do not be carried away by different types of excitement.
The vicious waves of the world can swallow your small lifeboat,
If you are not prepared.
You should be the one to decide.
Do not let the world push you around,
Or towards a direction where human experience has failed.
You can have all the things that others chase, but make no ill-gotten gains.
Instead of chasing excitement, pursue a life of complete well being.
When you encounter good opportunities, take them if they are healthy.
There is no excuse for evading success: it can include you!
This is the clean face of five thousand years of human spiritual culture
After all the ornaments and decorations are washed away.
It is the real spiritual value of human life once all the big tales are cleansed.
It is the essence as presented by the universal Integral Way.