This is an English translation of Nan Huai Jin’s several articles on the topic of ‘Noctural emissions’ or ‘Wet dreams’. Please note that my translations are amateur and you need to do your own research, do not believe what I write here and please test it out for yourselves. This is important so that his genuine teachings are preserved. I welcome any corrections if you spot any.


The Partner in Wet Dreams is a Seed of the Alaya Consciousness

What our life brings us are “seeds” – the “seed” nature brought over from previous lives. For example, genius children, why is it not inherited from their parents? The inheritance from parents is just one factor out of four factors. Whatever “seed” nature the Alaya consciousness is inclined to, then this “seed” will come into effect. All the conduct/behaviours that we do in this life will come into effect in future lives. Therefore, seeds produce effects, effects generate seeds. As a result, the Three Realm’s cause-and-effect/karma is established like that. Why ask what happens in your future lives when you suffer/feel it in this life? You ask if you will become human or dog in your next life? Or a cat or mouse? Or ascend to heaven? Or become a Buddha? The author of your present life is your conduct in this life. This is the principle of the “seed” consciousness.

Because the person who asked is a professor, he also understands this principle. Seed consciousness’s degree of appearing, what we bring to this present life, [unsure translation as in verbal speech]. He raised a fact – it is everybody, everyone has experienced it, but everyone do not dare to say. You must know, investigating the Dharma, you must breakthrough all the illusory layers and dare to say it out. For example, when he was a youth (both males and females have it), he did not have experience of romantic love, have never had sex, or broken the rules. Don’t even mention that he did not have sex, he has also never masturbated, and never had nocturnal emissions. However, he said during the first time he had nocturnal emissions, he dreamt of a partner who was female. He did not recognize this female and moreover he did not have any sexual behaviour/actions, just by looking, suddenly he had a nocturnal emission, and this was the first time of wet dreams. For example, there was a student who told me: Strange! Teacher, I all along had wet dreams of neither my lover, nor my wife, the dream is strange, it is always a woman wearing a yellow shirt. The moment I see the yellow shirt girl, I will inevitably have a nocturnal emission. He says that he did not even have lustful desire! Both males and females have this.

There are also other people who dream of the first experience of having sex. This is what Jin Sheng Tan criticised. This kind of matter, everyone has it but no one dares to say it, on the surface they pretend to be virtuous and moral. If you want to investigate the Dharma, this place is worth it. When people learn Buddhism you must not pretend, this is considered lying. Pretending “I don’t, I don’t!” you have already violated the precept of lying mentally, according to Bodhisattva standards. You don’t have to let people know, as long as your mind knows it is fake, this is concealment. In your psychology, you try to struggle to cover up the flaws of the subconscious mind, this is concealment. Concealment is when you try to cover up your own wrongs. This kind of psychology, everyone has.

Why is that so? For example, there are many people, where the partner in their sexual dream, is similar to what Sigmund Freud talks about in psychology. Sigmund Freud understood the Yi consciousness (T/N: 6th consciousness out of a total of 8 in Yogacara), however he did not understand the 7th and 8th consciousnesses. But there is a portion in Freud’s psychology on sex, a very small portion, where he is correct on a principle. Freud however did not advance further, that is why he went insane in the end, as he could not solve the problem. If he learnt Buddhism, then he could have been saved.

The sexual partners in many people’s wet dreams are their parents, more or less at this composition. If you were to investigate, it is about 60 percent and above. What I tell you, I take responsibility, this is after investigation. Many students have come across this problem and they are honest with me. Then I tell them what to do in cultivation from then, to turn around their root habits. However, this matter is not a habit problem, it is the problem of past life “seeds”. This mister, a Taoist friend, he asked about this experience, whether the partner in his dreams in his first time, is the ripening karmic fruit from a seed nature of previous lives? He is correct! This is the seed of the Alaya consciousness.

Therefore, the Buddhist scriptures say: “[untranslated as too difficult]”, even though a person passes a hundred kalpas (T/N: one kalpa is about 4,320 million human years), the conduct/behaviours we have done, the things we have done, karmic-fruit does not disappear. This is a verse in the monastic discipline. The next line says “oneself must suffer the karmic-retribution”. Therefore, every single thought to action is very important for cultivators. You say that you found ‘emptiness’, you believe that you have also emptied out karma? No, your karma retributions are not emptied. Therefore, sometimes when you meet with a chain of cause and effect – suppose you go to the street, when crossing the alley, someone throws a bucket of water down and you get wet! You ask, what is this? Isn’t it so? Why did you get under the water just-in-time? Therefore sometimes, like when that student asked me why he always saw a lady wearing a yellow shirt in his wet dreams, I tell him, you definitely cannot see clearly the face. He says, “That’s right, how do you know, teacher? Do you have telepathy?” Haha, this is the principle.

However, there are some people who can clearly see their partner, and even go as far as talking to you, making you sick. That is because you have become superstitious, believing it’s some fox-spirit. Many kalpas ago, because of your lustful affair, you caused someone to die, so you have to suffer the karmic-retribution. Therefore, the cause and effect of many dreams are seeds from previous lives.

Fully translated from: http://www.xuefo.net/nr/article31/311671.html


Master Nan Huai Jin’s Treatment for Wet Dreams (from Master Xiao Qin)

The method of preventing and curing wet dreams/nocturnal emissions is within the process of guarding against sexual misconduct. The habitual energy of sexual misconduct cannot be eliminated in one step, it must be slowly removed. As the gong-fu deepens for guarding against sexual misconduct, the physiological state is continuously transforming positively, a process that is repeated. In the meantime, you may feel it is difficult to bear, as if you were abstaining from drugs. The moment drug addiction comes, the nasal mucus and tears come out, it is extremely severe, even to the point of losing confidence and faith. It is the same for addiction to sexual misconduct, therefore you must have faith in the repetitive improvement as a process. If you have nocturnal emissions in between, it is normal so there is no need to be anxious, dharma brothers can use this method to help:

1, Method of Master Nan to treat wet dreams

When talking about precept-discipline, the very first is to guard against sexual misconduct, including sexual activity, sexual urges, masturbation, nocturnal emissions, etc. Mahayana and Hinayana precepts differ here. The precepts of Hinayana is to seek the fruit, the first precept is abstaining from sexual misconduct; The precepts of Mahayana is to abstain from killing. The desire for sex is also a violation. When the Buddha was alive, there was a Bhikkhuni (nun) who was raped by a bandit. The Buddha said, when she was raped, her thoughts did not move, therefore it is not violating the precept, this is the Hinayana precept. Others like nocturnal emissions, partners in dreams, these are counted as violations. Within those who learn Buddhism and cultivate, there are exceptionally many with nocturnal emissions. In Mahayana, leaking bodhi is counted as a violation, whether or not you have a thought or dream. Therefore, you must obtain body and mind samadhi-power, this is extremely difficult, and the hardest is the psychological problem. Nocturnal emissions without dreams is the habit energy of Alaya seed nature, this is very subtle.

In order to not leak, you can train the “Bird Flying Form”. This is a treatment medicine, now I will introduce it to everyone. Everyday, before you sleep, stand with your heels apart of about 2 inches. The first step, tighten the buttock muscles without raising or pulling back the anal entrance. It can become constipation if you contract the anal entrance for long. Also, contract the lower abdomen. Second step, two hands do a bird-flying shape. Naturally, slowly, raise them up, the movements must be gentle. The mouth is gently smiling. The two shoulders must be relaxed. The two hands are on both sides of the body, do not move them in front or backwards. Naturally, raise them up, the sower the better. Together with the raising of the arms, lift the heels up simultaneously. Third step, when the hand is coming down, the mouth lightly closes, simultaneously lowering the heels. When standing, use the big toe’s energy. The posture must be beautiful, gentle – the gentler the better, the important point is tip of the fingers. When the hands raise up, naturally there is chi flow towards the finger tips. When it reaches the hand, it turns, the chi is pulled and will naturally come down. This posture is exactly like when the white crane is about to fly. Do this before sleep every night. At first, do 10 times, you might feel like there is pain in the buttocks. Gradually it will be better, and you can increase the count. If you wish to make the body healthier and nourish the brain, having more longevity, then you need to add a movement. Everyday, if you do these movements, your myopia and far-sightedness will become better.

The additional movements are: 1, Use the joint of the thumbs to massage the two bones at the back of the head in circles. Firstly clockwise rotation of 36 times, then 36 times in the opposite direction without stopping. The vision nerves are all here. 2, use the joints of the forefinger to rub the sides of the nose at the eyes, where there are two hollows which are acupoints. In the past I had swollen eyes, when I asked my friend to place acupuncture on these two acupoints, I immediately recovered. 3, Without moving your hads away, simultaneously rub the eye sockets clockwise at the periphery of the eyes, the tenser/tighter the better, then anti-clockwise, the numbers are up to you. 4, Not moving your hands away, then move to the Tai Yang Point (T/N: temples at side of head) and press and massage them. 5, Eyes and teeth closed, palms holding the head, Taoists say to use the hands facing backwards to cover the two ears and cover them, then using the fingers to knock at the back of the head. Martial artists call this Ming Tian Gu (crying heaven drum). Like this, the head is relaxed, and the head will not be painful. Then slowly, you can reach ‘returning the Jing to nourish the head, extending life’. This is the action of cultivating jing (essence). The bird form has a huge effect on nocturnal emission, the psychological aspect has to be removed by doing gong-fu slowly.

2, Eat some Liu Wei Di Huang Wan (六味地黄丸), Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan (知柏地黄丸) to nourish the kidney chi, and it can also treat nocturnal emissions.

3, Chant, prostrate and repent to Avalokitesvara. One aspect is the function of repentance, the other aspect is exercise.

4, Do more ‘life release’! It is beneficial for the body, and can also eliminate karmic hindrances and produce good karma with beings.

Fully translated from: https://www.douban.com/group/topic/33626921/

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