Grand Master Hunyuan Chanshi elucidated additional details regarding the dharma lineage of Weixin Shengjiao: “Heaven and Earth establish tradition (zong), and sages establish teachings (jiao). Weixin Shengjiao takes Heaven and Earth as its master, and this is a Dao of patterning our practice after the natural processes of Heaven and Earth. The progenitor of our Dao lineage is the True God of the Universe, Hong Jun Lao Zu. Hong Jun Lao Zu opened the mists of primordial chaos, and, with a single stroke, Fu Xi opened Heaven. Later, the Dao was transmitted to the Ancient Immortal of the South Pole (Nanji Xianweng), and then it was transmitted once more to the Dark Lady of Nine Heavens (Jiutian Xuannu). The transmission was then continued by the Immortal Master Guiguzi, Wang Chan Lao Zu. After that, it was handed down until it eventually reached the present day."