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    Believe it or not WikiHow is getting some decent distillates of the basics. Jump right in, but take it slow and safe https://www.wikihow.com/Develop-Your-Chi https://www.wikihow.com/Awaken-Your-Psychic-Power-to-Feel-Your-Aura ♥
  3. Question about breath retention

    holding the breath at all is silly unless doing something other than anapanasati-breathConditioning you simply dont fully de-link from the identification of the breath process fully - to the extent that there is any pause whatsoever, refer to a piston's motion inside of an engine relative to the crankshaft and at the bottom of the stroke while there is the lowest piston-crankshaft angle - the piston sort of pauses its motion even though the crankshaft continues its motion through the bottom of the stroke and into the upside. paying good attention is what burns the pattern into the medulla's subconscious breath programming more efficiently - so by programming no pauses in there, it makes the autonomic effects that much more efficient when they are being relied upon. so I guess perhaps maybe we can differentiate between where breath retention is useful instead of overlapping it with a context of achieving samhadi - because "active" things will not directly produce samhadi.
  4. I'm trying to bring it back. But I'm also trying to bring back double-denim and am failing.
  5. If Taoism got too popular, the world wouldn't operate the way that it does. And we can have that now, can we? Hehe
  6. These days yes due to cross-influences in China. You're closer to the source with traditional stuff. The Tao Te Ching will suffice really, until you find someone that has more knowledge of traditional Taoist schools of thought.
  7. There is no dogma to this. Taoists don't know, and it doesn't matter.
  8. The Way

    Thanx Fa Xin
  9. Question about breath retention

    And this Master Nan teaching to hold after inhale Minute 2:15, activate English subtitles Your quotes refers respectively to 1-sound of breathing 2-focus on exhale 3-a mind state No actual anapana methods
  10. Welcome Post

    The reason why there’s many meditation techniques is because everyone is different and they have different goals and what approach suits them best. The skills your after such as reading thoughts and seeing auras usually are considered “siddhis” (powers) and are not the goal in themselves, but rather sometimes a biproduct of some spiritual training. If I had to give you any advice it would be to start by being aware of your body and the feelings in it. Your emotions, your thoughts and if you can feel it, the energy running through it. The “spirit world” is very subtle and requires a quiet mind in order to access. One thing you could try that may expedite things is to find someone who does reiki or some energy healing work... that can help draw your attention to the subtle feelings. Cheers
  11. Question about breath retention

    I already researched what Master Nan said about breath retention - I've quoted it on this forum. I'll see if it's on my blog. You are making an assertion without any evidence to back it up. I just found my blog post. So now I have the evidence to back up my claim. https://elixirfield.blogspot.com/2019/03/master-nan-huai-chin-on-yuan-qi.html Master Nan taught - his direct quote! https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Nan-Huai-Chin-To-Realize-Enlightenment.pdf page 5 and this: Master Nan through bill bodri: http://www.meditationexpert.com/meditation-techniques/m_pranayama_breath_work_techniques_for_meditation.htm and this - on the same method Master Nan taught: https://terebess.hu/zen/Gregory-Peter-N-Traditions-of-Meditation-in-Chinese-Buddhism.pdf I hope that is clear enough. thanks
  12. Lima, your timing eerily synchronized with advice from my SO and my general idea of what to do. Besides slacking off which has been frequent during late spring and early summer 😳
  13. What are you watching on Youtube?

    Paris 1927. Vanity, self-pride, and feeling full of yourself all in full effect. Busy, even 100 years ago.
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    Thank you for the warm greeting here, thats sadly not usual when surfing through the Internet. My Main Problem i noticed following that topic is that there are so many ways to meditate and all glorify different approaches. For me as a Newcomer it's pretty hard to gather the specific Informations i desire where i can be Sure it works or that its the "best" approach. I dont want to get caught in a specific "style" Training, maybe not knowing that exactly this one i choose needs decades to get a good grip on it. Is there something like "here Do this 10 steps for starters" or maybe a specific approach i should try if i thrive for confirmation to myself that this paranormal thing is real and i want to. Explore it? (for example Do A then B then C then you should see an Aura or feel the energy building or something like that that would boost my interest even further in this topic?) Thank you in advance
  15. Hi Rocky, Try and progress faster forward naturally ~ be ONE with Nature like a reborn child and let our body not be conditioned... and expects nothing. To me this input from Spotless is grounded with experiential roots... Try not to overlook new feelings in our body. Try and sense even the slightest new feelings re a new internal energy roadmap. Try a road less traveled (good if you can have someone you can trust as a fellow traveler). Try to know your body anew... - Anand
  16. The rainbow body is the body that people of high achievement attain at the time of their death, so the place to look for practices is from people who practice the Bardo meditations, I think (like everything else in Tibetan yoga/meditations there are six).
  17. any good gin and tonic recipes?

    If you like something with a more citrus profile, and less herbal, you might want to try New Amsterdam gin. It's way more easy on the budget than Tang, too.
  18. Hi

    Hello, Daren, and welcome. Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go. Please take the time to read the post pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum Terms and Rules. This covers all you need to know when getting started. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you, Fa Xin and the TDB team Welcome Daren, Welcome to our forum. You're doing great so far. I hope we can be of help. Feel free to post your question here, or make a new thread in one of the other sub forums. Enjoy You are welcome to jump right in to the ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forum to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started. May you enjoy your time here. Fa Xin
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    Hello, Bubbelbu123, and welcome. Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go. Please take the time to read the post pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum Terms and Rules. This covers all you need to know when getting started. For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like. Also, until you’ve posted fifteen times in the forums, you’ll be a “Junior Bum” with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day. Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you, Fa Xin and the TDB team Welcome Bubbelbu, Nice to have you here. The paranormal stuff is what first drew me to seeking the spiritual side of life many years ago. It is a fun journey. Falun is banned in China for more political reasons, from what I understand. There's a few practitioners on here, maybe they'll pop in. Enjoy You are welcome to jump right in to the ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forum to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started. May you enjoy your time here. Fa Xin
  20. What happens to suicides?

    Here's what I know. Suicide hurts family, friends, acquaintances, neighbors.. horribly. It creates sadness and despair for them. It also kills off the person you could be. The one who's snapped out of depression and is happy. There are a countless stories of those who've come out of hard times, depression, melancholy and found happiness and purpose or at least a reason for going on. things change and they do get better.
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  22. ~ BUDDHA SPEAKS ~ Mahamati: World Honored One, how did the Bodhisattvas and Mahasattvas abandon the view of an absolute arising, dwelling, or dissolving? Buddha: They abandoned it in this manner. They cognized that all phenomena are like an ephemeral illusion and dream, that they are detached from the duality of self and others, and that they are therefore unborn [emptiness.] They focused on the mind's manifestations and cognized external reality as unreal. By perceiving the unreality of phenomena, they brought about the cessation of the outflowing sensory consciousness. Because they cognized the unreality of their psychosomatic aggregates and the interacting conditions of the three planes of cosmic existence as originating from their deluded mind, they saw external and internal phenomena as devoid of any inherent nature and as transcending all concepts. Having abandoned the view of an absolute arising [of phenomena,] they realized the illusory nature and thereby attained insight into the unborn Dharma [expanse of emptiness.]
  23. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    A friend did it in Sydney when the new under harbour tunnel first opened. It wasn't used that much at first and she was a very early commuter, no traffic, had a nice car new car, no one about so ; zoooooom through the tunnel. That was fun. Same next day and the next and the next and Then about 8 days later got a ticket in the mail for speeding , the next day another ticket tin the mail ... and so on. " They got a camera in there ! " she said . ................
  24. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    CT - You aren't one of those people who sucks people into a joke, are you? I've heard a lot of ticket stories. That one is just a little too perfect. But really funny. Tell me you're not one of those geezers who keeps these bizarre little scenarios in your head to pull out and use in social situations?
  25. What made YOU laugh today/tonight ?

    I was driving home from work one early evening when I saw the flash of a police camera. I figured it went off for exceeding the speed limit even though I knew I wasn't speeding. Just to be sure, I went around the block again, passing the same spot, driving even more slowly, and again, the camera flashed. Now I began to think this was quite funny, so I drove even slower as I passed the spot once more, but the camera again flashed! I tried a fourth and fifth time with the same result, and was now laughing in between muttering unutterables as I rolled the car past at a snail's pace. By that time, I had almost forgotten how preoccupied I was as I left work, trying to make sense of an internal audit that was taking longer than it should. Two weeks later, I got five tickets in the mail for driving without a seat belt.
  26. Hi Rocky, Yes ~ the Earth revolves fast and we earthlings evolve snail-like. But from a yin-yang perspective ~ there is relative/relativity harmony/balance? To each ~ his/her/its own speed? - Anand
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