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  2. They’re warmer than usual, but as warm as my legs or other parts of the body. @Fa Xin I do prefer soups and foods with a lot of moisture. I really don’t like baked things, with the moisture all removed. But this is normal for me because I think I’ve always been Yin deficient.
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  4. Watching The Birds

    ... ummm , just in case your 'legendary skills' where under rated .............. find a picture on the internet, on your screen , that is - dont try to right click on a picture on the wall
  5. Watching The Birds

    find picture > right button 'mouse' click on the picture > select 'copy image location' > set cursor in TTB posting box where you want the image > right click > select 'paste ' .
  6. Watching The Birds

  7. This is a must see

    This Lauderdale guy is growin on me. I do admire the country music as long as it's this kind of folk soul to it, and not that "she thinks my tractor's sexy" business. There's even one of his other songs, "Old Time Angels" in traditional Mountain Music style. The "Listen" song has a nice message, and it's a beautifully filmed video. He's definitely got... something. If nothing else is there anyone with enough guts to wear that outfit!
  8. I was just wondering does the immortality that Daoism offers extend beyond the life of the universe?
  9. Zhang Sanfeng 13 forms

    That LHBF Goose video looks very vague to me. Perhaps it's all been lost.
  10. Its only a theory i can't prove But it may be a style of 12 Chinese zodiac animals And Buddha 12+1=13 So its more a Chinese Buddhist Art maybe a shaolin art And not a Taoist style
  11. xin heart mind

    My understanding of the process is that the mind interferes with the xin, and for the xin to revert back to its original nature the mind and the xin need to be untangled. Perhaps the heart has its own consciousness, which is drowned out by our dominant head consciousness, and the work is to give back a sort of autonomy to the heart.
  12. This is a must see

    Well ... that music is not my cup of tea at all .. and I was even more 'surprise' when the guy doing the TC started singing .... or miming . I thought it was 'strange' BUT It reminded me of when I was trying to learn Crane Form ( Okinawan so a totally different 'performance rhythm ' to Chinese). I decided to learn that and a long Swinburne poem at the same time, so I would practice the form and recite out loud at the same time, but I could match rhythms . Which must have looked pretty strange and funny . But I can still do both at the same time ... I think ... half a mo' ... Yep... still can do both at the same time I actually love training to music, gotta be right rhythm though .... like in Capoeira . or below (next post ) And I DONT mean some lame martial arts demo to 'Eye of the Tiger ' PLEASE NO ! Not again !
  13. I feel an immortality option may be available soon -- in order to counteract the rising student loan debt. The irony is you'll probably have to take out a loan to get the immortality...
  14. xin heart mind

    Agreed. I imagine understanding 'xin' is key. The West is starting to refer to the 'heart-brain', eg here, maybe it's the same search, just a couple of millenia later?
  15. When I was a child my mom and dad taught me how to interpret dreams and parables in the Bible so I am familiar with how it works.
  16. I have used and can get psychedelics. Can I use them to speed up cultivation?
  17. "One cannot run away from the world and call oneself “liberated”. True liberation should happen while living in the world. The Daoist masters call the sage “in the world but not of it”. If we cannot maintain our abidance as the Nondual Self amidst the trials and tribulations of samsāra, we cannot be free. So, the world, should be our laboratory, where we become the absolute and “disappear” the relative, over and over again. Not seeking separation and duality, but rather oneness via unconditional love, for every singe being (and even thing) is nothing but our own Self." Nicely put Dwai ! My own studies seem to confirm this, too.
  18. Haiku Chain

    A horse is a horse of course of course unless he’s Mr. Ed
  19. I'm curious if you crave any of the foods you listed naturally? Not saying you should be, or shouldn't be ... but I'd be interested in your response. I've found myself craving fruits at various times of my life ... sometimes when I've been sick I've craved strange things, and wondered if it relates to yin/yang properties. Good luck
  20. Your body doesn't need *dampness. This is absolutely ridiculous and erroneous. Damp is the Spleen's greatest enemy. A weak Spleen = a weakness in your entire energetic system. You need to learn how to eat correctly. Go see a qualified TCM practitioner with many years of experience and treating numerous patients so they can give you correct dietary advice according to your personal constitution. You can always contact Dr Bruce Eichelberger (https://renoacupuncture.com/) who has developed a tailored dietary program according to each individual. He uses software for this and it's a very extensive report. He has over 40 years of experience in clinical Chinese Medicine practice plus he also is a practising Taoist. Good luck! *A moist Spleen/Earth is a healthy one. A Damp (covered/stagnant in/with water) will bring forth a myriad of ailments, disease, a short life and a weak person with little energy; they are always tired and sleepy. A dry Earth isn't good either. A moist Spleen is like rich dark soil in which trees and vegetables grow and yields a healthy crop. This is the ultimate goal, to be able to turn your weak damp Spleen into a healthy one. Remember that a weak Earth leads to a weak Kidney too, hence KD yin and also Yang deficiency. You might also have an irrational fear or simply be a fearful person by nature caused by a traumatic event in the past, this has damaged our KD hence you are KD Yin def. Internal work will fix it but it will take you a long time tl heal and lots of discipline. Find a good method that suits your personality.
  21. Dao of Dad

    While going through my Dad's belongings. I tried on some of his shoes. I grinned and chuckled when I found I could not quite fill them.
  22. Dao of Dad

    Everyday, I notice I become more like my dad... It's annoying
  23. This is a must see

    Luke put it nicely... I'm not into the style of music, but it was very unique and unexpected. Thanks for sharing. It reminds me of the Master Ren GuangYi instructional Chen style DVDs that had the background music done by Lou Reed (a student of Ren GuangYi) Music and martial arts goes together nicely.
  24. Are the soles of your feet hot, or cold?
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