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  1. Ching Chin Ching, "The Classic of Purity"

    Ok. Thank you. That whole way of juxtaposing opposite words to express a paradoxical meaning is a zen buddhist type of prose, isn't it? It's not a classic taoist way of writing in my understanding... too often buddhist ideals mix with taoist ones...
  2. Has anyone read or given thought to the prose of the Ching Chin Ching? ... I find the Legge translation quite inspiring and factual... especially this part - "In that condition of rest independently of place how can any desire arise? And when no desire any longer arises, there is the True stillness and rest. That True (stillness) becomes (a) constant quality, and responds to external things (without error); yea, that True and Constant quality holds possession of the nature." "In such constant response and constant stillness there is constant Purity and Rest. He who has this absolute Purity enters gradually into the (inspiration of ) True Tao. And having entered thereinto, he is styled Possessor of the Tao." "Although he is styled Possessor of the Tao, in reality he does not think he has becomed possessed of anything. It is as accomplishing the transformation of all living things, that he is styled Possessor of the Tao."
  3. Just seeking my path

    While every spirit is its own, and has freewill, there is an end to understanding the nature of that. Rules as you speak of seem to sound like tradition and hierarchical formulation. Those are not the conditions of existence I speak of. I agree that some rules of society and even personal conceptual thought are to be transcended. But, Taoism is not about disharmony with immutable universal law and principle. It is about the exact opposite. While endless intellectual debate is entertaining, it also has an end. Taoism is rooted in the understanding of the Tao and the embracing of the truth of what that is. If you think going against “the heavens” is a wise idea... than go ahead and do that and see how far you go. What you will eventually discover is that you really can’t , unless you choose the path of abnormality and ridiculous ego driven insanity, as do all rebellious spirits that forsake the true Tao. That path is long, sad, and hard and based in blatant ignorance. Ignorance as in ignoring truth in light of what you like to believe. “ the will of heaven cannot be overturned” - Liao Sifu- “ magus of Java.
  4. Just seeking my path

    ...a will, is an aspect of a consciousness. Consciousness is continually in flux... impermanent. It does not matter what you think you can achieve or hope to dream..... you are like all of us; subject to conditions of existence. A far greater goal for you would be to inquire into what existence actually is, how it behaves, and how your being relates to it, that way you may be able to understand if you could ever exist with your "will" outside of it. As to aspects of what a "will" is - I have only found two types, my own and everyone else's, and the will of the universe....
  5. Uselis, i just did a bit of further research into this condition you have, and what it seems like you have actually done is lodged what is called the generative force of your qi into a psychic center in your brain... which explains why you only feel electric and have low feelings... your brain is actually burning energy continuously because you've stuck it somehow somewhere in your head. I don't know how to dislodge it, but I would suggest speaking with a Taoist healer like mantak chia or someone of that level of training... your condition sounds like it will not get any better until you find someone like that to help you. In the meantime I would suggest eating lots of heavy yin foods to draw that energy out of your head... like cold fish, bananas, white rice, cold spices, in short no more hot and spicy foods, more salty and sour foods.
  6. Attainment of the Tao

    Thank you all for your input.
  7. Attainment of the Tao

    What is meant by the attainment of the tao? ...
  8. Hello Uselis, I would suggest attempting to return the elements of what you, you back into balance. There are basically 3 things that I think you need to do and none of them can be overlooked. You need to restore physical balance, emotional balance, and mental balance. There is a way to do this through a hermetic meditation that I have learned... and since you are now very good at concentrating this might help you... The 4 elements of earth, water, air, and fire are principles that run through every single aspect of yourself and they have specific places in the human body, soul, and spirit where they are naturally supposed to be... you need to restore that balance in yourself. The earth element can be thought of as a color - brown or black, and it's quality is heaviness, its place is in the lower portion of your body, basically in your legs. Focus on that area of your body as being brown and heavy. The next element, the water element is blue, and it's quality is flowing and calming, it's area in your body is in your belly area up to your lungs. Focus on that area next and stack it on top of the earth element, while attempting to retain both of these qualities at the same time. Next, focus on the air element, which color is green, and has a light and serene quality. The area of this element is your chest and it is related to your heart. Do the same thing with the visualization exercise for this element and stack it on top of the brown earth, the blue water to retain the 3 qualities of rootedness ( heaviness ), calm and cool flow, and serenity. Finally, focus on the fire element, whose color is red and is whose quality is expansiveness and outgoing. The area of the fire element is the head. Focus on your head space around being red. And stack it on top of the other 3 elements, for a total of 4 qualities being basically - heaviness, calmness or contraction, lightness or serenity, and heat. This style of meditation helps to purposefully put the elements back into the state where they act positively for you and not against you. I think what also might be on your mind is the fact that you feel you have made a discovery of worth and are having a hard time letting it go.... I would just forget about all your pains really and move on with life in some kind of positive way. I would begin to have a goal- like chopping down a tree or something... and please do not remain celibate because it is entirely unnatural. People are engineered to be people which means they have emotions, urges, instincts, and curiosities... you have placed yourself in a negative state by neglecting the roots of what you are basically engineered to do. I would no longer even try to do anything except heal yourself through restoring balance to yourself with slow intake of food, slow intake of what used to make you happy, and slow intake of new experiences. ...Also you can find a better description of that type of meditation in a book called, " Initiation Into Hermetics" by Franz Bardon. I learned it there.
  9. Vipsanna Meditation

    Has anyone experience in Vipsanna Mediation? The way of pure insight.... seeing things as they truely are?
  10. the world as an illusion does not just refer to out physical world, this concept also extends to the astral world, and the mental world... Ancient cultures had a different definition for what they defined as "real" or "true". "real" and "true" to them meant something that did not change.... something that was always there, something that could not ever be broken, something that was fundamental all the time... ... Therefore the concept of reality as an illusion could not be too far from their definiton of it that way, because in truth the entire phenomenal world of everything in every place of everywhere changes - all phenomenon are in flux because all phenomenon are actually the resultant appearances (physical form) of elemental constructive vibrations that are empowered to create themselves based upon a conscious beings intent, awareness, emotion, and belief - that comes from within themselves and shows itself in an outer way through conscious perception. ...the only "real" thing that is not an illusion to ancient people is what is unchangeable...what is always there. ...so what is that? -------------- : ----- ) The empty awareness that is working through you and the entire fabric of all existence.
  11. What is spirituality

    ...I think "spirituality" really means basically two things: 1. The search for truth 2. How we explain existence and how we relate to it ...every "tradition" has something of either one or both of those subjects...
  12. What is spirituality

    To fully answer a question such as this, a real look at what words are, should be undertaken, for spirituality is just a word to describe something... Words are symbolic. As symbols, they contain power, a kind of mirror like quality that captures and reflects what something appears to be and what something actually is. Which is why a perfect square represents a balance of forces, a triangle represents anything with only 3 sides... etc. Words are a little more complex, because they have an origin that once determined what the meaning of the word was, but they change over time. So naturally spirituality once meant one thing and now means another... But, in short the word spirituality simply refers to one's spirit and all of the knowledge of it and how it behaves and how it is related to everything in existence. Hence, why people say things like.... from a "spiritual" point of view, etc. Mostly these days everyone thinks of spirituality as being associated with the God concept or religion... ...what spirituality really means will be different for everyone at different times throughout the entire course of existence, simply because it is a word which has a meaning that will change... But, this all points to the deeper question..... of---- why is it important?
  13. The modern Western diet

    Yes- post world war 2 innovation has fueled and changed our food habits. It is basically driven by greed which is caused by capitalism. Both of which are unhealthy from a holistic perspective. The greatest threat to public health is un sustainable economic system, it's too bad that greed runs the world through fear based living. And that people value the quantity of their lives more than the quality.
  14. The Highest Level Of Immortality

    Don't know if anyone had thought anymore about this... but I did. I think what is referred to as the rainbow body is the result of a trained process of achieving a harmony, balance, and eventual absorption of the 5 essences, principles, or frequencies of light that correspond to the classical elements of ether, fire, air, water, and earth from their physical expression back into their basis and inherent nature of uncreated or clear light of awareness of our basic spiritual constitution. In short... dissolving our consciousness back into its source through willful transmutation or action. I dont know really... just an attempt.
  15. The Highest Level Of Immortality

    Don't know if anyone had thought anymore about this... but I did. I think what is referred to as the rainbow body is the result of a trained process of achieving a harmony, balance, and eventual absorption of the 5 essences, principles, or frequencies of light that correspond to the classical elements of ether, fire, air, water, and earth from their physical expression back into their basis and inherent nature of uncreated or clear light of awareness of our basic spiritual constitution. In short... dissolving our consciousness back into its source through willful transmutation or action. I dont know really... just an attempt.