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  1. Water above Fire

    you should not be doing those, they are useless, harmful and dangerous
  2. [DDJ Meaning] Chapter 42

    its a mistranslation 一物能化谓之神,一事能变谓之智。 should be "those who have One and are able to transform with things are called Gods" its the same situation as with god-father and god-son in Christianity. Both are supreme gods. Same here dao=one, one=dao.
  3. [DDJ Meaning] Chapter 42

    it is the same "one' in both texts = dao
  4. Chinese language questions

    the former is 'us, me and you', the latter is 'us but not you'
  5. Oh i was just translating ancient texts day in and day out for 20 years)
  6. this one is ok https://uhpress.hawaii.edu/title/jds/ however i dont use journals per se because they are behind the paywall. but their articles end up here https://www.academia.edu/Documents/in/Chinese_Religions
  7. i would venture that these two abilities do not have much in common). I understand those texts for a living, being not native.
  8. Fake Spiritual Teachers/Gurus/Masters

    i admire these two oldsters. keep on slugging, i bow to you guys
  9. because it would be about as much help as learning English to read Latin
  10. Thats just 30 ppl and only $100 each. just saying That could have been the case 50 years ago, but the academic publications are so chock full of translations by now that i cant keep up reading them
  11. Ultimate Inner Alchemy

  12. Ultimate Inner Alchemy

    so....poor, old, vain, disappointed, despaired, does not know the diff between a reflection and a pearl hmm, i am not sure what this master is a master of.
  13. Ultimate Inner Alchemy

    no no, you gotta use the full title, otherwise its just wrong Plant-Based Lifestyle: Part 3 – We Qigong “The Old Man Searching for the Reflection of the Moon at the Bottom of the Tide Pool”
  14. Ultimate Inner Alchemy

  15. Basic questions

  16. Fraudulent teacher?

  17. Basic questions

    http://en.daoinfo.org/wiki/Names_of_the_Three_Fasts https://www.goldenelixir.com/publications/eot_jiao.html now you do)
  18. Story of Atlantis Part 1 - Ice Age and Deluge

    Its not the time. Its the man-hours available. There could not be enough man-hours in ancient egypt to both maintain the normal livelihood of the nation and to dedicate enough man-power to the project, during any reasonable duration of time.
  19. Liu I-Ming 18th century Taoist Adept

    With the clouds the harvest snow has came, now is the three coldest decades, It’s the time when the mountains are snowed over and closed. I am so sad and depressed all alone in the mountains silent, All day long not a sound of human speech. Under tattered robes in two layers, I huddle in cold sitting alone, all night long so miserable with no end. Still no way to sleep, the sharp wind pierces the cracks in the door. In the morning it is time go beg in the village some food, by the spring on the narrow path I spy jade leaves forming berries right in the ice. Blowing on my icy hands to get warm I am despising myself, This my body of filthy bones and mundane flesh all is bad. Day and night all the time harries me with the hunger and cold, makes me long for transcendence of life-death from the morning to night. It is only my will I rely on, to push open the door to the ‘heart-moon of thousands kalpas past’.
  20. Liu I-Ming 18th century Taoist Adept

    No. But it used to be a great place to make fun of the angry neidaneers. But now the angry ones are gone, only a couple of the good natured ones remain, and its just not the same. (sigh)