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  1. Opinions on Ron Hogan's "Tao Pamphlet"?

    The very premise is odd: "Anyway, I grabbed a couple other translations and started looking at the different ways they expressed the same sentiments--or, as I quickly discovered, how much poetic license Mitchell and other translators were willing to take with the original text. I don't think this necessarily matters all that much; many current English language versions are by people who don't know Chinese well, if at all, and I can't read or speak it myself. To that extent, then, we're *all* (unless we're fluent in Chinese, that is) at the mercy of, at best, a secondhand understanding of what Lao Tzu said." This means two impediments are often there: 1. Not understanding Chinese, which is language this book is written in. 2. Not understanding Daoism. So - not much going on. Besides - why are people so interested in this DaoDeJing? People in the West and modern people seem to think DaoDeJing is some kind of "manual" of "Daoist philosophy". It's an assemblage. It's a manual for running a municipality that "features" some Daoist philosophy and some bits from an "Internal Training" text. It is NOT a "manual" of Daoism. Many concepts of Daoism do not even appear in it. -VonKrankenhaus
  2. Lord of Death

    "Death" is inactive. It cannot "do". Like the way Dark is not the reverse of Light, but merely the absence of it. Inactivity is "no activity". "No activity" requires no "Lord" to conduct it. -VonKrankenhaus
  3. Protection against the misuse of Chi

    Qi is Movement between the poles of any Polarity, like Electricity is. How can we protect against the misuse of Electricity? Or Convection? And in the body, there are many polarities, all featuring various Movement. How can we protect if these are misused? -VonKrankenhaus
  4. What is the Taoist religion?

    Most that I am in under any related topic. Not sure which ones are best, but should be searchable in this forum. -VonKrankenhaus
  5. Is any of this proven or real?

    Spirit and Body are the same thing. You cannot cultivate either without the other. So you must see and understand and develop this life and body and spirit. -VonKrankenhaus
  6. Is any of this proven or real?

    The book details research done in around 1993. None of those links shown will help you live even one minute longer. This is about realizing Human Life first. The things you link to are not what is causing Death. These are all just things they see and measure in the people of today. None of them are normal humans, or in any normal environment. None of whom are cultivating human life. -VonKrankenhaus
  7. Is any of this proven or real?

    Major causes of Death today, in order, are Abortion, Medical Drugs & Procedures, Heart Disease, and Cancer. Abortion kills without shortening telomeres. So do Medical Drugs and Medical procedures. And Heart Disease and Cancer are not first caused by problems with telomeres. That is just a "symptom". More than 90% of these today are caused by poor Diet and Life Conditions. -VonKrankenhaus
  8. Is any of this proven or real?

    https://www.amazon.com/Does-Aging-Stop-Laurence-Mueller/dp/0199754225 -VonKrankenhaus
  9. Is any of this proven or real?

    If there is nobody there with no body - then already not "mortal". And we can theorize about what Death is, but this will be irrelevant if we have not first understood what Life is. Human Aging like you describe, stops at around 115 yrs of age. So however diminished and impaired you are at that time, that is all you are really dealing with. So we study before that, how to avoid diminishment. What you see and believe is not natural occurrence. It is "manufactured". -VonKrankenhaus
  10. What is the Taoist religion?

    I have posted many words of explanation of YinYang and the TaiJiTu here in various discussions. I like his costume and props though. Otherwise, what would anyone be recognizing? His audience will likely not be equip to discern what he is saying anyway. And I am not saying "bad" - just saying "incorrect". -VonKrankenhaus
  11. Is any of this proven or real?

    One large impediment to "Immortality" is getting sick and dying. Major causes of Death today, in order, are Abortion, Medical Drugs & Procedures, Heart Disease, and Cancer. So first, you transcend these. So going ahead from there, you never once "need" any Doctors. And you can prevent and cure Heart Disease and Cancer. This means you can continue study from there. If you cannot do these things, then haven't even begun study of "Immortality" yet. -VonKrankenhaus
  12. Taoist meditation

    You are writing this about a battery in a flashlight. Not sure how a battery works? Or a simple electric circuit, like a flashlight? -VonKrankenhaus
  13. Taoist meditation

    It will help if someone or anyone in the discussion would take the time to study these things such as "Qi" and "Meridians" before answering that. This means, for those terms, study of traditional TaiJi philosophy and Medicine in a traditional context. Otherwise, why just guess? Even if you see "answers" - how will anyone recognize them? Examples of Qi are all around, all the time - but can't see them? Common battery in a flashlight is showing you Qi. -VonKrankenhaus
  14. Taoist meditation

    That is okay, as earlier I had written: "Qi is just the movement between the poles of any polarity. Like heat, electricity, etc.. It is not any substance, mystical or otherwise, and not any more of an " (sub)culturally induced experience" than Hot/Cold, Wet/Dry, Active/Inactive, etc. -- Turn on any faucet - you found Qi. Get up in the morning - you found Qi. Inhale and Exhale - you found Qi." And you replied: "You may be right or you may be wrong. At this point I am not able to tell what's the case" Which is okay. But these are just obvious facts. How is Einstein made a quote exactly or not a more important fact than those? How can that even be more understandable than the simple fact of: "Inhale and Exhale - you found Qi."? -VonKrankenhaus
  15. Taoist meditation

    My comment was not about Einstein in specific. I did not get it from "New Age" web site(s). My comment, and others, are about Matter and Energy and the asymmetry of YinYang, and how this Matter and Energy thing is related to electron spin, which is related to quaternions, which is related to Matter/Anti-Matter, which is related to the Taoist concepts of WuJi and TaiJi and the emergence of the Manifested Physical Universe. I don't care if Colonel Sanders made the statement in quote. Einstein talks about Matter and Energy in the video, and so does the quote also about Matter and Energy. The understanding of Taoism is more important. YinYang philosophy is what I know well and study since I was a child, and I am trying to find ways to explain and apply it in modern terms. I spent a long time never mentioning it. Maybe almost 40 years. VIYY has made some interesting researches and mental connections that he has posted. I am trying to see if what I know fits with this and other things. I would like to explain things that have not been explained correctly. And to explain things I know more efficiently. And for everyone to have the most Fun and Learning, which I enjoy very much too. I appreciate your concern for Master Einstein. But he is not the focus in my comment. -VonKrankenhaus