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  1. Safety and Efficiency of the Daoist Path

    These are things from MOVIES. I have been seeing this kind of thing for the years I am in this forum. And I see people who maybe did study some Qigong, or whatever, trying to help people who saw movies. Helping them to be good consumers in modern market and advertising motivations, to be "cool", get "good product", etc. Which is not human cultivation but human distraction and appropriation. But that is how modern people decide what to "get" for themselves, what to "pursue". It's all "okay", sure. Fun to see a movie and want to be a character in it, etc. Maybe. But reality is also existing. In truth, the thing you would go FROM, that one would become "better than" by learning these misunderstood traditions - THAT is the real secret. Nobody wants it. Nobody will sit with it and learn. All want to run away and be something else, to become "something" they see as having some kind of, I dunno, maybe "power" - or whatever the movies are selling. Whatever it is, it must be the opposite of what people really are. Everyone wants to leave that, deny it, ignore it, and be something else. But that's where the real facts are. The useful facts. -VonKrankenhaus
  2. Safety and Efficiency of the Daoist Path

    Safety and Efficiency? Daoist path? If you have no teachers, where is "Daoist path" coming from? Books? Those are written by teachers. Why would someone want no teacher but want to know? Is that how people are on the Algebra path? The surgeon path? Pilot? $4000 seminars - how do people without any teacher know if they are ripped off? Every day, people are happy, not knowing. There is no real "safety" if you don't really know what you are studying. There is no real "efficiency" either. Any traditional Gongfu school is a decent place to actually start. -VonKrankenhaus
  3. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    Dao is "the Way" of "Nature" and everything. Dao is how, "the way" it works, whatever it is. So this "link" is not a physical linking of objects or places. There is no physical Dao to be linked to any other physical thing. Just like "Reality" isn't any one thing or place. Means the "Way" or "Manner" of reality. -VonKrankenhaus
  4. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    Maybe you can say "according" to Dao. But Dao is not a place, so no "within". Dao is not a mother or father, and so "gives birth" to no thing. Dao just mean "Way" like saying "The Way it Goes" or "As it so happens". It is not a thing or place or force or any other physical entity. So Dao "itself" cannot "do" anything. -VonKrankenhaus
  5. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    Start here: Confucius (/kənˈfjuːʃəs/ kən-FEW-shəs;[1] 551–479 BC) was a Chinese philosopher and politician of the Zhou dynasty. The philosophy of Confucius, also known as Confucianism, emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. Etc. -VonKrankenhaus
  6. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    Jing, or "Essence" in the human is polarities and potentials, inherited and acquired. Qi is movement (Yang) between the poles of polarities. Blood is substance (Yin). Substance is moved and formed by movement. So we can say "JingQi". No Polarity = no Movement. "Storage" of Qi really means maintaining a polarity or potential and not the physical storage of a physical substance. Yet, realize that some polarities depend on substance being present. Wu Wei here might just mean not making stuff up to try to explain things not yet understand. -VonKrankenhaus
  7. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    Jing is "Essence", yes. Essence is polarities and potentials, inherited and acquired. This is the basis of Qi. Qi is just movement between the poles of polarities. "Essence" in the human is polarities and potentials, inherited and acquired. Polarities and potentials of Heaven and Earth contain the Human, so are beyond full Human comprehension. But inside the Human are functioning the same kind of polarities and potentials. This is the way people know Heaven and Earth ("Sages"). -VonKrankenhaus
  8. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    Not about revealing or doing. Just says: 5. When flowing amid the heavens and the earth 6. We call it ghostly and numinous. 7. When stored within the chests of human beings, 8. We call them sages. It is about Qi. If you look at large polarities, like between Heaven and Earth, those causing weather, etc - hard to see full spectrum of event. Inside people, same phenomena is going on - movement and Qi - and this we can understand. And by understanding in ourselves what we are aware of, we are understanding the larger outside that we are maybe not. This isn't cultivated. Just describe. Not talking about cultivating at this point. It is simply pointed out - "realized", etc. Nothing in text shown so far is about cultivating or you doing anything. Text isn't a cultivation techniques manual to begin with. It is something else. -VonKrankenhaus
  9. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    Nobody stores anything in a moving wheel. "Storage" is Yin. Tantiens are not Yin. "Stored" in the passage just means always happens inside. They are discussing Qi like saying "macrocosm and microcosm" - large in nature and small in human, of same process. -VonKrankenhaus
  10. Neiye - Section 1 - Multi-authors

    I try to explain: Vital Essence is not "Dao". So no "location" for Dao is stated. Essence is polarities and potentials, inherited and acquired. These are what produce Movement - Living, Qi. Qi is Movement. This is the YinYang of the One, which is producing Wu Xing - Time. Earth. And what sees the 12 Branches. Heaven. So this is the Qi and the movement of and between Heaven and Earth. Qi flowing in polarities bigger than we are, we cannot see directly - we only see their effects. But Qi flowing in us informs our intelligence directly. -VonKrankenhaus
  11. Daoist Internal Mastery - new Wang Liping book

    Information is good. But how will most people who will buy it be able understand it to know if it is or not? Reading any reviews - what cultivation have the reviewers achieved to intelligently or accurately review this? What will vaccinated people drinking fluoridated water, beer brewed in aluminum vats, and eating fake hamburgers do with it? -VonKrankenhaus
  12. The Doomsday Scenario

    Really modern technology has only existed for maybe a couple hundred years. Modern Humans are supposedly about 300k yrs old. People imagine that creatures that have been able to evolve for thousands or hundreds of thousands more years would have very advanced technology. There were archaic humans on Earth for over a million years before modern humans appeared. People think they had no technology, but they were mapping the stars and creating calendars, and hybridized grasses into grains and created civilization. In fact, they made modern humans, which appeared quite suddenly, from themselves. We know this from DNA studies. -VonKrankenhaus
  13. Ouspensky and the forth way

    "Gurdjieff's former students who have criticized him argue that, despite his seeming total lack of pretension to any kind of "guru holiness," in many anecdotes his behavior displays the unsavory and impure character of a man who was a cynical manipulator of his followers." So this is similar to other early 20th century revisionist stuff presenting an altered, "New Age" version of traditional material. Same like Blavatsky, Krishnamurti, George Ohsawa, Bruce Lee, etc, etc. Better to study what they say their sources were. Humans do not actually need any spiritual "middlemen". We all have same status in Reality, where we actually live. "Colin Wilson writes about "Gurdjieff's reputation for seducing his female students. (In Providence, Rhode Island, in 1960, a man was pointed out to me as one of Gurdjieff's illegitimate children. The professor who told me this also assured me that Gurdjieff had left many children around America)."" -VonKrankenhaus
  14. Practice/Forms/Meditation: Dietary, or Medicinal?

    This is letting go of Brainwashing and Conditioning. Essential. -VonKrankenhaus
  15. 434 - Human Origins - Opinions

    That is Bagua, then the 64 Hexagrams. But they say: "The term "circuit" is equated to a metaphor of the brain being computer hardware, and that the wiring of the brain as circuitry." and: "Although Leary propounded the basic premise of eight "brains" or brain circuits, he was inspired by sources such as the Hindu chakra system." and: "Leary's first book on the subject, Neurologic, only included seven circuits when it was published in 1973" and: "Leary claimed that among other things this model explained the social conflict in the 1960s, where the mainstream was said to be those with four circuits active and characterized by Leary as tribal moralists and clashed with the counter-culturists, who were then said to be those with the fifth circuit active and characterized as individualistsand hedonists." and: "Exo-Psychology, published in 1977, expanded the number of circuits to eight and clarified the subject. In it, he puts forward the theory that the later four circuits are "post terrestrial;" intended to develop as we migrate off this planet and colonize others. Once we begin space migration, according to Leary, we will have more ready access to these higher circuits." Sound pretty "New Age" to me. Because it is. It is junk. -VonKrankenhaus