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  1. On Meditation

    Thoughts are not bad, it is the clarity of them that matters. Silence is not the goal.
  2. Tin Yat Dao Sect

    Oh man I know. When I need help with it I think of the following song.
  3. Tin Yat Dao Sect

    I think Flowing Hands TTC is very, very good.
  4. Tin Yat Dao Sect

    I thought the teachings were to humble yourself. Where does it show to humble others and test their mettle? That seems the exact opposite of the teachings.
  5. Tin Yat Dao Sect

    Isn't cutting people down about power? I didn't report you, nor does anything you say to or about me offend or bother me. For someone who doesn't like low places you sure are digging a hole...
  6. Tin Yat Dao Sect

    My mind is pretty empty therefore it doesn't have much mumbo jumbo in it.
  7. Tin Yat Dao Sect

    The cup is Qi as is everything you put in it. It is up to you to realize it.
  8. Tin Yat Dao Sect

    Heck I thought Daoist Immortals could fly.
  9. Tin Yat Dao Sect

    To truly connect to the Divine I believe one must be open to the 7th chakra. Can it happen before that? Sure but rare I would think. I don’t really think one can teach another powers, it is more they clear away the obstructions that was keeping it hidden. Do you just think it is not possible to connect to the Divine or to another person in a powerful way or is it more for you about all the dangers you perceive doing so?
  10. Tin Yat Dao Sect

    To me such pain is more the energy from the divine hitting upon your obstructions. Think of it like the Divine is trying to help you but the energy is hitting upon issues you are holding onto tightly. Hence the pain. If you let go, the pain will go away and expansions often follows.
  11. Tin Yat Dao Sect

    You can know and there are many examples of Divine beings providing teachings. Buddhism is filled with many examples. I have also seen many examples of people thinking they are taught by God or some some Divine being and be very caught up in it. Often in such relationships the person believes they are very advanced and savior like. What I find happening is the mind translates the light, 3rd eye sight. Based one ones depth an astral being may appear as an angel or even a famous guru based on ones belief structure. So I agree there are dangers or more that one should be cautious of what one sees. With that being said there are wonders, the Divine does like to help and I have learned to not be so dismissive of things.
  12. Tin Yat Dao Sect

    Hi flowing hands, Karen does not have any issues with you because you and I disagree about climate change. I had actually forgotten about the entire discussion until I had read this post. It is true I disagree with your view on politics, history, climate change and even your interruption of the deeper meaning of the TTC. Who cares? I assure you Karen doesn’t. Just so you know Karen has suspended me a few times Anytime where people were personally attacking me and she felt the need to defend me she has always recused herself as a mod. I can assure you our discussions in no way rise to that level and I am troubled to hear that they still bother you. My advice would be to use such discussions on the forum that upset you as a tool to work on letting go. As you know if you are caught up, attacking others, projecting motives onto others when you know nothing about them it is time to stop and work on ourselves. A Sage is detached from such things, not caught up in the emotional upset. I truly wish you the best and have no ill feelings towards you.
  13. Ultimate Inner Alchemy

    It really depends on what that is in reference to. One teaching is the gap between thoughts. That leads to quite mind which is an expansive no movement experience. Another example that I thought was much more powerful and was taught to me as part of a Mahamudra empowerment was the mind during mindfulness. With mindfulness we observe our thoughts . Now to explain this I will use a common experience in meditation using the breath. We focus on the breath but the mind will all of a sudden take over and we will find ourselves lost in some thought or daydream. The mind is taking over, it wants to be active. I will repeat that last part the mind wants to be active. With mindfulness while we might be observing, the mind is focusing, being active, noticing every thought that arises. A thought arises and the mind is drawn to that thought. It becomes active to notice the thoughts. Your movement. The next step is to be like the sky, to let whatever arises, arise without the mind taking over to notice, to focus, to engage in whatever thought is passing through. That to me is meditation without the slightest movement.
  14. taoist books on working with the mind ?

    That is while one is on retreat. Even Vipassana is about the Dharma and knowing the teachings. The lama is an expert on the teachings and the practices. One aspect on learning and reading is to not think you have arrived, to keep practicing, to gain inspiration.
  15. BON What are your favorite practices?

    Interesting discussion here on Guru Yoga.