Earl Grey

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About Earl Grey

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  1. Is turning 40 all downhill?

    Not necessarily true. I saw many people who went the opposite of this, even non-cultivators.
  2. Blue aura people

    https://www.thedaobums.com/topic/12639-flying-phoenix-chi-kung/
  3. PRIDE x Godzilla

    Too good not to share, a short that is canon to the current stop motion Godzilla webseries by Toho. Godzilla Jr. comes out to daddy as transgender. https://io9.gizmodo.com/godzilla-supports-trans-kids-in-heartwarming-animated-s-1844249827
  4. Organizing PPJ into Sections

    INCOMING TRANSMISSION... RESPONSE: ACCEPTED.... FOLLOW-UP.... USER "Earl Grey" REQUESTS CLARIFICATION... QUERY: WORK WITH MODS TO CREATE SUB-FORUMS? Y/N QUERY: MODS WILL CREATE SUB-FORUMS ON BEHALF OF USER "Earl Grey"? Y/N QUERY: MODS WILL GIVE PERMISSIONS TO USER "Earl Grey" TO CREATE SUB-FORUMS? Y/N? CLARIFICATION: USER "Earl Grey" REQUESTS CREATION OF SEVERAL SUB-FORUMS IN PPJ UNDER TITLES "Outer Haven", "Neo-Tokyo", "Sparta", "Walden", “Phobos”, AND "Visitor Center and Visa Applications". FOLLOW-UP: USER "Earl Grey" REQUESTS ASSISTANCE MOVING SPECIFIC EXISTING PPJ THREADS TO DESIGNATED SUB-FORUMS PENDING APPROVAL FOR CREATION OF SUB-FORUMS. END TRANSMISSION
  5. INCOMING TRANSMISSION ... ...... QUERY: ORGANIZATION OF PPJ IN SUBFORUMS ... .... USER "Earl Grey" REQUESTS ASSISTANCE .... ....... MODELING PPJ IN THE SAME MANNER AS PPJ FOR USER "ilumairen" ... SEE: EXAMPLES OF "Dao Town" AND "Library" SUBFORUMS IN PPJ OF USER "ilumairen" USER REQUIRES HELP ORGANIZING PPJ FOR PERSONAL PROJECT WITH MULTIPLE THREADS AND FOCUS IN EACH SECTION... END TRANSMISSION
  6. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    I don’t see working as qi, jing, and shen as inherently spiritual because it is based on reinforcing the paradigm that discarded them altogether as part of what constitutes a hard atheist paradigm. But again I do see jing, qi, and shen cultivation as making it easier to be spiritual, and being spiritual doesn’t mean being a saint as some people like to imply many times in many places.
  7. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Sadly many people with great skill have no ability to teach.
  8. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Again, I don’t know your practice or your skill, but our GM came from Hong Kong and his own story was that his Liuhebafa teacher of ten years didn’t teach him power. When he went around and eventually trained with Wang Xiangzhai, he learned what was taught wrong not just because it was deliberate, but because the old teacher didn’t know a thing at all. He eventually challenged his teacher and left after humiliating the teacher in front of all the other students for the years of false teaching and empty promises.
  9. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    The definition i use as a cultivator for spirituality doesn’t necessarily mean that working with jing, qi, and shen is a sign you’re spiritual—you’re working with things that exist whether you believe them or not. Granted, those who have a lot of shen and qi tend to have a stronger inclination towards spirituality and can make it spiritual, but that’s about the same as finding the spirituality in boxing from watching the Rocky Balboa series and at least a lot better than strip mall yoga wypipo giving themselves Asian names to sound more “spiritual”.
  10. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    So far it shows your teachers are either terrible or they don’t know what they’re doing, or they just don’t want to teach you unless you’re in the inner circle. Nah, you just have no qualifications to discuss this, much like a chronic porn addict and UFC fan in his mom’s basement who took a couple classes at the gym is suddenly an expert because he thinks he has the same body and knowledge professionals with training do. Or perhaps more precisely, the guy with a huge stash of Asian porn who suddenly thinks he’s an expert on culture and diversity in front of actual people who’ve lived in Asia and speak the language.
  11. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    It will be interesting to note what he claims to accomplish when he won’t even know what to look for—I still wait on hearing what people think the difference between rooting and grounding are in relation to Zhan Zhuang. Pretty much—let’s also remember it appears that he still thinks Zhan Zhuang and cultivation is primarily a spiritual practice. Qi deviations and dragon sickness, psychosis, and imperceptible damage occurs to the untrained and unfamiliar dabbler who wishes to be an adept. And let’s also not assume that those aforementioned foundations are good; it’s better to do nothing than to do the wrong thing for a long time with absolute certainty that it’s the right thing. Remember ChiDragon thinking Zhan Zhuang is just balancing on a board? 😜
  12. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    It hasn’t been said that Zhan Zhuang can’t be self-learned—it’s been said that it isn’t optimal. 😜
  13. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    Never said I was a master. Seems your reading and comprehension skills and inference all show you are really itching and need someone to rub your ballsax44. There isn’t spiritual one upmanship here at all, it’s caution and laughing because you’re not missing the point, you’re actively ignoring every point made and self-aggrandizing yourself and your self-learning. 🤣
  14. Zhan Zhuang Standing information

    I haven't watched the video yet, but will reply after. Just to clarify, Xin Yi is a system, Xingyi is another system entirely, and I have never heard of Xi Kuen. I can read and understand some Mandarin, but I am by no means fluent.