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  1. Thanks for confirming this. Also Yoga? The hard Qi Gong I'm referring to is about Qi, Nei Gong not body conditioning. I understand what you're saying here but I think you might be underestimating the ability to direct Qi into one's hands and fingers. I'm not saying it should be an end goal but it seems to be a good signpost along the way. It's not all about breaking rocks, it's very important for the healing arts. I don't know about spiritual cultivation but I suspect it might be important too. Here's what @MIchael80 said in another thread: Yes, of course, the true masters are the ones I'm interested in. I have another question (probably not easy to answer) for you (sorry ): Master Peng is a true master from the Chinese Buddhist Tradition and his teacher, Master Xiao Yao, was from a different temple than Shaolin. Does this mean that what he was taught regarding internal practices can be considered to be Shaolin (regarding origin and type of practices/methods) or there might not be any direct connection between what is taught in different Buddhist temples in China? (I now know that "Yi Jin Jing is the basis of all the internal arts" but I think I don't believe its origin is Shaolin Monastery) Can you tell us your height? Eating a lot of bread, rice and potatoes is probably not good for you (everyone). The best way to gain weight is to build muscle mass and for this you need an emphasis on protein, you need to eat a lot - several meals/snacks + protein shakes. Check out the diet of weightlifters/strongmen/some actors, I believe this type of diet is not healthy. For someone practicing Qi Gong or Nei Gong gaining muscle mass should not be on the menu, when you see a Daoist Master they're not bulky and are usually quite thin.
  2. before thoughts, before she learns to smile

    We can learn a lot from babies. @manitou how do you know babies have no thoughts? Regarding the smile it might not be that simple: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3105580.stm
  3. Feeform, do you know if the Shaolin-based Qigong masters also rely on the Yi Jin Jing, dantien? If they do there really is no major difference between internal Shaolin - “hard qigong” - and Daoist methods? I believe Master Hai Teng achieved a very high level in the internal arts:
  4. The quality of fuel also. And the best walking is uphill as it engages the 2nd heart(s).
  5. This is an interesting subject dwai. Since you've already achieved a high level in your taijiquan why throw it away with that kind of training? As you say you can loose weight by making changes to your diet. One way might be keeping the rice and exclude all the other grains. By the way I've stopped eating rice about 2 months ago and did not notice the addiction I'm doing this because I need to gain weight
  6. Jing to Qi - a Technical Question

    You also have to say what kind of food, right? Meat or no meat? What about grains? Classical Chinese Medicine is applied Classical Chinese Philosophy.
  7. Jing to Qi - a Technical Question

    Are you saying that all the books about Neidan are watered down because the authors, such as Masters Wang Liping and Damo Mitchell, don't know the real thing? What about the Daoist Classics? Do you know anyone that teaches the full alchemical method? thanks.
  8. Yi Jin Jing

    Thank you very much! I've experienced this first hand with my Teacher's Teacher, it's incredible
  9. Yi Jin Jing

    Are you sure about this? In his book Master Peng says the ability to discharge electric Qi was developed after his Small Death. I thought high level YJJ skill was being able to sustain heavy hits to the body without pain and injury and breaking stones with fingers as it works on Wei Qi. Would love to hear more from you about Yi Jin Jing, anything that you can share. Do you practice it? There is a Daoist and Buddhist Yi Jin Jing right? Are there several versions of Daoist YJJ?
  10. Thank you very much! I've been thinking about creating a post to ask some questions about Grace but perhaps I should use the search function first. Isn't Supreme Clarity the name of a Daoist Tradition? Does it refer to the "Ultimate Realization"/Completion, sort of a last level?
  11. Neiye - Section 4: The Sage

    Graziani also translated that way: "When qi is guided, it starts to generate;" He read the character Dao/道 with its verbal sense: "guide";"route". I think that once you have/consider qi ducts you also have Qi being guided, even if it's natural and "not deliberate". Qi flows in the channels naturally.
  12. Neiye - Section 4: The Sage

    I was thinking about the possibility of When qi is guided not being about deliberate cultivation, in fact not about cultivation at all. If you read Taoist Texts translation below it doesn't hint at any deliberate guiding:
  13. Neiye - Section 4: The Sage

    I thought whether the "you" is supposed to be just a continuation of talking about the Sage... but it seems to me this is not the generative process to life [from seed] but talking about life itself. Yes, thought and knowledge are about life itself. I was referring only to it is generated possibly being about the process of Life. I read the you as a Human Being with the potential to become a Sage.
  14. Neiye - Section 4: The Sage

    Can this verse be referring to the pre-cultivation status of Human Being? Can the it is generated be the mysterious and miraculous process of Life? From Seed to Human Being? When one gains knowledge one must stop and start cultivation? Next 2 lines: Whenever the forms of the mind have excessive knowledge, You lose your vitality. Yes, omniscience makes sense but I don't know if it relates to that specific verse. Why are you associating 知 with thoughts?
  15. Neiye - Section 1 - The Essential Qi

    That would be great thanks! Is the Neye held in high regard and studied in all Daoist Schools?