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  1. My favorite meaning is food. What about food? Thank you. It's interesting that the origin of the word seems to be a mystery, giving rise to theories: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7bxqd4 @Taomeow I have the feeling you'll like this documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZ8dSGSRppw
  2. The etymology of the English word Dog seems to be very interesting. I know nothing about Sumeria, should I start with the Epic of Gilgamesh? Do you know what's A.I. role in the "Narrative"?
  3. Xing and Ming cultivation

    Ming and Xing, Xing and Ming, I remember when I was reading a Daoist Classic every couple of paragraphs I'd thought: wait a min. which one is Xing and Ming again? Isn't Xing related to Yuan Shen? I thought it was rooted in UDT. What is the Chinese word of the spiritual heart you're referring to? I think Ming is also related to Jing. Are you thinking about Yuan Qi when you say Qi? But when you' practicing Qigong you're also working with Xing even if it's indirect work, no? What would you say are the results of Ming Gong? There's the possibility you can "Wu Wei all the way" from start to finish. I think ultimately Xing and Ming might be One.
  4. Qiqong exercise for increased focus?

    Essential oils might be your best bet. To minimize those mistakes always review what you've done (writing again) on a separate paper (if you have time after finishing the test). + 1, + he would have less time to study.
  5. MCO doesnt work

    Did you naturally open the mco? If not it's probably best to not engage in any mco practices.
  6. Hun & Po as they relate to Natural Meditation

    What you're saying here is very interesting, could you please elaborate about this relation between the Acupuncture Points and the Universe?
  7. Are you saying that the path Jing to Qi, Qi to Shen, Shen to Void is not Daoist proper? What do you mean by "jing to qi to shen transformations will happen anyway"? Also you say that you want to uncook the cooked rice, does this mean you must go through the "jing to qi to shen transformations" before you start the "opposite process"? Ling is related to Yin, right? thanks
  8. First occurrence of Taiji

    I'm reading Reconstructing the Confucian Dao: "The Xici 繫辭 (Appended remarks) appendix of the Yijing contains the following lines: In change there is taiji, which generates the Two Modes. The Two Modes generate the Four Images, and the Four Images generate the Eight Trigrams.*" *"Yijing, Xici A.11.5 (Zhu, Zhouyi benyi 3:14b). This is the first occurrence of taiji in extant Chinese literature." I had no idea and thought it was interesting to share. Also found this after a quick google search: The Writing of the Xici Zhuan an the Making of the Yijing by Ed Shaughnessy: "The discovery and publication of the Mawangdui manuscript of the Yijing including, a text of its most famous canonical commentary, the Xici zhuan or Tradition of the Appended Statements, has reopened in China an old debate over the authorship and philosophical orientation of the Xici: whether it is Confucian (whether written by Confucius himself or not), or whether – and to what extent – it preserves elements more properly called Daoist."
  9. before thoughts, before she learns to smile

    Ha, you're guessing! That's what I thought. I don't think you need words to have thoughts and don't forget the baby language:
  10. 155lbs to 5'10" is good.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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:
  14. The quality of fuel also. And the best walking is uphill as it engages the 2nd heart(s).