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  1. Satipatthana

    Written by awaken Translated to English by Edwin 四念處 練動功練透是觀身,練靜功練透是觀受,看自己看透是觀心,這三關都透了,才能觀法無我。 如果練功都帶著我,到了觀心的階段,就會開始產生障礙,無形的種種障礙,就會出現。 我們為什麼要學習服務他人,就是為了在服務當中學習放下自我。 修煉不是只有練氣練身而已,還要練心,練心最重要的,就是放下自己,放下自己,最重要的,就是忍辱。 當有『辱』的感覺出現,就是面對自己的挑戰的時候,你過得了,你就過了。 實修並不是修得功力高深好當大師,如果抱著這樣的心態來跟我學法,最後一定是討不了好。 一個初學者,很容易看見自己,但是練到一個程度,就很難看見自己了,只看見所有的人程度都比自己差了,這時候,又進入另外一個階段了,這時候要練的,是看見自己,並『看透自己』,最後才能放下自己,寵辱不驚。 Satipatthana When doing moving practices we are observing the body, during stillness practices we are observing our feelings and sensations, while also observing our mind and consciousness. Only by continually observing these 3 aspects can we observe the dhammas and understand what is meant by no self. If we carry a strong sense of self during practice, it will create obstacles which would obscure our mindfulness of mind and consciousness. Thus, the practice of service to others is to allow one to let go of one’s self. Cultivation isn’t just training the body or training the Qi, but also learning to look at one’s own self, look at the preconceived notions of one’s self. Letting go of preconceived notions of what the self is, letting go of the concept of “I”. Of utmost importance is Forbearance. When one feels insulted, threatened, this is an opportunity to look at one’s self. Can one let go of the feeling, can one look at his own mind and see what feel threatened and insulted, who feel feels threatened and insulted. In doing so, one then makes progress, gradually developing an attitude of “I don’t mind”. Cultivation also isn’t about having abilities and then becoming a master. With such an attitude, it is hard to go far if at all. A beginner usually is able to see himself easily, but as he progresses, he might hit a bottleneck. At this point he is unable to see himself but can only see that he is better than others. At this point, it becomes even more important that he practices this clear non-judgemental seeing, seeing himself, seeing through himself and then letting go of himself. For all ideas of the self are but a mental construct, they are but pointers to the true self.
  2. how to translate 丹道 into English?

    Kar3n, YFS, Thank you.
  3. Water above Fire

    The function of kidney is to control the water. The function of heart is to provide the fire. Our heart is just like the laser, can focus on something. The kidney is under the heart. The water will flow down. The fire will burn up. The fire must interflow with water, and then our body will be balanced.
  4. Water above Fire

    Water is Chi. Fire is your attention. You put your attention in your body. It will make your body produce the feeling of chi. At first, you might feel hot. If you keep on practicing, the feeling of chi might change into electricity. You can feel weak electricity flow on you skin. If you keep on practicing, the weak electricity flow will change into light. Then change into samadhi.......... It is a long road. The changes of water are based on your fire.
  5. I am trying to write my thoughts about dan dao into a book these years. I have written more than 80,000 words. A student from Singapore tries to help me to translate these articles into English. He asked me how to translate 丹道. I said I usually use "dan dao". But I am not sure if it is right or wrong. Could anybody tell me how to translate 丹道 into English? Thank you.
  6. Why don't you ask my students by yourself? They are in QQ, a Chinese app. Group ID:159754069
  7. The Dao you discribe is not the meaning of dao. 道生一,一生二,二生三,三生萬物。萬物負陰而抱陽,沖氣以爲和。人之所惡,唯孤、寡、不谷,而王公以爲稱。故物或損之而益,或益之而損。人之所教,我亦教之。強梁者不得其死,吾將以爲教父。 There are two meanings of dao道,way and say. 道可道,the way can be talked. 非常道,but the way is not the normal way you know. Therefore, 道生一,一生二,二生三,三生萬物,it means "this way can procuce one, one produce two, two produce three, three produce millions of things." When we follow the dao to practice, we produce 陽 at first. This is 道生一。Then 陽極生陰 yan to the end will produce yin. This is 一生二。Then 陰極生陽yin to the end will produce yan. This is 二生三. Then the second yan is called 一陽生. Because it is produced by the end of yin. 一陽生will produce many insight version. This is 三生萬物. All the dan dao follow this way to achieve 陽神or 谷神 This is a standard procedure. Laozi spread the concept to other things.
  8. Most of people focus on the feeling of body. They like to focus on the feeling of chi. This way will make them not to see light. Because the light and the chi have the same source. If you force yourself to focus on the feeling of chi. This way will make the energy stay in your body. If you want to know what is light in your insight version, you must relax. You should not force your self to focus on the feeling of chi. What you have to do is relax. Let everything happen by itself.
  9. I tried to paint some pictures in my space. You can find them in my space. I have many students. Most of them can see light. It is very easy to see light unless you can't find the right way to practice.
  10. Xing Ming both train, 性命雙修。 A Buddhism might read some sutras everyday. We call them 修性不修命. They don't train their body. Therefore, they can not 借假修真, borrow the fake(means the body) to achieve the true(仙). A chi practicer might train their body everyday. we call them 修命不修性. They don't know how to go to samadhi. They just keep their attention in the feeling of chi. Therefore, they 認假為真. It means they think that the body is true. But the body is Fake in dao training. The body is just a tool to produce a 仙. 仙 is true, the body is fake in dan dao training. So, 性命雙修Xin Ming means we should not make the same mistake with these people. Hun is hidden in liver. Po is hidden in lung. This is very hard to explain. I usually don't explain to a beginner. It is useless for a beginner. Unless you have already find the dao. Then you can have some situations. You don't know why. At that moment, it is the time for you to get ready to know it.
  11. Dao is 道. In Chinese, Dao means "way, road". It is a way to achieve a goal-成仙. God means a religion. But Dao is not a religion. It is a way to change yourself to produce a 仙. In western countries, there is no similar word to describe it, 仙. 仙 is produced by human beings. But God is not. God create human beings. Everyone has a chance to find the way to transfer oneself to produce one's own 仙. This way is called 道.
  12. Ialways see light when I am meditation. For so many years, seeing light is one part of my life. I see light everyday. You are not sure about the situation on seeing light. If you can see light by yourself, you can do experiment to prove your ideas. You can read my space to understand how to see light. If you still have problems, you can ask in my space. My English is not good. IF you don't understand what I said. You can ask. Seeing light is easy. You don't need any method to turn the light. What you have to do is just turn your attention back to you. From your body, your chi, your thoughts, your light......, all these will appear by themselves. You just need to turn your attention back and stay at somewhere.
  13. Chinese efficient methods of learning.

    If you want to practice Chinese, you can talk to me. Because I need to practice English. And I am a native Taiwanese Chinese. Ha, it is very difficult to define where I am from. But I use Chinese every day.
  14. It is very dangerous to challenge the limit of the students. The student might hate or attack the teacher/master if the student is too stupid to understand what the teacher said.