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  1. Thank you Grey to White, but unfortunately Garry Hearfield does not even acknowledge the existence of all 72 levels of this system, and certainly neither teaches them nor does he ever intend producing videos of any more than the first two meditations from each level. The system is actually rather confusing, since there are not really 72 levels, but rather 72 meditations. These can be broken down into 4 levels with 18 meditations in each. That is unfortunately not what Garry is teaching, and he made it quite clear that all he is doing is making sure that this system does not totally disappear, but it is of only secondary importance to him. I have both his DVDs, and they certainly do not cover this material. Thanks anyway. By the way, Garry had a falling out with his partner, Sifu Wretfors - I don't know whether he was also his web administrator, but he certainly was an important part of WBBM's infrastructure. In my opinion what Sifu Wretfors teaches on DVD 2 is far more profound than what Garry teaches on DVD 1. He seems to have a penchant for making everything overly complicated, but explains very little of the energetic principles and nothing about the alchemical aspect. He seems to just want to make it all sound as mysterious as possible whilst actually saying very little of any real value.
  2. I am specifically looking for the missing three meditations from the seated SYG meditations which are considered sitting moving meditations (I have the first 15). Jung Shee Lacey said on one of the videos that he intended adding these if he could find them - did he? I am also looking for the SYG 32 movement standing moving meditations. I only have the first in the set, performed by Jung Shee Doo Wai. Please respond via PM only, thank you.
  3. Hi DSCB57,

      You mentioned in below about DVD " BK Frantzis's "8 Yiquan Postures". I am unable to find it. Can you share a link to this DVD.

     

    Thanks

     

  4. What do you put in your congee?

    Thank you for those links Gerard! I am going to try some of those recipes.
  5. Juicing

    Do any of you add liquid cereals or nuts to your juice? I don't add water, just half a glass of almond milk mixed with a little walnut milk. Last of all, after all the fruit and vegetables I also add powdered chlorella, spirulina and kale, as well as powdered hemp seeds when available. The algae are for detoxification. I drink about a litre a day of this after my morning tea. I also grow my own wheatgrass, and either add that with fresh ginger and turmeric, or will add all three to my morning green tea.
  6. Juicing

    While it is great that you recognize that this is happening, by the time you add the ice cubes it is already probably too late - the damage will have been done at the onset of the process, due to the speed of the machine - unless it is a low-speed high torque motor. My machine masticates the food at a constant low speed while its internal filters remove as much roughage as possible still without producing any heat. I feel that it is a similar paradigm to that of using a microwave oven. As far as Chinese medicine is concerned, the food Qi is damaged regardless of the amount of time the food is subjected to the microwave energy, which is typically far less than in a normal electric stove for example.
  7. What do you put in your congee?

    Possibly, but this was the only time I have eaten congee, so I was ignorant to any other variants, and in fact I would love to find somewhere here in Spain where I could eat an authentic vegetarian rice congee. I would also like a recipe so I could cook it myself. In Singapore we would eat it at 5am in the local open market near the school in Geylang, alongside the workers, (if memory serves me - it was back in '87, so I am not sure of the precise details), before returning to the school to begin training at 6am.
  8. What do you put in your congee?

    When we went to train with Nam Yang Pugilistic Association in Singapore, we would eat rice congee every morning, and it was prepared with fish - how is that lacking in protein or inadequate to your breakfast needs?
  9. Juicing

    Perhaps the most important thing to consider when preparing juices from fruit and vegetables is whether or not the device produces heat during the process of extracting the juice, because this can damage the vitamins contained in these foods. I went from using a high speed machine which produced a considerable amount of heat to using a slow device which cold presses the food in order to get as much juice out whilst generating as little heat as possible, and the difference was night and day! You also need to observe the quantity of froth the machine produces, as this is also indicative of undesirable effects. In an online comparative test of several similar low speed cold pressing juicers, it could be seen that the juicers which produced greater quantities of froth gained less points overall, as the most important thing is the quantity of clear juice each device produces without the need for further filtering.
  10. There are those who say he comes from an authentic lineage, then there are the detractors who say he does not. The truth is that I do not know, nor do I care either way. In my opinion it is not the lineage which is important, but the quality of the student and the effectiveness of the practice. As someone stated at one point, a good and worthy student can gain more from an inauthentic system than a poor unworthy student is able to gain from a practice from a highly reputed lineage based tradition (paraphrased in my own words). The question you should be asking is 'does it work?', 'does the practice enable one to advance in one's cultivation?' The Dharani/mantras MahaVajra gives for each of the Kuji-In mudras are authentic (inasmuch as they are in Sanskrit and seem to make some sense), however according to one source (John Vajra) they are out of context and cannot be compared with the power of the Sakyamuni Buddha's Dharanis. But then again John Vajra knows next to nothing about the Kuji-In system, so he may have been mistaken and speaking out of turn. All I can say is that I practiced these for a couple of hours daily over a period of nearly 2 years (before accessing the Buddha Dharanis), and they certainly had an effect on my cultivation, and probably helped prepare me for the high level cultivation systems I am now practicing. But I feel that the key is to use them as a meditation practice, with the eyes closed whilst focusing on each mudra of the Kuji-In for a fairly lengthy period.
  11. There are many many videos made by GM Doo Wai, high level Lohons and students of both the Grand Master himself and his closest disciples and students and their closest disciples and students. A great deal can be learnt from these, and they contain excellent and valuable information. However something distinctly lacking in general is an overview of how the different parts of the entire system relate to one another, or how to combine them according to one's aims in their cultivation practice. The point is that without having had the incredible opportunity to begin at the age of 3 and having direct access to these arts - as was the case for GM Doo Wai - life is simply too short to spend it in a hit or miss trial and error process in order to attempt to combine these high level cultivation systems in the hope of a successful outcome. On his Anti-Cancer DVDs, Lohon Larry Matheny states the there are 7 levels in the Flying Phoenix Heavenly Healing system alone, and that there were around 90 meditations just in level 1. However he says that all these could be distilled down to just the two meditations presented in the video, which he says are the two most powerful high level meditations from among all 7 levels for serious illness. Given the huge amount of different high level cultivation systems contained under the Doo Family Arts umbrella, I was wondering whether anyone has undertaken a similar process to the one Lohon Larry Matheny carried out for the Flying Phoenix system, but for the Doo Family high level cultivation systems as a whole? Let's say that one were to attempt to catalogue these systems according to what one wished to achieve through practicing them, taking the example of cultivation for health, longevity and spiritual development - which of the Doo Family high level cultivation systems would form a part of this practice regimen? Do any of the Doo Family arts have a Neidan practice, or equivalent, or is the Alchemical process in these high level cultivation systems sufficient in itself? I have already arrived at the conclusion that the high level Iron Palm system seems to be one the most powerful parts of the entire system, but which of the other systems such as San Gong, Golden Lotus Flying Phoenix, Golden Phoenix, White Lotus, Red Lotus, Son Ton Ging, Shaolin and Tibetan Fire Palm etc., should be included in such a practice regimen, and how should they be integrated with one another? How do these systems relate to one another, and were they designed to each be self contained and self sufficient cultivation systems, or were they designed to be practiced in combination with other systems under Bak Fu Pai? I have edited this post in order to add the Sunn Yee Gung system, which my research has shown is probably the most complete of all the high level cultivation systems under the Bak Fu Pai umbrella.
  12. Stephen Hayes' DVD shows him reciting the 'Om Mani Padme Hum' mantra whilst repeating the Nine Cutting Fingers over and over fairly rapidly. However I feel that it is far more powerful if once you master the mudras, you instead practice them as slowly as possible and hold each one for around half an hour in deep meditation, whilst repeating the specific mantra for each mudra, as taught by MahaVajra. I no longer practice this, but I did for over a year, and as I say I did find it a powerful practice. Practicing moving rapidly through the mudras is a good exercise for both the brain and the hands, as it develops power in the hands as well as dexterity, but my personal feeling is that one needs to allow time for the energetic shifts between each of the mudras, which is why I thought of combining the Kuji-In with a very slow version of the Bagua Circle Walking (with the eyes closed). I found this a very powerful exercise. However, since practicing some of the high level Bak Fu Pai cultivation meditations, I now feel that the breath control sequences employed in this system are far more powerful for the activation of mudras, and would very much like to explore the possibility of the existence of such sequences as applied specifically to the Kuji-In mudras. I wish I could access the knowledge which would allow me to discover such things for myself, as there is so much disinformation here and elsewhere, and so much controversy that I find it all really disheartening.
  13. Well, since I started off this thread I am now working with some very high level Bak Fu Pai meditations which make considerable use of mudras in their own right (as do most martial arts practices), so rather than mix and match methods, for the time being I have stopped practicing the Kuji-In, at least for the time being. Nevertheless, I still find the idea of circle walking with the eyes closed in an activated meditative state, such as that which results from the high level BFP meditations - intriguing. My main objective at this time is one of health and longevity in order to pursue high level cultivation more safely, but it is very much a part of me to explore every type of energetic practice. Thank you for taking the time to reply. Perhaps this is the way the Bagua walking meditation originated... So, how do you use the Kuji-In, if I may ask? Have a great evening Ronaldk You too, David
  14. I admit to having been very angry when I wrote to you. I felt that it was righteous indignation, but it was out of character for me, as I am not usually so scathing. But I cannot help how your decision regarding the FPCK thread made me feel. I have to honour my sense of what is right and wrong. I confess that until kar3n replied to my initial comment, I sincerely had no idea of the actual way this forum was structured, hence my remarks about democracy - I did not even know that it was private, much less that it had a single owner, and frankly I was taken aback and felt more than a little disillusioned. But please understand that above all I am a man of principles, and on the very rare occasions that I fight, it would always be over a matter of principles. Something else which also angered me was the fact that you were taking advice regarding that decision from someone who had openly attacked and insulted and attempted to dishonour me on another thread at the very same time, and I believe that I have provided more than adequate proof of the fact that his/her allegations were unfounded, based upon uninformed and incorrect assumptions and his/her comments were unjustified and insulting and demeaning. Several other members have also contacted me privately in order to tell me that they fully agreed with me. If you are referring to my being threatening in that situation, I warned the person that I would not tolerate any more insults. That is not a threat, it is simply a statement of fact. I requested an apology, as this person caused me loss of face. As a fellow MA practitioner, you must understand. I cannot back down, you know that this constitutes an invitation to cross hands with this person - this is a serious matter, and this person has behaved in a very similar way toward other members on various other threads, and so far been allowed to get away with it. I won't take such ad hominem attacks from anyone, and no-one should have to, whether it is a public or private forum such behaviour is unacceptable. I also want to say, while I have your attention that I have found this forum to be an invaluable resource, and I have learned a great deal during my stay here. I have always tried to contribute as much as possible and in a positive way, as you will see, if you look at my other contributions in various threads. This is why I was prepared to fight for the integrity of this forum. I perceived your decision to allow @zenbear absolute rights over the content of the FPCK thread to be a step in the wrong direction, and felt obliged to express my opinion. I apologise for not being the most tactful person when it comes to putting my point across, that is one of my many faults.
  15. Over the past two weeks following an invitation via PM I have been in communication with Oscar, Ausar's main disciple, and Ausar himself. This coincided with the controversy which started on the FPCK thread, unbeknown to me at the time. When I saw how Ausar was being attacked (this was before having actually responded to the invitation, and therefore also before actually having any communication with him) I jumped in in his defence. This is because whoever he is, and whether or not his claim is legitimate, he needs to be allowed the opportunity to defend himself, rather than just being banned and having his contributions removed from the thread, as has been the case. The furore began when I uploaded this photo taken from Ausar's website, which seemed to me to show Ausar with quite a healthy looking GM Doo Wai: I was immediately attacked, and more than one member stated in no uncertain terms that this fake, and this was not in fact GM Doo Wai. After my post and those which followed it, in his own defence Ausar uploaded a video showing him very clearly receiving instruction from a person who appeared to be GM Doo Wai. Just prior to this, he also submitted a Skype conversation in which he humbly asked GM Doo Wai to confirm that he was his disciple and had his permission to disseminate these teachings. The answer was "yes". Unlike the the video which Terry Dunn then uploaded to the FPCK thread, there was no coercion or pressure being exerted by Ausar over GM Doo Wai. Terry Dunn accused me of being a paid shill of Ausar's as well as his student, none of which is or was true. At that point I had not even replied to the PM. After this, and seeing Terry Dunn's behaviour during all of this put the last nail in the coffin as far as continuing to contribute to the FPCK thread was concerned, and I am presently under consideration to be banned as a result of my reaction to the power which Terry was given by Dawei to edit and remove other members posts as he sees fit. The first thing he did was to remove the video uploaded by Ausar and replace it with an extremely substandard video of his own. See for yourself his approach toward the Grand Master. Regardless, what I would like to say is that I have attended two free Darshans with Ausar over the past two weeks, and I feel I have learned a considerable amount about the nature of cultivation and how the meditations actually work from the point of view of both Buddhist and Daoist cultivation traditions, and how Buddha Dharma relates to the Dao. I found Ausar did not avoid difficult questions, and was far removed from the typical New Age techno babble most would-be God men usually resort to. I actually found him very down to earth and approachable and quite humble. As to whether or not this is genuine, I really don't know. I don't have the financial resources at my disposal to become a student and find out for myself, and I made that quite clear right from the outset. That did not in any way affect the welcome I was given.