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  1. Chundi mantra

    I just discovered this thread - rather late, I know. I noticed that the first post includes an image showing two versions of the accompanying mudra (hand seal) for the Maha Cundi Dharani practice. One person said that the first version was not the appropriate one, and having tried both albeit briefly, my instincts tell me that this assumption is probably correct, because the first version simply immediately did not feel right. I wondered whether any of you have actually tried combining the first mudra with the Maha Cundi Dharani practice, and if so can you confirm whether there were any negative effects? I would also like to know the source of these images, because I am understandably wary of certain information disseminated on the Internet, since disinformation and misinformation abounds these days.
  2. With hindsight, I’d say that it has been an opportunity for both of us to grow. Really that’s all that matters. It’s often the case that good friendships start from a violent argument or disagreement. Each of us mirrors one another’s defects, that’s just how things are. But how we benefit from that depends upon our ability to be honest with ourselves and what are our own intrinsic qualities. Trolling and berating others really doesn’t interest me in the slightest, but I cannot abide hypocrisy and injustice, so I find myself forced to take a stand when necessary, even if I am mistaken. If I do so in defence of someone who does not merit my intervention, then I will have made an error of judgement, but nevertheless defended my principles.
  3. A little late, but apology accepted Virtue. I am also big enough to freely admit that I was mistaken in trying to defend Ausar, although I don't regret having done so, because I don't believe that anyone deserves to be treated that way. I really thought he deserved to be given the benefit of the doubt, and I was fooled by the video he uploaded showing him being taught be JSDW. I allowed myself to be taken in up to a point, and paid the price of loss of face, and as a result of the ill feeling on the FPCK thread, I found it necessary to cease my participation, although now I'm glad I did. But I also confronted Ausar about making up cultivation exercises and creating a system by cherry picking from all the videos he obtained from his involvement with the Iron Palm website through being one of their investors. He did so without being anywhere near the level of mastery to do so safely. I warned him that he was putting the mental and physical health of his disciples at risk, not to mention his own. But it was a waste of time and energy. Sadly, I now believe him to be mentally unbalanced rather than malicious, and having actually experienced considerable discomfort after having been taught an incorrect breath control sequence for one of the meditations he taught the group, I am really concerned for the wellbeing of those who chose to continue to practice the meditations he sold to them.
  4. 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.




  5. What do you put in your congee?

    Thank you for those links Gerard! I am going to try some of those recipes.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  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.