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  1. Hello from a noob

    on-ca, We are all noobs. Some have just been at it longer is all.
  2. Favorite Daoist Quote

    This may be his most famous quote. Most of us have seen it before. But I, for one, need to be reminded now and then. A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving. A good artist lets his intuition lead him wherever it wants. A good scientist has freed himself of concepts and keeps his mind open to what is. Thus the Master is available to all people and doesn't reject anyone. He is ready to use all situations and doesn't waste anything. This is called embodying the light. What is a good man but a bad man's teacher? What is a bad man but a good man's job? If you don't understand this, you will get lost, however intelligent you are. It is the great secret.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  3. Need insight. What’s happening to me

    Until you learn to focus that energy into other avenues-- just relax and enjoy. No need to worry, plenty of applications and avenues are now open to you. This site will be helpful.
  4. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth. Walt Whitman
  5. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    “If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” ~ Shunryu Suzuki ‎
  6. Everyone post some favorite quotes!

    ‎”The mental suffering you create is always some form of non-acceptance, some form of unconscious resistance to what is. On the level of thought, the resistance is some form of judgement. The intensity of the suffering depends on the degree of resistance to the present moment.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
  7. Favorite Daoist Quote

    Clearing blue sky, A promise in bare branches. In winter, there are sunny days. In adulthood, childhood can return. Optimism, 365 Tao, Deng Ming-Dao
  8. Is it possible for castrated person to cultivate?

    Excellent link. Thank you.
  9. Is it possible for castrated person to cultivate?

    Liu Chengyin was a Longman Monk and court eunuch who practiced internal alchemy. He is responsible for the creation of The Neijing Tu (a Daoist "inner landscape" diagram of the human body illustrating Neidan "Internal alchemy", Wu Xing, Yin and Yang, and Chinese mythology) and The Xiuzhen tu (a Daoist diagram of the human body illustrating principles of Neidan 內丹 "Internal alchemy", Chinese astrology, and cosmology). He appears to have been highly advanced despite his castration
  10. My comments above about intent (or if you wish, focused will through concentration and imagery) also comes from my experience with Yi Quan as well as Tai Chi. I always enjoy reading what you have to say.
  11. I find that mixing up standing and sitting, when done, correctly, complement each other.
  12. One of the main points of Zhan Zhuang is to relax the body under strain while holding yourself up with intent, instead of muscular strength. One cannot go to the next level without the sharpening of relaxed intent.
  13. I have found that if you are experiencing knee problems that you can slightly change foot position and thigh angle and get relief without lessening overall results. You may have to catch it early on though.
  14. The Tao of disappointment

    And I contend that that would be only one of many types. There is way too much effort to create form, function, even a criteria. That is not the way of the Tao. The only sure way to stay on the path is through meditation. Each of us must find the meditation that is best for us and we must be alert to, the subtle changes in, the needs of our meditations as we grow older. Whispers of the Heart, the Spirit, our very blood, when understood correctly, are the best teachers we will ever have.
  15. The Tao of disappointment

    The greatest weakness I find on Dao Bums is that most of us know too much.