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  1. Astral Projection (don't shoot)

    I'm not sure, perhaps. I really liked that post of him.
  2. Astral Projection (don't shoot)

    I don't have enough experience to give further suggestions. When I have developed a stronger foundation and ability my priority would be visiting higher astral temples.
  3. Astral Projection (don't shoot)

    Astral projection is a valuable tool to develop in some traditions because it can open a whole lot of doors, but don't start a "crash" course without a teacher perhaps. Some traditions don't think much of the astral and might see it as a lower dimension full of distractions. I believe there are different levels of density within the astral. Building foundations with regular meditation are considered important, so that you don't get stuck in some level..
  4. Meditation - Doing vs Non-Doing

    Fa Xin, I'm sure that your help there will be appreciated. Simple techniques are good in emergency situations and are easy for people to understand. A simple standing meditation (or qi gong) that is not too long may be a good thing too. I would keep it short and simple, but maybe the people you're going to teach could choose their preference from a short list of things you are knowledgeable about and then you can see what works best in a particular group? Just some thoughts.
  5. Meditation - Doing vs Non-Doing

    @Fa Xin .. That's a wonderful thing to be able to help people with. Having had experience with mental illness within myself, maybe of some help: Allowing things to be as they are. Observing the abdomen area with the kinesthetic sense for any sensations (with or without feeling with the hand, better with). Wether when that is high highs or low lows or a lot of fear or any state of mind is not that important, this simple practice is what can make a big difference in a short amount of time. If they are stable enough to hear you and follow instruction, this may be a good practice. At least this is what I have been taught and had good experience with.
  6. Meditation - Doing vs Non-Doing

    Nice to read different perspectives from everyone. Thank you.
  7. Meditation - Doing vs Non-Doing

    Do some of you experience "no thoughts" during meditation? This is different than repression of thoughts? I hear that there are techniques to block out thought and sensation and that this can be quite detrimental in the longterm.
  8. How to become less blind

    How many different lineages of Daoism or Buddhism are there? Enlightenment may be seen as something different depending on the group of teachers. On a forum like this one, where many different practitioners from various traditions come together to share, it's only normal that there will be some misunderstandings. I don't know what is the best system, but where I can perceive transmission that seems to indicate a "highly attained being", others may not perceive much. Or do they consciously or not, not want to see? Maybe resulting from time and energy and so on spent already in a specific direction for many years?
  9. MCO help needed

    It seems like many spiritual traditions teach a lot of different ways. Feeling for the subtlest physical sensations/movement rather than visualizing seems like a good approach to spiritual practices because it starts where you are at and doesn't add more, so perhaps less chance of things becoming dangerous in some way or form long term.
  10. Question about Falun Dafa / Falun Gong

    Thank you for the clarification my friend, I wasn't completely sure what you meant. I meant no disrespect towards either Buddhist or qigong or Falun Gong practitioners or teachers.
  11. Question about Falun Dafa / Falun Gong

    That is true of course. Apparently it's not even the same symbol, I was uninformed. Moving on.
  12. Question about Falun Dafa / Falun Gong

    If one feels neutral about seeing a swastika or is inclined to only remember the positive history consciously, then that's all good for me. How did you mean: "it becomes an evil symbol when combined with evil beliefs"?
  13. Question about Falun Dafa / Falun Gong

    Years ago I was interested in Falun Dafa, but was recommended against practising it because I had trouble with mental illness in the past. I remember there was trouble/controversy with this practise, and googling it now, it also is symbolized with a swastika. Although this wasn't always a troublesome symbol, perhaps there is some sort of link there with the controversy and why I wasn't encouraged to start with it.. It may be a very good practise for many people, but I wanted to be on the safe side..
  14. How would you infiltrate a cult?

    Cults aren't a joke, neither are some groups online. If something looks "not quite right", then it probably is and if you would ask me: trust your gut feeling and move on. Damage can be done before you're even a member.