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  1. My teacher would say something like : Lets put a little effort in an meet God halfway.. By this I think he means that the bottom--> up awakening of cultivating the jing and chi and shen is like reaching out toward God/BuddhaNature/Emptiness/The Natural State , and it eventually gets to the point in cultivation that Emptiness reaches out to you and pulls you in. The see saw tips and there is less effort of trying to reach a certain State and more just resting in Being. Then that resting in Being continues all the physical/emotional/mental/psychological transformations that were already taking place. Or there are some that discover their Natural State and all the transformations happen just from resting and not being anxious or agitated and leaking all their energy away.
  2. water fasting is known to help with opening of chi channels, alternating eating and just periods of emptiness... I think this is why the Buddhist monks eat one meal a day at noon, to help the chi channels open and clear. Other things ive observed in my own body in regards to kundalini/awakening, sugar and simple carbs exacerbates it beyond a manageable point, it can lead to symptoms like that electric feeling in the body and the nervous system in overdrive and nerves getting worn out and the chi channels getting worn down, very depleting to the Jing/Ojas . So are you eating lots of sugar and simple carbs? What are you eating? Fats and minerals are also very helpful and soothing to the nervous system, the way fats metabolize is very different than sugar/carbs and doesnt amplify the kundalini, it can help tone it down and bring balance. If you are going to eat carbs , slower releasing, slow glycemic carbs are probably better. Also idk if you are vegan, I was vegan for many years, and only recently introduced some meat into my diet, and even though I find meat sort of gross, a little bit does have an effect of dampening the energy so its not just ripping through your system causing all sorts of unpleasant symptoms. Meat is also known as a jing building food in Traditional Chinese Medicine, its nutritional potential is transformed directly into post-natal jing which can add support or stability during intense periods of awakening... you arent just chugging soda and eating candy all day are you? Correcting your diet and also having the right forms of exercise are about all you need on the body end of things.If your system is in a weakened state, then long gentle walks or some dancing or gardening... I would recommend against yoga asanas or things that will amplify the energy flow. Your mind is also the real culprit to any energetic disturbances cause kundalini/energy/chi is nothing but just unconscious/subconscious layers of mind activity... I recommend learning how to relax into your Hara, relaxing your breathing into your Hara, your lower belly area, and relaxing your mind from your head region into your lower belly region... Our mind can get super zoomed into all this mental stuff , disturbing mental states and thoughts and emotional stories happening in our head region, the Chi pools in the head and leads to unpleasant symptoms. You can help the bring the energy out of head by just feeling your belly with feeling awareness, bringing attention to your belly, and breathing into this area. Your Chi can be directed by attention and by aiming attention in this area, and feeling your belly and feeling any tightness in your belly, and bringing it to the surface will help it open back up. Your breathing is a very good source of healing chi, and the Hara is a good battery. But there is alot of suppressed material that we store in that area, and in the Heart region as well.. alot of tension. But feeling it and bringing it to the surface and not shying away from it... just touching on the belly area or heart area many times in a minute, will help move the chi in these areas... Trust me that if you can get your belly and heart to relax, your mind will just naturally begin resonating with your relaxed heart and relaxed belly and become relaxed too, your breathing will calm down and become very nourishing. Its inner work, learning how to systematically relax your whole body and unconscious.
  3. what is your diet like? for me diet has a huge affect on awakening and kundalini... maybe you need a diet shift to tone things tone to manageable level
  4. In my experience, noting or objectifying Mental States , such as sadness, fear, anger, confusion, blankness, dullness, joy, excitement, etc... this seems to bring or focus the energy to the upper dan tien, ... even watching thoughts as not your own does this For me its led to some really liberated states, more spacious mind, cause im disembedding and dis-identifying with all the states of mind.
  5. Sexual Energy

    So what is that pressure build up in my testicles? Cause I notice that will sometimes spontaneously sublimate upward like whooosh filling my whole body with really positive energy and sometimes the energy rises to my head and activates the brain in a way that then there is a descending current flowing down ... and it feels like if I am just relaxed the process continues... But my body has to be really relaxed and at ease for the testicle energy to whoosh upward .. I notice it happens automatically when I am just drinking water and not digesting... but if I keep eating I notice a very uncomfortable blue balls type pressure that builds up down below and it wants to go out... but as soon as I stop eating its like the pressure relieves and begins sublimating upward again... For me if I remain empty long enough I just feel more and more relaxed and there is a momentum towards Nibbana? And that momentum is there when I decide to eat again, but this time all the food energy goes directly into feeding the alchemical process. rather than just getting turned into semen or whatever...
  6. Sexual Energy

    Arent all these spiritual questions on this board anxiety based? And yea I would say Im a very anxious person most of the time, but sometimes I spontaneously fall into Rigpa Awareness and the anxiety mind is ceased (though tempoararily) .
  7. Sexual Energy

    Would you say sexual energy is like excess Chi? Ive heard it before as sexual energy is like piggy bank? My thinking may be wrong on this but it does feel like the Jing Chi SHen of the body is like reservoir or bank account. I like the bank account metaphor, but with money , if you have lots of money its usually easy to make money , through investing stuff... But if your account is low, you cant really make money from the money you already have, and its slower to build your account up. Ive been noticing how food can nourish the sexual energy, certain foods types... Not sugar or carbs really, but fats and protein foods, eggs, beans, meat, nuts, seeds. But even if one is eating these foods, that doesnt necessarily mean they will have a strong libido or sexual energy/vitality... because disease and anxiety can cause the jing to leak away. Lately in my meditations, and throughout the day, I feel the build of sexual energy from food, it sometimes rises and sublimates to chi, to the point where my hunger will disappear and im really confused cause I have so much energy and dont feel hungry and just notice a nice recycling of my energy, its pleasant, cozy, restful, peaceful... If I fall into period of anxiety then its like my dumping out my chi or leaking and suddenly I may feel hungry.. I can sometimes relax back into ease and am no longer dumping out my chi through anxiety... and the hunger will disappear... Im really confused... not knowing if I should eat, or not, or when... I definitely have discovered that sugar and carbs cause me to leak alot of my jing chi shen, as it sends my nervous system into overdrive and its just not very restful... the protein-y fatty foods seem best, very nutritionally dense for nourishing the jing and are restful compared to carbs. It does feel like Sexual energy is a necessary catalyst or support for internal alchemy to happen.
  8. Just reading the sutras and his discourses, the guy seems like a genius. He knew so much?
  9. Would a Taoist Immortal be considered a Buddha? Or would they be considered more like a Bodhisattva or even an arhat?
  10. What does your diet look like?

    Prior to the age of 20 I mostly ate unconsciously... just ate what tasted good... THen when I got to the age of 19 and 20 I happened upon ganja and mushrooms and altered states of consciousness and meditation and yoga and eventually raw foods diet. I did like 6 years of fruitarianism cause I felt great from being so clean but in the last few years I switched to a heavier diet and more balanced diet cause I was experiencing negative effects from kundalini.. It was like fruit diet was turning the voltage up on the energy flow and my body and the channels werent built enough to handle it so it was burning me out. Now I really appreciate more balanced diet with more fat and protein and less carbs, and hardly any sugar. I stick to WHOLE ORGANIC as that seems the universal rule for any diet... no processed crap or anything with large chemical names I cant pronounce... just get as close to what its form is found in nature. Lately ive been eating things like quinoa for a carb source, nuts and seeds and eggs for protein and fat... and i try and eat some form of green in my meals as well , either steamed or raw stuff like lettuce. ANother big thing I notice is that food, especially eggs and more rich fatty/proteiny foods are good for building the sexual energy, but for whatever reason sugar in any form, even fruit, seems to interfere with the process of Jing to Chi, that process where the sexual energy is transmuting to chi... for me it just never happens if I eat sugar... Another thing for me has been the difference in how carbs feel vs fat... for whatever reason fats feel alot more gentle and restful in my system compared to carbs... I feel more at ease eating Ketogenic type foods, but I do notice that some carbs is necessary in my meals to help with the upward movement of Jing to Chi... curious if others have experienced this. If I just eat keto foods I feel very restful and peaceful but there is no upward momentum of the sexual energy rising and converting to chi. But I also dont want to overconsume carbs as carbs in general burn similar to fossil fuels and create byproducts from that combustion, free radicals... In a way food and fossil fuel is really obsolete way of getting useable energy as it creates tons of pollution for the environment and we have to rape and pillage the Earth to extract food/fossil fuels.. Maybe one day we will be fully transitioned to getting energy from more sustainable sources like wind or wave motion or sunlight or fushion energy...
  11. Buddha and Shen

    Would a Buddha have a "perfected" Shen? Idk if "perfected" is the right word, but their minds are said to be absorbed in contemplation on non conceptual voidness or empty clarity 24/7 365 and because of their Clarity or Omniscience they have Bodhicitta or the boundless Compassion and Vigor to help others... so wouldnt that translate into a perfected Shen? It seems the Taoist approach is to build from bottom up, ie to prevent leakage of Jing as a pre-requisite, then through meditation and right breathing the Chi becomes full and this eventually begins to nourish the Shen... But what about a Buddha, how does it work if someone suddenly attains Enlightenment, how are the three treasures affected ? Would it be a top down approach where the Shen is full and this nourishes the Chi and the Jing? Does the Jing Chi Shen only apply to a human body? Do Devas have Jing Chi and Shen? Or is it only when in a human body that these things can be cultivated and nourished?
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    Why is it the Dao "Bums" and not something like Dao "overachievers" ?
  13. Jing Nourishment

    I definitely have realized how powerful "imagination" is since taking up energy and qi-gong practices...
  14. Jing Nourishment

    how do you define hard jhana?
  15. Jing Nourishment

    You'll have to explain how positive thinking supplies metabolic energy... Obviously that much rice at once would be a very heavy meal