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  1. I translated my short article into English with DeepL and Papago, it turned out that DeepL did a better job on some paragraphs, and Papago did a better job on the other. Talking about the palace color book "Jindan Album" (Christie's Paris 7/6/2022) An article in The Value Art Magazine said on July 6 that Christie's in Paris "just sold a copy of the Qing Dynasty's alchemy in France. "The 48-page booklet is rich in pictures and text, and features articles on alchemy and related hexagrams, as well as elaborate refining processes and colorful portraits of immortals.So rare in the art market, such a successful successful auction, 终600,000, 60 times the value of 60600,000, including $756,000 ($HK$6 million; NT$22.6 million), won the Paris Christie's "Asia Art" auction.(Link to The Value article in English) (Link to The Value article in Chinese)As soon as this book appeared, it attracted the attention of the Chinese cultivation community, because it was indeed unprecedented. Someone posted on WeChat, suggesting 2 points. First, there is a picture of Zhu Jian-shen, the Emperor Xianzong of the Ming Dynasty, and secondly, this picture book belongs to the Ming Dynasty.Christie's in Paris described the album as:Lot 71 Colored Silk Coloring Book Page 48Size: 24.5 x 22.5 cmSource: French collector R.J.S. CollectionValuation: 1010, 000 - 15, 000 According to an article on The Value website, "Among the Qing emperors, Yongzheng was the most devoted to Taoism. According to Qing documents, he placed Taoist talismans in the main palaces, including the Taihe Hall and the Qianqing Palace; he set up a dou altar in the Yangxin Hall of his dormitory; he built a house in the imperial garden for Taoist priests to live in; and he ordered vestments in Suzhou. At the same time, Yongzheng even secretly ordered his ministers to look for hermits and good healers to build a furnace in Yuanmingyuan to make pills for him to take. " It is estimated that Christie's Paris will not use above paragraph to identify the album as a Qing Dynasty relic, but will ask the experts to identify it.I looked at the photographs in the article, but judging by the clothes of the characters in the paintings, I think they are not Ching Dynasty clothes. In addition, the text in 2 of the photos, there are two places where the word "Xuan" is not taboo. That is, in "Taihe Zhiyi Jindan Tu", the fifth column from the left, the second character from the bottom, and in "Jindan Lun", the second column from the left, the eighth character from the bottom. The Qing dynasty from the Kangxi dynasty that is taboo "Xuan" word, so this album is not the Qing dynasty, and can not be related to Yongzheng, because the Shunzhi, Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong four dynasties text avoidance is extremely strict, the number of text prison, the scale of the large, extensive involvement, the killing of the bloody, are said to be unprecedented. Is the man in the picture wearing a gauze hat Zhu Jianshen? I think it's difficult to determine just by comparing it with the portrait of Emperor Xianzong of the Ming Dynasty.However, the man in the painting wearing a gauze hat wearing bright yellow clothes, estimated to be the emperor. If you look closely at the hair inside the hat, you can see that it is black from the forehead to the top of the head, so this man is not "the Manchu people".In addition, there is a picture of three people, sitting in the middle, should be the Taishang Laojun (moral god) because he has three stripes on his forehead, and his hair is all white.There should be no inscription or seal or title in this album. There are four small characters on the cover of the book " Jindan Atlas", under which it is written "45 open". Because it is not written with a brush, it is not believed to have been written by the original author.
  2. I am not the only one or the first one who think so. I wrote a short article about it.
  3. Actually it is not a Qing dynasty's royal secret manual but Ming dynasty's. Ming is the dynasty just before Qing, so the manual is about two hundreds years early than Christie’s description and is more valuable.
  4. "On 6 July (2022), Christie’s presented an Art d’Asie Sale in Paris, featuring a wide array of Asian art – from imperial porcelains to Tibetan thangka. Surprisingly, it was a Taoist alchemy album from early Qing dynasty (1644-1911) which achieved the highest price and stole the show.The 48-page Taoist alchemy album – illustrated with colourful pictures, diagrams and detailed essays – is an ancient Chinese guide to produce a Golden Elixir for immortality." --- By: Kayan Wong@THE VALUEThe link to the article The link to the article (Chinese version)
  5. 自發功spontaneous gong

    古代丹经里没有讲自发功的。你知道为啥不讲么?自发功是从哪一年开始流行的,你知道么? 你并不懂丹道,却自认为是教丹道的老师,四禅八定是道家的功夫么? No ancient Daoism books mentioned any spontaneous gong。Do you know why? In which year spontaneous gong was getting popular?Do you the answer? You know a little about Daoism, but believed that you can teach others. The four dhyanas and eight samadhis are belong to Daoism or Buddhism?
  6. There was no lions in ancient China, but there were tigers, and many unearthed cultural relics are found. For example, and and
  7. 呂祖滿庭芳Lu Zu Man Tingfang

    It looks like that you might not understand this poem, or you did not take a look on your translation. In this poem, 周天 is about cycles, not a week or 7 days. 十月 is (taking at least) 10 mouths, not October. 運周天水火, Water and fire are transported in the week, 十月脫胎丹就, In October, the birth of the womb is completed,
  8. why TaoBUM?

    It seems for me that DAO BUMS is not so good and not bad, too, but I do not understand why "道家学说" was put there, under "Discussions On the Way", because I could not find a direct connection between them. From my point of view, our website has all kinds of discussions and Daoism discussions might not be a significant part. Are there some stories behind the four characters, 道家学说?
  9. Sorry, I do not want to practice your Wuwei Dandao, but thanks for taking time answering my questions. Hope you have good luck!
  10. Thanks for answering my questions. It looks like that you invented "Wuwei Dandao" by yourself,so it is a new method, not something inherited. After studied《悟真篇》and《參同契》, you believed that you are able to understand these two books very well. You also believe that your "Wuwei Dandao" matches these two books perfectly. In China for more than 1,000 years, people wrote many annotation books or explanatory notes of 《悟真篇》and《參同契》, because they were unable to understand them, so they could not practice methods in the two books because they did not have a chance to learn the methods face to face from a master who had an authentic inheritance. If someone does not know the secret of cultivating golden elixir, and has no inheritance at all, how she/he is able to teach others? It seems for me that you need to write annotation books about《悟真篇》and《參同契》, and decrypt all metaphors in the two books. It would be a huge contribution to the world. People will come to you and follow you, and I might be one of the followers.
  11. Thanks for trying to answer my questions. If you're talking about this resume, Posted April 1, "三十歲的時候,我跟佛教密宗大師學習本尊法。 三十五歲的時候,在最後一次參加南傳葛印卡的七日禪修之後,我決定捨棄所有的有為法。我開始修煉無為法。就從自發功下手。" I could not find a clue about your master of Wuwei Dandao, so I asked those two questions.
  12. When you get a chance, could you please tell us something about your master of Wuwei Dandao? How many years you followed this master? Thanks.
  13. 吕祖百字碑注解 by 震阳子

    谢谢您的详细解释。 养气 ,其法是忘形以养气。但忘形是人的自然状态么?在我看来不是。无论是今人还是古人,一个未开悟的普通人不会忘记自己的形,所以他们都一直耗气。忘言也不是人的自然状态。 Thanks for your detailed explanation. ”nourish qi“ or cultivating qi --- the method is by forgetting one's body. Is it a natural status of an ordinary person that he keeps forgetting the body of herself? I do not think so. Ordinary people, as long as they have not awoken, they will not forget their bodies, so they always consuming qi of themselves. Forgetting words or native language is not the natural status of ordinary people.
  14. 吕祖百字碑注解 by 震阳子