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  1. Some ancient Chinese pillows in a museum of China:
  2. The difference between Chi Kung and Nei Kung

    The term Chi Kung (Qigong, 气功) appeared in mainland of China since 1950s, but the term Nei Kung (Neigong, 内功) appeared in China earlier (about 100+ years?) than Chi Kung. Like what mjjbecker mentioned, qigong practices were widely promoted for health reasons among all ages of people including patients. Nei Kung is a kind of Kung Fu to generate the internal forces for martial arts, or a kind of exercise to benefit the interanl organs for meditation, etc.
  3. The way you all act in this forum

    Sorry, I know nothing about OpenDao. You are right, 70,000 years ago there are no schools yet. If a few schools need a long time to be developed, they would not be simple or easy to learn. Some people collect complaints so they can make better products. Critic information can help other consumers, too. Thanks for the link. From my point of view, they did not understand 性命法诀明指.
  4. The way you all act in this forum

    Some people can handle multiple schools but not everyone is able to do it. Doing multiple schools at the same time or jumping from one school to another may cause troubles. The book "Taoist Yoga: alchemy and immortality" is not a good translation of "性命法诀明指".
  5. If I do it, I will translated the title word to word from Chinese to English. The title has three words, “性命”,“法诀”, and “明指”, and I will translated the last word to "in plain Chinese".
  6. For Chinese, if they are second generation immigration and they are in the age of 20s -50s, it would be less than 3%? When they get older they might start to learn Qigong or Taichi. For third generation immigration, it may be less than 1%.
  7. It is good to see someone pointed out errors in the book "Taoist Yoga". From my point of view, Charles Luk could not correctly translate the Title of the book of Master Chao Pi Ch'en, and that is a big mistake.
  8. Sexual Jing: Is It Really Limited (?)

    “there is a limited amount of sexual JIng",is not based on any Qigoing or theory or book, it is based on the life-span of many Kings in the history of China. They had more sex, they died sooner.
  9. Jing to Qi - a Technical Question

    Some schools believe that Yuan Jing hides in a location inside of the body. Regular people cannot control Yuan Jing at all.
  10. Jing to Qi - a Technical Question

    If we take Yuan Jing as unformed clay, this smart clay can mold itself into many number of shapes, each having their different qualities and uses. Once molded, it may be impossible to remold it again.
  11. Jing to Qi - a Technical Question

    Thanks for your explanation. It seems for me that 'Inferior Virtue' and 'Superior Virtue' are not schools.
  12. Daozang for non-chinese speakers?

    It is good to see different views, and you may be right. For poems, I do not think any translating tools can do good jobs. For Neidan related poems, It is very hard for any people or professional translators to get a 1,000 years old poem translated 100% correct. BTW, I tried the first poem of《金丹詩訣》with Google Translate, and the result is not too bad. 半斤真汞半斤铅,隐在灵源太极先。须趁子时当采取,炼成金液入丹田。 Half a catty of mercury, half a catty of lead, hidden in the source of Taiyuan. When it is necessary to take it, it will be converted into gold liquid into Dantian.
  13. Jing to Qi - a Technical Question

    It seems that in Neidan, Jing to Qi,is 精 to 炁 (not 气). Some schools of Neidan call Jing as Yuan Jing (元精), why they do not call it "sexual energy" (性精)?
  14. "used paper copies of Dictionary and Shuowenjiezi " -- very impressive!
  15. It is hard to find a high-quality, semi-contemporary teacher/literature on Taoist teaching/philosophy. If you can read Chinese, there are some articles and videos at .
  16. For me, the three changes are not parallel, and so far I was able to 身不動 for about 30 minutes or less, so my 精 is not 固.
  17. 神自靈- It seems for me that this 神 means 元神. If translate 意不动,神自灵 into modern Chinese, I would say,如果意完全不动,你的元神自然出现灵性。
  18. Seeking Info

    Fro someone who practices what's expressed in the Tao Te Ching and Zhuangzi, you might want to take a look at, and Hope it could help。
  19. Help Needed to Translate Alchemy Book

    Sebastian, I have posted your message at Also, I like the requiremnts -- "you need a very high level of Chinese and you also to be an advanced practitioner of these arts." -Shubin
  20. Healers in Taiwan?

    Based on this article,李鳳山, He currently serves as the president of Qigong Association of Taiwan (台湾气功协会会长) If he does not do private healings, he might know some people who can do it.
  21. Healers in Taiwan?

    I did not know 李凤山 before reading this post. Hope it could help.
  22. Question about Falun Dafa / Falun Gong

    If you would like to improve your health, there are many Qigong available, and some of them are translated to English. FLG showed up after 1992. It did not have a long history and did not have a respectful linkage. Based on the book of FLG and people's experiences, I did see any advantages of it compared with other Qigong.
  23. At 漏尽阁, some members can speak/write English, but most posts are in Chinese. If some questions are posted at 漏尽阁 in English, the administrators might want to setup a English forum there. Google Chrome has a translate function built in, so tops and posts can be translated in-browser from Chinese to English. Hope it could help.
  24. Why do I hear Chinese say "ying-yang"?

    If open the second link with Chrome, and then right click on the page, you can pick "Translate to English", so you would be able to hear the sound by clicking on the icon of a small yellow speaker.
  25. Why do I hear Chinese say "ying-yang"?

    Most likely it was a dialect, because there are eight major dialects in China, and some sub dialects under the 8 major dialects. For example, you can hear the sound of "Yin" in Cantonese and Shanghainese at:阴&searchlang=zaonhe&category= Hope it could help.