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  1. I still think these could be adapted for meaningful and growth-oriented discourses. Not as rules per se. Unfortunately that period when the OP happened was a very tumultuous period. And I do believe the original intent of this post got buried in the politics.
  2. Xing and Ming cultivation

    The way i see it, Xing should be a natural progression from Ming cultivation. Not strictly sequential, but overlapping once one gets to the intermediate level of ming cultivation. As Ming cultivation matures, it leads to greater mental clarity, thereby allowing the practitioner to start grasping Xing. And this is not unique to Daoist traditions either -- it is similar for Yoga/Tantra and other dharmic practices.
  3. The book is now available on Amazon -- Pre-order the Kindle eBook -- https://www.amazon.com/Mahāsiddha-Field-Book-ebook/dp/B081SPR24B/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Mahasiddha+field&qid=1575420788&sr=8-1 or read it for free if you have Kindle unlimited. Order the paperback for immediate delivery -- https://www.amazon.com/dp/1708504338/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Mahasiddha+field&qid=1575420788&sr=8-2 The first chapter and part of the second chapter are available for preview for the Paperback edition right now. Please read the book, and leave a good review for me if you enjoyed it. Best, dwai
  4. Marblehead was a gentleman. As many have noted, he was a voice of calm and reason amidst massive battles that often raged here when I first started. He and I always noted that we usually agreed with each other on most subjects, so there was never any reason to argue. I often find myself thinking of him...sometimes wistfully but always fondly.
  5. Dear Friends, I wanted to share with you an exciting bit of news (for me at the very least ). My new novel titled "The Mahāsiddha Field" is scheduled to release worldwide in paperback and Kindle eBook format on December 10th, 2019. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081SPR24B Some of you longer-term bums here have read the initial parts of the book a few years back (then under a temporary working title). I thank all those who encouraged me to complete the book, and for valuable feedback when I had requested it a few years back. I hope you will get a copy of the book and enjoy it. I know the words I am going to type below are used very frequently, but I mean it from the bottom of my heart, nonetheless. I thank all you Dao Bums for being such a constant part of my life since I became a member back in 2007. I couldn't have done this without you all. Love and Best Regards, Dwai
  6. Well thanks to you, I now know what the word Priapism means 😬🙏🏾🤪😝 However, the fact of the matter is, that there is an entire thread of attention (at a distance) being showered on drew (A at a D). May he find balance and sanity in this lifetime 🙏🏾
  7. More I explore Xing and Ming, more I realize how deep he was!
  8. Cushions for meditation

    Shhhh....you’ll attract The pineal flexing immor(t)al being! 🤪
  9. Cushions for meditation

    It’s not a good idea to be beholden to any physical technique. There are plenty of people I know who are high level practitioners who don’t sit on the floor. Internal work is working with your consciousness. After the beginning stages, it can and must happen irrespective of how we contort (or not) our bodies... this might shed more light on what I mean — https://www.medhajournal.com/whats-more-important-techniques-or-meditation/
  10. Cushions for meditation

    Sitting on a flat chair with no arm rest and a straight back is also an option. If someone can’t sit on the floor due to physical issues, a chair is perfectly good.
  11. Mantra/tantra for sex

    He says it is “vashikaran tantra”. vashikaran means “to enchant” or “to entrap”. Bad juju. Stay away from that crap and be a better person so you may have a loving relationship with your loved one.
  12. I've visited Amma twice so far and each time has been an absolutely amazing experience. The meeting space is vibrating with very high frequency and pure energy (sattvic). Last time I was there was in July, when she visited Chicago. I took my wife with me. Already having visited her before, I had an inkling of what was going to happen. But as we sat there, the energy and stillness took over me, and I entered into a very deep state of meditation. We had reached the venue late, so had received tokens which placed us at the back of an already massive queue...and we'd end up receiving hugs from Amma around 2 am. Around 11:30 pm, my wife (who was sick at that time, started feeling more sick by then) and I decided to slowly leave, as it was becoming progressively harder for her to stay. Just as we decided to leave, one of Amma's followers came up to us and asked my wife "you look like you could do with a hug right now". And then she gave us tokens that got us on stage right away, and receive hugs and we were back home by 12:15 am. This is my small "Amma miracle" story Amma is a very powerful and highly evolved spiritual being. But everyone has their own karma to deal with. Those that malign her in thi way are perhaps also driven to do so as a result of their karmic entanglement. Even they are going to be benefited from their contact (no matter how negative their minds might be) with her. Sometimes such powerful beings trigger very negative responses from people with lot of impurities in their mind. The presence of such beings will begin cleaning these individuals, and their response is essentially that of the ego feeling threatened by the process. I normally don't comment on Drew's posts (and i know posting this comment might trigger a diatribe against me again) - but then again, I have him back on my ignore list (only active TDB member who is on that list today)...
  13. Xing and Ming cultivation

    Can you share some examples of schools that teach the "full method"?
  14. Xing and Ming cultivation

    Marblehead used to often write about Xing and Ming. Always confused me too I wrote that from practical experience. It is the spiritual heart in the center of the chest. This is where the mind rises out of. Prof Google tells me that Xing comes from the combination of Xin and Sheng. Yes. I guess it does...but most people don't go beyond physicality even. Clarity of the mind/stillness of mind. That leads to Self-realization via Xing gong. That should indeed be the way. But as Taomeow said, in the modern world.... I agree. I think root of Qi is Shen. Shen is awareness, Qi is its activity.