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  1. what is virtue and how do we become virtuous?

    A parable comes to mind when a passerby observes a monk trying to retrieve a drowning scorpion from a fast moving stream. Repeatedly the scorpion would sting the monk and he would drop it, only to chase it down the stream to get stung again. "You foolish monk, why do you continue to save a hapless scorpion that only wants to sting you" The monk replied " It is the scorpions virtue to sting. It is my virtue to help all in need."
  2. Huge problem, please offer advice

    I wonder what the Taoist take on this practice. I know of no other life form that procreates in this manner. My understanding is that it was developed to gain social and/or political gain. This comment shows confidence This comment show lack of confidence. Not a problem if you are both committed to a long term monogamous relationship. If either one of you are having multiple sex partners, it is totally irresponsible. This comment is extremely shallow, and maybe even sexist. I pray that you really don't feel this way. This statement is entirely judgmental. Who defines what is pure, is beautiful or has virtue? When everyone in the world sees beauty, Then ugly exists. When everyone sees good, Then bad exists. Therefore: What is and what is not create each other. Difficult and easy complement each other. Tall and short shape each other. High and low rest on each other. Voice and tone blend with each other. First and last follow each other. So, the sage acts by doing nothing, Teaches without speaking, Attends all things without making claim on them, Works for them without making them dependent, Demands no honor for his deed. Because he demands no honor, He will never be dishonored.
  3. Huge problem, please offer advice

    One thing I learned later in life that I wish I knew when I was 22, is to wipe all expectations of sex as motivation when seeking a relationship with women. Women can see this as clearly as a neon light on your forehead I WANT SEX. Unscrupulous women will use this to their advantage to scam you. Good women will reject you knowing that all you want them for is for sex. Don't chase. You chase, they run away. Be completely open and honest. Pretending to be something your not is also projected to others. If they can't accept you at face value, then this person is not for you. Get involved socially in areas that interest you. Your passion will show, and if your intentions are pure, you will form many rewarding relationships. The benefits of such relationships may net you a lot more than just sex, such as a better job and more independence,
  4. Funny turn of events brings me back

    Hi all! It's been a while since I last posted here, and I have a funny story of how it came to be. A few months ago I regained an interest in playing the bamboo flute, and have take to it quite seriously. I play everyday now and have amassed a collection of 6 flutes, the latest a Chinese Dizi. This is where the story starts. Searching online for info on purchasing and playing the Dizi, I found a series of very helpful, informative videos featuring a kind of pudgy quirky fellow that was quite talented at playing a variety of Chinese instruments. Noticing his name was Mak Jo Si, in the back of my mind I recalled the Mak Tin Si debacle played out here a few years ago. Checking the info given on YouTube, coincidently this guy fancies himself as a Taoist Master. I went to his site chinnature.com. The first red flag was a bold statement on his site not to expect anything for free, and even had a shopping cart were you could buy anything from a $1 blessing to a full blown Counterstrike Exorcism for $1,800 at the click of your mouse! Coming back here, I discover that indeed Mak Jo Si and Mak Tin Si are indeed one of the same. Now I am thinking of some comments I got a while back while looking for instructors stating that "when the time is right, the instructor will find you". Could this be more than a coincidence? You have to admit, what are the odds that we cross paths again, but this time I actually learned something from the guy, and uncharacteristically, was free? I have no interest in his brand of Taoism, and frankly can't afford it. I still get a chuckle when I think of his thread on stepping in dog poop, and how he attempted to monopolize this board posting 10- 20 or more posts a day. I'll just hang around here for a while and hopefully something else will manifest.
  5. Jesus a fictional character?

    Seems plausible, but the Vatican is too powerful to let this one slide. http://uk.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11201273.htm
  6. Long-term kunlun practitioners?

    Or maybe they are tired of every Kunlun thread turning into a Max bashing fest.
  7. Best Solar-powered Generator? Sunshinesimple generator

    Thank you for that. It looks like a better investment in the long run.
  8. Best Solar-powered Generator? Sunshinesimple generator

    I just purchased these for my RV http://www.ebay.com/itm/400320440364?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 http://www.ebay.com/itm/230868014011?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649 With a deep discharge battery it should top off at around $400.00. I'll probably need more batteries, and maybe another panel, but I can always add those on.
  9. Do you practice at midnight?

    Being an insomniac, I practice after midnight quite often. It's 2:00 am now, I am wide awake and will be doing an hour of Kunlun + before going to bed. If I can't get to sleep, I will get up and do some emptiness meditation. It is not uncommon for me not to get to sleep until after 6:00 am. I work sort of an afternoon shift (1:00pm- whenever) so it works for me.
  10. Too much Red Phoenix ?

    For me it's simple. If I don't feel like practicing, I don't. I's great that I have the permission to take a day, 2 or maybe 4 days off. On 'off' days I still like to do RP- like I said it is very relaxing, and feels good. 1x a day is more than enough for me, total routine = I jong + 5 elements in the AM, KL1 + Golden flower in the PM. Sometimes it feels good just to go fishing with the neighbors.
  11. Too much Red Phoenix ?

    Doing well balance. Practicing RP1 as well as 5 Elements and Golden Flower certainly does make Kunlun feel more of a complete system. I always thought just doing KL1 that I should be doing something else also. It has greatly sparked my interest in doing the practice again. I have been practicing almost daily now for 3 months. What's next?
  12. Too much Red Phoenix ?

    Not yet. Still doing RP1
  13. Too much Red Phoenix ?

    I find Red Phoenix very relaxing and I find myself doing it whenever I want to relax (without the mundra). When I do it with the mundra, I will start spontaneously moving within 5 min. I am concerned about accumulating too much energy in the head, as I do not close down each time. So far, I am not experiencing any problems, but I want to avoid any trouble if I am doing something wrong here.
  14. Hearing Loss

    Came across this today. Seems listening to music with the frequency(s) of your tinnitus removed from them will help. After you determine what that frequency range is, this can be done rather easily with sound filters. http://www.pnas.org/content/107/3/1207 http://www.transparentcorp.com/support/tickets/scp/attachment.php?id=237&ref=097c78dcc0c44ec80b4786a868b1eacb
  15. Hearing Loss

    You could try brainwave entrainment sessions made with software such as the NeuroProgrammer from Transparent. Such software will allow you to modulate tones above or below your range, challenging new dendritic growth. Such sessions also increase blood flow to the brain. The brain is very plastic, and can be coaxed into regaining function, if the damage is not too great.