Cheshire Cat

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  1. Understanding Chinese martial arts

    After 10+ years of personal research in this subject, my conclusion is that meditation can help a little with physical ailments... but probably can't do much to lenghten lifespan. For the purpose of longevity, it's proven that physical exercise has a significant impact.
  2. Haiku Chain

    in an empty cage I wonder if I'm locked inside or if it is prison outside
  3. I'd love to be able to say that there are evidences for a meditation technique that actually improves memory. Specifically in a daoist context, one may hope for a concentration practice on some parts of the body (chakras, dantien, spinning energies here and there) that somehow gifts the practitioners with extraordinary memory. Unfortunately, there's not such a thing because the only way to strengthen a function of the brain is to exercise it: concentration practices don't improve memory, but memorization does. So, the only method that I'm aware of is to pick a book and start to read & repeat pages day after day, until you can do it extraordinarily well and fast. To exercise a function of the brain is to strengthen it over time. A small help in the process may come from practicing rhythmic thinking with a mantra like Manjushri's.
  4. When you talk about snakes, are you referring to hallucinatory phenomena that accompany physical discomfort?
  5. Ars longa, vita brevis

    You might want to start with something backed up with some "science" at the beginning. There should be some clinical evidences of the benefits of Zhan Zhuang if you're willing to do some research.
  6. Dantian vs Dhammakaya light 💡 orb

    I have heard that there's a cult centered around this type of meditation practice.
  7. Why light in Buddhist scriptures disappear

    Ok, I have the impression that you have reached very profound levels with meditation. I regret that this language barrier exists, but we can try to overcome it. Thank you for the opportunity.
  8. Why light in Buddhist scriptures disappear

    Why it's called the "immortal stage"? Is it a reference to the vision of an immortal sage or is it a spiritual realization linked to eternal life?
  9. Looking for a new teacher/school after Healing Tao

    I think it would be interesting to hear your opinion.
  10. Why light in Buddhist scriptures disappear

    What do you mean?
  11. Why light in Buddhist scriptures disappear

    I believe that there's a natural rythm in brain functioning. It reflects a certain regularity and a synchronization of both hemispheres. When rhythmic thinking is present, there's the experience of effortless internal silence. When a thought is introduced, that thought is amplified and can even be transmitted telepathically. Internal lights respond to rhythmic thinking, that is to cultivate Sati (mindfulness, awareness) on a dharma that has a rythm in it. For example, in an out breath. Or it can be movement that has a regularity, like swaying... or even a mantra.
  12. Looking for a new teacher/school after Healing Tao

    I'm not into qigong, neigong, neidan, etc... but I recently found this website which offers various online courses. It might be what you're looking for.
  13. Why light in Buddhist scriptures disappear

    I believe that the main element that leads to the experience of light is the stabilization of a natural rhythm in thoughts. Sometimes, this is present in an innate way and it is therefore sufficient to follow the changes in the body. But if a person does not have this rhythm of thoughts, he will never be able to see the light using this method in my opinion. For this reason, the Buddha taught to cultivate Sati, awareness on the basis of dharmas that alternate rythmically (in and out breath, for example).
  14. Why light in Buddhist scriptures disappear

    Thank you I was interested in the references to seeing lights with eyes closed during meditation. Some Theravada meditation traditions describe the appearance of an inner light which is described as Nimitta. But at the moment I can't remember. which teacher talks about this