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Liu I-Ming 18th century Taoist Adept

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22 hours ago, SirPalomides said:

 

Is this true? It would explain why some of those early Quanzhen guys so callously abandoned their wives and children.

 

Interesting. Let's talk about that...!

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On 3/11/2019 at 7:45 PM, freeform said:

 

LYM claimed that the most complete and simple map to the Neidan process is all written in The Journey To The West.

 

 

 

Likely it is true. However , reading " The Journey to the West " does need very high Chinese ability , especially those Taoist poems at the beginning of each chapter .

 

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Taoism emphasizes jing and qi , and  pays attention to the bodily changes , so there are "secrets " of Ming gong(practice) . Buddhism,  ignoring Esoteric Buddhism here, is mainly a pure spiritual  practice so  hardly does it recognize any " secret "  to find in order to gain a leap forward . There are only varied levels of the emptied Mind you have to attain , and whether you get a higher/ deeper one  or not  can only be confirmed by your sifu who had before you attained such a level . I  think likely Taoist one is more full and meets what people really experience  for what we eat , what we drink , how we sleep.. all affect our practice . Ming and Xing gong ( a series of deepening , emptied minds..s ) are in fact difficult to separate ;  Taoist criticism on Buddhist way is reasonable and must not be ignored. Jing and Qi are too important to  be  mistaken as  just "forms " ( "相" )  that people are vulnerable to be trapped in .

 

In fact , Taoist Ming gong is not that secret ,especially after  a modern guy Zhao pi-zhen( 趙避塵, 1860- )  , who belongs to the Wu-Liu school,  had written so much  about it explicitly  that anyone can google it by Chinese .  It is more a problem of low Chinese language ability of the Western people  than a problem of so-called Chinese Taoists sticking to their vanity of  keeping secrets not releasing  them to others..

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