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I've ended up at this place a few times when googling about qigong and philosophy. Many of the posts strike a chord, and I thought I might be able to contribute meaningfully. I've learned some good qigongs over the years, but do not practice near as much as I probably should, allowing business and vices to win out for attention. Hoping that joining at least some form of online sangha will be encouraging. Please bear with me if at any point I seem to be behave ignore-antly or otherwise less than appropriate in some way. I apologize in advance, as it is likely due to the social phobias that I'm keeping as pets. 

 

 

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Hello Nintendao, and welcome.

 

Your membership is approved and we're happy you found your way to us. We look forward to accompanying you on some of the way that you still have to go.

 

Please take the time to read the post pinned at the top of this Welcome page and take a look at the forum Terms and Rules.   This covers all you need to know when getting started.

 

For the first week you will be restricted to ten posts per day but after that you can post as much as you like.¬†Also, until you‚Äôve posted fifteen times in the forums, you‚Äôll be a ‚ÄúJunior Bum‚ÄĚ with somewhat restricted access and will be allowed only two private messages per day.

 

Good luck in your pursuits and best wishes to you,

 

Marblehead and the TDB team

 

 

Hi Nintendao,

 

I will try to keep you watered so that you might grow.  Both your stated interests are active discussions here.

 

You are welcome to jump right in ongoing discussions, revive an older thread, start a new thread of your own, or start a discussion in the "Newcomer Corner" sub-forms to expand on your introduction or ask general questions to help you get started.

 

May you enjoy your time here.

 

Marblehead

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On 8/20/2017 at 3:09 AM, Nintendao said:

Please bear with me if at any point I seem to be behave ignore-antly or otherwise less than appropriate in some way. I apologize in advance, as it is likely due to the social phobias that I'm keeping as pets. 

 

Hi Nintendao,

 

You are funny.

 

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Get on board. 

 

- LimA

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Alright! Thank you Marblehead, WayOfChi, morning dew, Limahong for a cheerful welcome.  With today being "eclipse day," I have a fine marker to begin a commitment to daily practice. Easing my wretched frame into movement with a slow version of siu nim tao form that I was fortunate to have learned ten years ago from a good friend who happened to be an accomplished student of authentic Ving Tsun. He noticed that I was standing in a horse stance one day out on a smoke break at work, and invited me to join his small group. I think i learned the stance from "David Carradine's Tai Chi Workout" VHS ten years before that :D 

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12 hours ago, Nintendao said:

With today being "eclipse day," I have a fine marker to begin a commitment to daily practice.

 

Hi Nintendao,

 

Yes, a very fine marker. The day when ying (moon) was in full embrace of yang (sun). Now you are Taoistically blessed. Go forward with your daily commitment, Heavenly Child.

 

12 hours ago, Nintendao said:

Easing my wretched frame into movement with a slow version of siu nim tao form that I was fortunate to have learned ten years ago from a good friend who happened to be an accomplished student of authentic Ving Tsun.

 

(i) My wretched frame

The amazing grace ... that saved a wretch like me ...

 

 

 

(ii) Siu nim tao form?

 

(iii)  Ving Tsun?

 

12 hours ago, Nintendao said:

He noticed that I was standing in a horse stance one day out on a smoke break at work, and invited me to join his small group.

 

A smoking horse?

 

12 hours ago, Nintendao said:

I think i learned the stance from "David Carradine's Tai Chi Workout" VHS ten years before that :D 

 

A old kungfu horse?

 

- LimA

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Good evening, Limahong,

 

Thank you for the blessings. I feel like i have a shiny new armor.

 

Amazing Grace... gets me every time.

 

I sometimes thought that Ving Tsun Gung Fu was kind of an odd way to be spelling Wing Chung Kung Fu. Maybe it is just the Cantonese accent. I think Moy Yat's lineage started using the unique spelling as a way to distinguish their community from the more mainstream view of western martial artists. They tend to keep a low profile, incorporating the art into a harmonious way of life. For example you will likely never find a Ving Tsun technician slapping someone around an MMA ring, but most certainly there are some Wing Chun guys doing that.

 

Siu nim tau ŚįŹŚŅĶť†≠ the "Little Idea," is the first form of the style, known to contain not only elements for building fighting strength, but also "internal" components, if done right.

 

Ť©†śė• the "Chant of Spring." A cool factoid is that the style was invented by women. Anyone who thinks this in some way detracts from its deadliness... has a lot learn!

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http://www.historyoffighting.com/ving-tsun-kung-fu.php

 

As for the smoking horse, i'll leave that to this guy for now:

 


 

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3 hours ago, Nintendao said:

Thank you for the blessings. I feel like i have a shiny new armor.

 

Hi Nintendao,

 

Shine on and on ... with the ther amazing videos

 

 

3 hours ago, Nintendao said:

Amazing Grace... gets me every time.

 

Same here. But dislike it at funernals. Why? Just too much ...

 

 

3 hours ago, Nintendao said:

I sometimes thought that Ving Tsun Gung Fu was kind of an odd way to be spelling Wing Chung Kung Fu. Maybe it is just the Cantonese accent. I think Moy Yat's lineage started using the unique spelling as a way to distinguish their community from the more mainstream view of western martial artists.

 

I thought it was something Vietnamese. 

 

 

3 hours ago, Nintendao said:

They tend to keep a low profile, incorporating the art into a harmonious way of life. For example you will likely never find a Ving Tsun technician slapping someone around an MMA ring, but most certainly there are some Wing Chun guys doing that.

 

Some sheep are born naturally black.

 

 

3 hours ago, Nintendao said:

Siu nim tau ŚįŹŚŅĶť†≠ the "Little Idea," is the first form of the style, known to contain not only elements for building fighting strength, but also "internal" components, if done right.

 

Little on idea but much in meaning? A ying/yang dichotomy?

 

 

3 hours ago, Nintendao said:

Ť©†śė• the "Chant of Spring." A cool factoid is that the style was invented by women. Anyone who thinks this in some way detracts from its deadliness... has a lot learn!

 

                           The Female of the Species

    WHEN the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride, 
    He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside. 
    But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail. 
    For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

    When Nag the basking cobra hears the careless foot of man, 
    He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can. 
    But his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail. 
    For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

    When the early Jesuit fathers preached to Hurons and Choctaws, 
    They prayed to be delivered from the vengeance of the squaws. 
    'Twas the women, not the warriors, turned those stark enthusiasts pale. 
    For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

    Man's timid heart is bursting with the things he must not say, 
    For the Woman that God gave him isn't his to give away; 
¬† ¬† But when hunter meets with husbands, each confirms the other's tale‚ÄĒ¬†
    The female of the species is more deadly than the male.

¬† ¬† Man, a bear in most relations‚ÄĒworm and savage otherwise,‚ÄĒ¬†
    Man propounds negotiations, Man accepts the compromise. 
    Very rarely will he squarely push the logic of a fact 
    To its ultimate conclusion in unmitigated act.

    Fear, or foolishness, impels him, ere he lay the wicked low, 
    To concede some form of trial even to his fiercest foe. 
¬† ¬† Mirth obscene diverts his anger‚ÄĒDoubt and Pity oft perplex¬†
¬† ¬† Him in dealing with an issue‚ÄĒto the scandal of The Sex!

    But the Woman that God gave him, every fibre of her frame 
    Proves her launched for one sole issue, armed and engined for the same; 
    And to serve that single issue, lest the generations fail, 
    The female of the species must be deadlier than the male.

    She who faces Death by torture for each life beneath her breast 
¬† ¬† May not deal in doubt or pity‚ÄĒmust not swerve for fact or jest.¬†
¬† ¬† These be purely male diversions‚ÄĒnot in these her honour dwells‚ÄĒ¬†
    She the Other Law we live by, is that Law and nothing else.

    She can bring no more to living than the powers that make her great 
    As the Mother of the Infant and the Mistress of the Mate. 
    And when Babe and Man are lacking and she strides unclaimed to claim 
    Her right as femme (and baron), her equipment is the same.

¬† ¬† She is wedded to convictions‚ÄĒin default of grosser ties;¬†
¬† ¬† Her contentions are her children, Heaven help him who denies!‚ÄĒ¬†
    He will meet no suave discussion, but the instant, white-hot, wild, 
    Wakened female of the species warring as for spouse and child.

¬† ¬† Unprovoked and awful charges‚ÄĒeven so the she-bear fights,¬†
¬† ¬† Speech that drips, corrodes, and poisons‚ÄĒeven so the cobra bites,¬†
    Scientific vivisection of one nerve till it is raw 
¬† ¬† And the victim writhes in anguish‚ÄĒlike the Jesuit with the squaw!

    So it comes that Man, the coward, when he gathers to confer 
    With his fellow-braves in council, dare not leave a place for her 
    Where, at war with Life and Conscience, he uplifts his erring hands 
¬† ¬† To some God of Abstract Justice‚ÄĒwhich no woman understands.

    And Man knows it! Knows, moreover, that the Woman that God gave him 
¬† ¬† Must command but may not govern‚ÄĒshall enthral but not enslave him.¬†
    And She knows, because She warns him, and Her instincts never fail, 
    That the Female of Her Species is more deadly than the Male.

 

- Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)

 

Sisters at TDB - please say 'thank you'.

 

3 hours ago, Nintendao said:

As for the smoking horse, i'll leave that to this guy for now:

 

Sisters at TDB - please behave.

 

-LimA

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29 minutes ago, CloudHands said:

A great alias :)

 

Hi CloudHands,

 

What and why?

 

- LimA

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Another new moon is here. Daily practice is holding up! I did accidentally skip a couple of days during all the excitement over hurricane Irma here in Florida. Blessings, all.

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3 hours ago, Nintendao said:

Another new moon is here.

 

Hi Ninendao,

 

Yes - we are now into the eighth lunar month. Today (22 Sep) is its third day.

 

This lunar year we have two sixth month. So the coming Lunar New Year will be delayed to 16 Feb 2018.

 

We had just concluded observing the seventh month ("month of the spirits"). It was 'big' in Singapore thus:

 

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Paper effigies of taoist deities at street ceremonies.

 

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Offerings in open spaces.

 

5 things you really shouldn’t do during the Hungry Ghost Festival in Singapore

Street opera.

 

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Taoist rituals during Zhong Yuan Jie

 

thian hock keng hungry ghost festival

Buddhist Venerable chanting during the Hungry Ghost month.

 

- LimA

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16 hours ago, Limahong said:

We had just concluded observing the seventh month ("month of the spirits"). It was 'big' in Singapore thus:

 

Very beautiful photos!  Keep looking on the bright side, to help save the world :)

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17 minutes ago, Nintendao said:

Keep looking on the bright side, to help save the world :)

 

Hi Nintendao,

 

Bright side => positive energies => save the world?

 

- LimA

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5 hours ago, Limahong said:

Bright side => positive energies => save the world?

 

Zhuangzi said, "Those who lodge in serene concentration radiate the light of Heaven." 

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11 hours ago, Nintendao said:

serene concentration

 

Hi Nintendao,

 

When you do the right thing, you get the feeling of peace and serenity associated with it. Do it again and again.

Roy T. Bennett
 

God Grant Me The Serenity Prayer Rocks River Framed Picture by Summer Snow

 

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Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along. - Paramahansa Yogananda

 

 

- LimA

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