Self Transformation - Way of Inner Alchemy

Oct 19, 2021
 

 

 

Tao is the noumenon of all universal things.

It is soundless, formless, and intangible.

It is not bright, not dark, and hardly nameable.

Tao is so vast that it has no limits to confine it,

and it is so minute that there is no interior to fill it.

Tao is capable of exhausting infinitude.

Tao dates back to the time when there was no beginning and there was no time.

Tao is formless, but it gives birth to Heaven and Earth;

Tao is merciless and gentle,

but charges and empowers the movements of the Sun and the Moon....

Return to the Way of Tao 

entering into an enduring state of Balance and Harmony...

 

 

 

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Unify with Nature

Oct 14, 2021
 
 

The True Human unifies with Nature and equalises all things.

The True Human is empty,

yet is also everything.

The True Human is unconscious,

yet is also everywhere.

The True Human of old slept without Dreaming,

and woke without anxiety.

The True Human ate without concern, and breathed deeply.

The breath of the True Human arose from the depth of the feet,

while the Common Human breathes in a shallow manner from the throat.

The True Human of old knew neither to love life, nor to hate death.

They offered no resistance.

The True Human of old received with delight anything that came into their life,

and let go of anything that had been lost or forgotten.

The True Human’s mind was free from all thought.

Their way was one of stillness and Silence - shining with Simplicity.

The True Human was in Harmony with all things –

without any mind of knowledge.

~ Chuang Tzu

 
 

Chuang Tzu - 莊子 - was an influential Chinese philosopher who lived around the 4th...

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Heaven is my Father - Earth is my Mother...

Sep 17, 2021
 
Heaven is my Father,
Earth is my Mother….
That which fills the Universe,
I regard as my Body…
That which directs the Universe,
I consider as my Naure…
All people are my Brothers and Sisters…
All things are my Companions...
 
~ Zhang Zai - 張載
'Western Inscription'
 
 
* Zhāng Zài; - 張載 - was a Chinese philosopher, essayist, politician, writer, and cosmologist who lived during the years of 1020–1077 in the Song Dynasty. He initially explored both Buddhism and Taoism - but he felt the 'Great Way' could not be found there, and focused on Confucianism. He is most known for laying out four ontological goals for intellectuals: To build up the manifestations of Heaven and Earth's spirit, to build up good life for the populace, to develop past sages' endangered scholarship, and to open up Eternal Peace.
 
In Zhang Zhai's metaphysics, he views that all things of the world are composed of a primordial Substance...
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Yin Yang - Law of Harmony

Sep 07, 2021

 

Yin Yang is the Way of Heaven & Earth..

The Fundamental Principle of All Things...

The Father & Mother of all Change and Transformation...

The root of Birth & Death...

~Huangdi Neijing - Su Wen

Learning the application of the Law of Yin and Yang Energy Transformation is a deep secret and key to understanding the practice of Taoist Qigong and Inner Alchemy Meditation.

We may think that within our human body the general principle of the harmony of Yin and Yang Energy, is that Yang Energy should be kept strong and dense so that the Yin Energy can remain in a calm, peaceful and gentle state. Yin and Yang as a theory expresses itself in all aspects of life, form, transformation and change.

Yin produces form / Yang produces energy.

Yin grows / Yang generates.

Yin is matter / Yang is energy.

Yin descends / Yang rises.

Yin is the structure / Yang is the function.

Yin is the body, blood and body fluids / Yang is the 'Ki' energy.

Yin is the right side /...

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Learn the backward step - illuminate your self...

Jun 30, 2021

 

Learn the backward step
that turns your light inward
to illuminate your self. .

Body and mind of themselves
will drop away,
and your Original Face will be manifest.

Coming, going, the waterbirds
don't leave a trace,
don't follow a path.

- Dogen Zenji - 道元禅師 -



*Dogen Zenji  - was  known as Eihei Dogen - 永平道元 - and was a Japanese Buddhist priest, writer, poet, philosopher, and founder of the Soto school of Zen in Japan.  Dogen lived during the time of January 1200 – September 1253. 

Dogen was originally ordained as a monk in the Tendai School in Kyoto, he was ultimately dissatisfied with its teaching and traveled to China to seek out what he believed to be a more authentic Buddhism. He remained in China for five years, finally training under Tiantong Rujing - 天童如淨 - an eminent teacher of the Chinese Caodong lineage - 曹洞宗 - in Qingde Temple - 慶徳寺 - on Tiantong Mountain - 天童山 - in Zhejiang Province - 浙江 - .

Upon his return to Japan, Dogen began promoting...

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Zi-Ran - the Tao of Nature

Jun 30, 2021
 
Human Kind follow the Way of Earth;
the Earth follows the Way of the Heavens;
the Heavens follow the Great Way of Tao.
Tao follows the Way of Nature....
- Lao Tzu
 
Zi-Ran – ( 自然 ) - is a key concept in Taoism that literally can mean "naturally; natural; spontaneously; freely; also it is used to refer to 'Nature' , and something which exists freely of itself. Zi-Ran is what is 'Natural' and the 'Natural World'. Ziran also has the nuance, to refer to and point to one's 'True Nature' or 'True Self’.
 
Zi-Ran – ( 自然 ) - is perhaps one of the oldest philosophical views from the Taoist School. Lao Tzu introduced the concept of Zi-Ran throughout many chapters in his work the 'Tao Te Ching' and it points in one way to something which exists that is opposite to all the things of the world which are artificial and man made....
 
 
 
 
Tao Fa Zi-Ran - ( 道法自然 )
' Tao follows the Way of Nature ‘
 
Tao Fa Zi-Ran is a...
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Tai Chi - the Grand Ultimate

Jun 30, 2021
 
The Tai Chi comes from the Unbounded Infinity, the Primordial Union, the Wuji,
thus it is the source and mother of Yin and Yang.
 
If it moves, it separates;
if it is static, it combines....
 
All movements should be directed by conscious intention, and not by external force.
When moving up or down, front or back, left or right, the same intention is unbroken and united as One.
 
First the mind then the body —- when the abdomen is completely relaxed, the Qi Energy can rise in the body spontaneously; then the Qi Energy can penetrate into the bones.
 
When your spirit and body are at ease you can always move as your intention directs....
 
The mind should direct the Qi Energy to move. The Qi should be completely composed. Then the Qi Energy will penetrate to the bones.
 
The Qi Energy circulating freely, mobilises the body. If Qi Energy is correctly cultivated, one’s Vital Spirit will be raised...
 
- The Tai Chi...
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Opening the Energy Gates

Apr 26, 2019
 

Opening the Energy Gates

In Qigong, Neigong and Taoist Yoga Practice 'Opening' is a big theme. We open Meridians, Energy Gates, and Energy Centers. The Energy Gates we may view as having an 'Inner' and 'Outer' aspect. We have the '5 Outer Gates' and the '9 Inner Gates'. The '9 Inner Gates' sometimes termed the '9 Caldrons' are the places where meridians connect in the body, and move from one area to another - for example for energy to pass from the arm into the torso, the meridians must pass through the Energy Gate located in the Shoulder Joint. The 'Inner Energy Gates' are usually located in the major joint spaces - or more specifically in the 'Empty Space' between the bones of a joint, and also found in the spinal cord. The Energy Gates often become blocked, and this can cause stagnant energy, stiffness, pain, emotional imbalance and limits the movement of Energy through the Meridian system....

- Learn more about Neigong, Taoist Yoga, Qigong and Opening of the Energy Gates -...

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The True Human

Jul 25, 2018

The True Human Unifies with Nature and equalizes all things.

The True Human is empty, yet is also everything.

The True Human is unconscious, yet is also everywhere.

The True Human of old slept without Dreaming, and woke without anxiety. 

The True Human ate without concern, and breathed deeply.

The breath of the True Human arose from the depth of the feet, 

while the Common Human breathes in a shallow manner from the throat.

The True Human of old knew neither to love life, nor to hate death. 

They offered no resistance.

The True Human of old received with delight anything that came into their life, and let go of anything that had been lost or forgotten.

The True Human’s mind was free from all thought. Their way was one of stillness and silence. Shining with simplicity.

The True Human was in Harmony with all things – without any mind of knowledge.

~ Chuang Tzu

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Gate of Awakening

Jun 25, 2018
 

 

Nurturing Energy, forget words and guard it,

Conquer the mind, do non-doing.

The Human body is only Vitality, Energy & Spirit.

Vitality, Energy & Spirit ~ the 'Three Treasures'.

These Three Treasures are what makes up a human being,

and are at the very root of our health, vitality and spiritual expression.

~ Ancestor Lu DongBin

 HEALTH - Harmony of Energy

The main focus in the practice of Taoist Yoga is the development and balance of ‘Qi’ Energy.

Qi Energy can be viewed as the ‘Universal Life Force’, and is the underlying essence of all life, development and creation.

When our Qi Energy is in balance, we experience health, vitality, happiness and internal harmony.

When our Qi Energy is in a state of unbalance, we can experience sickness, emotional unbalance, chronic pain and fatigue.

The first aim of the practice of Taoist Yoga is to gain a smooth flow of Qi Energy, and an internal balance of Qi Energy, which gives one the experience...

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