Daoist practice of everlasting life…

The way of everlasting life is a main focus of daoist practice. To go along this attitude the daoist practice are quite many depends on the school the adept is following. But the philosophy is the same. Everlasting life means not the bodily aspect. The name Immortal is for many people confusing and leads to wrong action if deeper understanding is missing.

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Here are few examples for a better understanding about daoist exercises. The text is written by Xu Congshi, disciple of Wei Boyang.

 The three jewels, the real crux

The ear,the eye, the mouth- these three jewels,

block and stop them up,do not let them gape.

The truth in man lies at the very depths,

He roams wide yet guards a proper compass within.

Sight and hearing are both crooked and winding,

They function entirely together

As the pivot and lynchpin or the self,

Their movement never exhausted.

Bank up and guard the sight within,

Do not employ the ears in hearing,

Close the mouth to chattering,

With rare words out of the teeming void.

These three are the crux of the affair-

To be with a relaxed body, resting in an empty room,

Abandon the will and return to the void,

And without thinking thus find constancy.

Let signs of difficulty promote your change,

And preserve one mind without rebelling:

In bed the spirit cradled in your arms,

Alive and alert to its care or neglect.

It identifies the three keys to the inner development of an Elexir- the ear, the eye and the mouth. They correspond to the internal vitality or body essences:

Jing > body essence

Qi > vital energy

Shen > Spirit

During one`s cultivation lowering down the sensory organs. Means just reacting less or even not (mastership) of whats going on. The meaning is not to become a stone the meaning is to stay focused and relaxed within the body whatever is coming across. If you stay in this state of mind the so called “Golden Elexir” get created. This can be done because the mind stays calm all the time and you are beyond the point where Yin and Yang gets created. Not only in meditation you should get this point, no also during the hole daily action it is also called: “Refining the Elexir or Inner alchemy”

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Nondualistic Mentality

All of the dualities of live are mutually depend and mutually necessary. Here the quote about from Laotse in:

Tao Te Ching (21-2) In the world, everyone recognize beauty as beauty, since the ugly is also there. Everyone recognize goodness as goodness, since evil is also there.

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When one searches only for beauty one stigmatizes the ugly. When people see beauty as pure beauty they view the ugly disparagingly. In valuing the good as purely good their judgement is based upon the idea of bad. But the universal manifests through the division of two from one, each depends on its opposite. So what ? One exist because the opposite exist ! If one would not exist the other would also not exist. Mhhhh, then it would be no separation no judgement means paradise, Shangri-La, nirvana, heaven or Wuji like the daoist are saying.

Spirituell work….

When you start to meditate and you lower your eyelids no separation of spirit and intension is needed. The separation starts only when movement and stillness begin to follow each other. Meaning is the stillness (non action) is coming from the spirit and the intension works through action. The spirit can accomplish everything in its non action. The spirit is the ruler of action but does not move in its original. Intension by the other hand moves and is directing the spirit. For true intuition to emerge spirit and right intention must work together. To reach the goal you must extinguish all thoughts.

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Practice mindfulness every day until it is becoming like to brush one´s teeth. Mind creates reality you chosen to see things good or bad positive or negative. Meditation is a good tool to be aware of our mindset all day long.

Breath in and out ….thats it and don´t forget to smile

Autumn…part3

Good, now we know the Traditional Chinese Medicine had its the main influence from deep knowledge thousands of years of observation and the deep spirituell experience of daoist practitioner.

Autumn time is the lung time. The lung is the organ who disperse the Qi within the body and is nourishing the skin . To strengthen the lung you should especial take car of it in autumn time. Autumn is like I said before is the time where you can help the lung for increase its power because by nature the lung is ready to gathering it better in that time.  To help the lung in its work you can take care more by yourself in you skin. If do it the lung can have rest and store its energy. Sauna is for example good now to do and using creams after it and after shower is announced know.. More laughing as counterpart of the so called autumn melancholy. Many people suffering about the autumn melancholy because they are aware know of caducity. The summer is gone, the leaves falling down, the colors changing all this changing is the reason that quite many people mood is changing into a kind of melancholy or even depression. Lot of people catching now a flu or cold. The reason of it wrong diet still taken the summer food like salad, fruit juice, fruits from hot countries. With this kind of diet you open the doors and welcome the cold and the wind. Cold and wind are the factors for many diseases.

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smile even when falling down..

One golden rule for health :  Take in the opposite of the present weather

Simple rule but don´t take it to serious but the tendency should be in toward to this golden rule. Beside all this don´t forget the fun like so many health freaks are doing. These kind of people looking sick even they are absolutely doing everything right  from the diet aspect. Bon appetite

stay tuned for next autumn informations

True nature…

my first try to write my blog in english so will see how it goes…if its doesn´t fit I gonna change while writing again to my mother tongue hahaha

The “true nature” what does it mean ? Many time reading it in spirituell books or was hearing it at lectures. Example:

Unless you see your true nature , you shouldn´t go around criticizing the goodness of others

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Good and bad are distinct. Cause and effect are clear. All/ most mortals are unaware because of the heaviness of their Karma. They creating their own good and bad as well cause and effect. You can see things positive or negative. Like> the bottle is already half empty > negative or  ahh the bottle is still half full > positive. The Zen master is seeing the bottle and ? is just drinking …. Mind creates the reality for us. The meaning of your reality in this examples is the judgement with emotions. And this is not the reality at all, the bottle don´t cares about your positive or negative thoughts or speech. A bottle is a bottle and flower is just a flower and so on. To see and judge makes life positive or negative if you understand this you will come closer to the ultimate truth. Oneness with constant flow in a deep aware state of mind….so be happy… its on youhuhuhu