Category: Philosophy

  • The 10 Guiding Principles of Master T.T. Liang

    1. Nobody can be perfect. Take what is good and discard what is bad. 2. If I believe entirely in books, better not read books. If I relay entirely on teachers, better not have teachers. 3. To remove a mountain is easy, but to change a man’s temperament is more difficult. 4. If there is…

  • The Harmony of Yin and Yang

    As the Yang energy arises in another it is embraced with your Yin energy and becomes one harmonious energetic interaction. Dualistic thought is lost as one flowing energetic movement is embraced so that it is only one movement and not two. When this is demonstrated it appears as one seamless, graceful flowing movement without any…

  • Jeijin – receiving energy

    According to Huang Sheng-Shyan, the difference between taiji and other martial arts, is that taiji can ultimately develop jeijin (receiving energy), where yielding, neutralizing and discharging, all happen simultaneously. There is hardly any physical movement, and no mental intention at all, everything happens spontaneously and naturally. The practitioner is in a state of absolute central…

  • You are not your mind

    The single most vital step on your journey toward enlightenment is this: learn to disidentify from your mind. Every time you create a gap in the stream of mind, the light of your consciousness grows stronger. One day you may catch yourself smiling at the voice in your head, as you would smile at the…

  • Wang Xiangzhai’s directions in verse for Dachengquan

    Extremely subtle and profound, Boxing theory is not to be taken lightly. At the beginning of history martial art was of paramount importance; And it was there that science of learning has its root. Its essence has largely been lost, having been distorted to a sheer absurdity. This Boxing is based on spirit and mind,…

  • Can you be as a newborn babe?

    載營魄, 抱一,能無離乎, 專氣致柔, 能嬰兒。 滌除玄覽, 能無疵。 愛民治國, 能無為。 天門開闔, 能為雌。 明白四達, 能無知。 生之、畜之。 生而不有, 為而不恃, 長而不宰, 是謂玄德。 Carrying body and soul and embracing the one, Can you avoid separation? Attending fully and becoming supple, Can you be as a newborn babe? Washing and cleansing the primal vision, Can you be without stain? Loving all men…