A Practical Guide to Everyday Living
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Chinese Alchemy & Monkey
Tao of China
: Inner Cultivation Manual
the same Self-Cultivation Tradition
The Chia-hsia Academy
: ‘Lost’ for Millennia, then ‘Found’
: Differing Perspectives
To facilitate understanding, Chinese, not English, for key word-concepts
Create a tranquil (
) internal space (
) to attract cosmic powers
An Attempt to Re-contextualize the
for the 21st century
Jing, Chi & Hsin
Inherent Ambiguity of Ancient Chinese Text
Nei-yeh's 26 Verses are Developmental
stored in the chests of Sages .
The Ideogram for Sage (
: Definitions & Ideogram
Te + Awareness
Ch’i; Developing Te
Welcomed by Awareness (
Complementary Muscles: Physical & Mental
naturally filled with vitality (
) & balance; Emotions disrupt natural perfection.
: the Ideogram
Verses 1>3: Summary
4 > 6: Introducing
we use of its
stops within us
then leaves inexplicably.
Tao, the Ideogram
, the Ideogram
Both Ideal Practices & Mystical State
& Contemporary Science
resides in excellent
. To attract the
by making thoughts tranquil.
the Mentation Complex
I Ching: Applying will to thoughts, like applying discipline in a Family
, the Ideogram
employed to cultivate
and align body. Without vitality (
) we die and fail,; with it we succeed and flourish.
7 >9: Cosmic Relationships
Verse 7. Heaven, Earth, & Humans: Ruling Principles and Processes
Verse 8. Aligned Body & Tranquil Mind attracts
, the essence of
’s Definitions & Ideogram
Verse 9. Holding Fast to the One
Master Ni on 'the One'
10>13: Influencing the World Naturally
Verse 10. Well-ordered Mind leads to Well-ordered World
Verse 11. If Not Tranquil, Then Mind Not Well-ordered. Aligning Body assists Inner Power
Ancient History & Contemporary Science
is the source of intuitive understanding. Over-stimulated Senses disrupt Mind, which drives away
: Modern Definition & Ideogram
: middle, center or core
required for Well-ordered Mind. Centered
. Clean out
. This Practice limits Desires, which leads to Aligned Mind
: our innate nature, not a cosmic energy source
Natural, i.e. effortless, for the Conservation of Mental Energy
Summary: Verses 10>13
Verse 14. Non-verbal Mind within Mind for a Tranquil Mind to attract Tao
Verse 15. Preserve
, the fount of
, for vitality (
Verse 16. Cultivate
to develop inner power
and vitality (
Verse 17. Regular Practice of Coiling/Uncoiling to develop the
(Inner Power) of the Tao
Mind within Mind?
Verse 18. Unimpaired Mind & Positive
Flow changes human behavior naturally.
: Pre-verbal Intentionality
Verse 19. Refined
= deep penetration
Verse 20. Over-thinking and overeating drives away vitality (
Verse 21. Life = Heaven’s
+ Earth’s Body. Balanced & aligned breathing for longevity.
Verse 22. Vitality = Balance + Alignment; eroded by Emotions. Poetry & music neutralize worry & anxiety. Inner tranquility + outer reverence = return to and stabilization of our innate nature.
Verse 23. Tao of Eating: When full, stop eating. When hungry, don’t think of food.
Verse 24. Meditation (‘
revolving the ch’i’
) results in thoughts & deeds from Heaven.
Verse 25. Tranquility & alignment provide the Tao, the source of vitality & good fortune, a quiet place to settle.
remains in a tranquil mind (
): the result of following the Tao of restricting our sense-desires.
Master Ni on
, Mind and Desire