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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAOISM (FLESH ON THE BONES NOTES): Liànxíng 鍊形 refining the form

Yes, the picture above has nothing to do with a topic, it is supposed to be fun and more or less good to jump from the material body (tĭ 體) to the more transcendent things. 421 more words

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The Tao gives rise to all forms

The Tao gives rise to all forms,
yet it has no form of its own.
If you attempt to fix a picture of it
you will lose it. 33 more words

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAOISM (SHORT NOTES): Kūnlún 崑崙 Mount Kunlun

Kūnlún 崑崙 Mount Kunlun

“Kūnlún (also called Kunling, Kunqiu, Kunlun xu, etc.), an axis mundi in traditional Chinese cosmogony, is a mythical mountain located in the distant West, the abode of the goddess Xiwang mu (Queen Mather of the West), and a counterpart to the three isles of the transcendent in the eastern seas (see Penlai).”— explains Tomas E. 138 more words

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Encyclopedia of Taoism (short notes): Jìngzuò 靜坐 quiet sitting

“In Taoism, the term jìngzuò is secondary to other expressions denoting different forms of meditation, and was probably taken over from Confucianism. In fact, it only appears prominently and with a specific technical meaning in the twentieth century, used mainly by Jiang Weiqiao (1872-1955) in his particular mixture of modern biomedical thinking and neidan, which has been widely regarded a forerunner of the contemporary qigong movement.” After this very informative note written by Livia Kohn, I cannot avoid to remind about Japanese and Indian  traditions ‘to sit quietly’ too. 162 more words

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Dragon Age: Origins Mod Masterpost

IMPORTANT: If you are playing DA:O for the first time, please do not look into Skip the Fade, Dragon Age Redesigned, or DsC new faces for Zevran/Sten/Alistair/Morrigan/Leliana.

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TAOISM (PRIVATE MINI NOTES): Jīndān 金丹 Golden Elixir

The best quotation from the current encyclopedia entry I’d like to share was written by the editor, Fabrizio Pregadio: “Modern studies usually refer to the Chinese arts of the elixirs as waidan (external alchemy) or neidan (inner alchemy), but the authors of the alchemical texts often call their tradition the Way of the Golden Elixir (jīndān zhī dào 金丹之道). 375 more words

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Giảm cân trong 7 ngày chỉ với bí đao

Bạn có biết có một “phương thuốc” giảm cân thật đơn giản và nhanh chóng mà lại tuyệt đối an toàn mang tên “bí đao”. 748 more words