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Qi – steam and rice

Posted in qi, taiji with tags , , , on March 28, 2009 by marksun

Steam rises through grains of rice and the rice cooks in the steam.  Our inner development is like rice cooking, our practice and effort is like the steam transforming  raw grain into sustaining food and energy.

It is interesting that the ancient Chinese and Kanji characters for Qi is composed of images of steam and rice.  Qi in wikipedia these images are in the character for qi – (same as in kanji) the one on the right is the character

“steam () rising from rice () as it cooks”

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