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use the mind to move qi

Posted in saying, taiji with tags , , , , , on November 28, 2008 by marksun

We talked about the phrase : Yi Xin Xing Qi

Use the heart, the soul, the mind to put something in motion
Xin – heart/soul/mind
Xing – something in motion, put something in motion

We talk about sensing the inner depths

When the energy channels are clear the sensing channels are also clear.

Focus mind on the heavy tailbone

Da mo brought nothing material with him.  “there was not even one word came with Da Mo when he came from the west, all (practice) relies on your Xin Yi (heart and mind) to progress” ….means one has to sincerely use ones mind in his practice.

Often this phrase is used to remind people  not to learn by reading words but to use sincerity, to use intuition and to practice


Da Zhi Ruo Yu

Posted in saying, taiji on November 3, 2008 by marksun

A great sage is like a fool!

Our practice is the process of us training our mind to focus on higher conciousness level through feelings.  High level masters may appear to be simple when responding to the daily world because their mind often stays at higher conciousness level.  Their mind is busy doing something else instead of being occupied randomly by thoughts all the time or reacting to the daily stuff as we do.


Students draw the dragon body, the teacher draws the eyes

Posted in saying, taiji on October 22, 2008 by marksun

In the old country, students were instructed by rote to learn the form (the dragons body) , while the teacher reserves the essence, to be meted out only if the student is deserving (the eye,  the soul of the dragon).

xin yuan yi ma

Posted in saying, taiji with tags , , , , on October 18, 2008 by marksun

A saying, xin (mind) yuan (monkey) yi (another part of mind/ idea) ma (horse). The human being has the mind of a monkey and a mind of a horse.  The quick, calculating monkey mind is constantly darting about this way and that, the legendary busybody of nature, the monkey, in its minute to minute, day to day business of  survival.  In contrast, the placid, gentle mind of the horse guides a restless and wild spirit through a life roaming the plain. The  mind  is divided; we have a monkey mind and a horse mind. Who is in charge at any one time, and how we choose which is in charge, is a rather interesting question.

Progress relies on the Heart and Mind

Posted in saying, taiji with tags , , , on October 16, 2008 by marksun

A saying  in translation….

When Da Mo came from the west, he brought not even a single word.  All progress relies on the heart and mind (Xin Yi).

“One has to sincerely use ones mind in practice.”  This phrase is used to remind people to learn not only by reading words,  but to put sincerity, purity of heart, and intuition to practice.