Ming Liu on Taoism

Ming Liu (1947 – April 2015) talks last year about what is Taoism…and medicine and body..

Ming Liu ~ http://www.biroco.com/yijing/Portrait_of_an_American_Daoist.pdf
Paraphrased high-lights ~

”Daoism from animistic shamanism, alchemy…

(physically) weak people might be sensitive ( and thus worth preserving from crude medical interventions)…..healthy must be adaptable, not just ”strong”…..we are constitutionally ‘rhythmic’ beings…constitution can even be ancestral…coming from past rhythms. Karma is ancestral chi. Esoteric disciplines eg yoga function to get us into  rhythmic experience of life.

Jing reprograms blood during injury…eg scar tissue comes from faulty Jing.

Lineage preserves the ‘science’……

(in west) many people’s interest is based on superficiality…..”there’s many kinds of ghosts, not all unfriendly, but who still take Jing”…

There have been visions in past of ant-like creatures living in listening cubes (sky-scrapers)  which are whole cities of ghosts..

Experiencing immortality does not mean not dying…

Interesting bit on Tao Teh Ching, about how without ‘transmission’ it is meaningless …(kind of)

I haven’t watched part 2 yet….but here it is for later ..

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