May 7, 2007 at 10:24 am #22165
I recently stumbled upon this video :
It shows the 6 Healing sounds but not in the HT manner.
Are there any differences (the impact, the sounds obviously are different) ? Which one is ‘the correct’ manner to pronounce and practice ? Confusing…
Did anybody practice these differents sets ? If yes, could you tell me more about the differences or could you advice me which set to practice…
ChristianMay 7, 2007 at 12:36 pm #22166
You should realize everything you learn in the tao arts there are many vairations, there is no one correct way, if we realize this we will have more fun practicing and learning.
There are many people who use healing sounds that are much older than M. Chia and probally older sources than the version he has presented. Pick the ones that reasonate with you. There are lots of books and dvds on them.
davidMay 8, 2007 at 5:44 am #22168May 11, 2007 at 7:44 pm #22170
I agree with what David said above.
It’s kind of like asking the question, “which is better, to teach
my dog to sit in English or in French?”
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter. If you continually repeat the word
“sit” in English along with your intention that the dog sit, then
eventually the dog figures out what you mean and just does it when you
say “sit”. If you did the same routine in French, the dog would respond
via that command.
Teaching the chi in the lungs, say, via the sound “sssss” is akin
to teaching a dog to sit. When you repeat “sssss” with your movement and
intention, eventually through practice the “chi figures out” what you mean
and responds. It’s the repetition and the consistency that cause the
learning, not so much the nature of the sound itself.
There is *some* effect from the sound, albeit a minor one.
For instance, if you instead trained your dog to sit via a five-syllable
command say using the word “juxtaposition”, the dog would still learn
to sit when you say “juxtaposition”, but it might take a little longer
for the dog to figure it out. Similarly, I hypothesize that certain
sounds were chosen for lung sounds, because they tended to cause speedier
training. For instance, when you say “sssss”, you can feel it in your lungs,
so it works better. However, so does “mmmmmm”, so I’m willing to bet
that you could use that as an effective lung chi training sound as well.
Ultimately, I don’t think it matters though. It’s just a way to communicate.
Any choice made will work, because after practice and repetition, the
vital organ intelligences figure out what you mean and respond appropriately.
Typically we choose the Six Healing Sounds, say from Healing Tao, more or
less just for commonality in training amongst all such seekers.
Hope this helps,
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