May 6, 2005 at 1:16 am #5356
I am currently using a Taoist Meditation method from “Chu Meditation” by
Master C.K Chu. Basically it requires no vizualizations and the goal
is to reach an empty mind, through performing 5 different meditative steps to reach the finalstage which is an empty mind. My question is, is this style of Meditation as powerful as methods which require alot of vizualizations and putting the mind into various points. I find by stilling the mind the Chi can flow unobstructed throughout the body, in the book Master Chu emphasis’s that through emptying the mind we can find our “Sing” and eventually find our Tao.
Is this what you would call a Taoist Water method?.
Im new to this stuff but find it very interesting, any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
DCMay 6, 2005 at 1:44 am #5357
The method you just described goes straight for the heart of what the meditation is all about. Those who can’t quiet their mind reserve to practicing visualization techniques with hope that one day their mind will rest in stillness. It will definetely happen if the seeker is sencere and willing to let go. Non-attachment and non-clinging are very important in spiritual cultivation, because if you cling to mental, spiritual, or energetic states, you will hinder your spiritual progress.
<<< I find by stilling the mind the Chi can flow unobstructed throughout <<< the body, in the book Master Chu emphasis's that through emptying the <<< mind we can find our "Sing" and eventually find our Tao. This is exactly what happens. Stilling the mind is the first step to finding the Tao. It takes a lot of merit to find a good teacher and I'm very happy that you are on the right track. MettaMay 6, 2005 at 6:11 am #5359
I never visualize.
When I reach a state I work from that.
Chi and shen states I reach through dreaming, upon process of awaking.
I find it difficult to reach from other side, from conscious state.
My chi kung day practice is quite physical.
Do you practice meditation in sitting position or practice meditation of sitting?
It is connected to question of gravity.
Do you consider your meditation creative in all ways or dicreative?
You have the sight. So what do you see is my interest.
Greedy ofcourse. Will work it myself anyway. But if you have answer it would be appreciated as it is shortcut. …May 7, 2005 at 12:38 am #5361
Sorry but thats beyond my limited knowledge at this stage. I practice sitting meditation, I get up every morning and meditate using Master Chu’s methods, upon finishing my meditation I do a Chi slef massage on my Head, Face, Torso, Kidneys and Legs.
What I like so much about Taoist meditation compared to Zen and Bhuddist methods is the simplicity, empty the mind and your path will unfold.
I think Taoism is a much more user freindly Philosophy to follow than Bhuddism and is much more realistic in todays society.
I am also going to read and implement Master Chu’s Nei Kung book to further my QiGong training.
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