D A O I S M
Modern Taoism had its origins in Schamanism and developed under the influence of
and later of
toward actual Spirituality
as it is described in the "Tao Te King
The highest Tao
is the leading
"sense" behind all things and comparable with the higher Brahman of Adi Shankara
and the buddhist ' big emptyness
which is similarly known in Taoism as 'Tàixū'.
'One cannot cognize Dao only by speaking about It.
One cannot name by a human name that Origin of the sky and
earth which is the Mother of everything.
Only he who is free from worldly passions can see It; he who has
such passions can see only Its Creations.
The Dao and Its Creations are One in essence, though called by different names.
The passage which exists between them is a door to all the miraculous.'
(Tao Te King, chapter 1
'The five colours may blind the eyes;
The five tones may deafen the ears;
The five flavours may dull the taste;
Racing and hunting may madden the mind;
Rare commodities may prompt people’s illicit activities.
Therefore, The sage emphasizes the essentials of life, not the superficial temptations.
So he accepts this and rejects the other.'
(Tao Te King, chapter 12)
Daoism had in the sixth century the problem of the book combustion. The emperor
Qin Shi Huang
the burning of all philosophy books and history books from states other than
— beginning in 213 BCE
- again in the sixth century and again through emperor Tschen Lung, who had let all books gather
and catalog and let burn 2000 titles.
Therefore come most classical
from later times.
The internal secret doctrine stayed however preserved orally in family traditions.
Out of geografic reasons, the Taoism mixed up with the Mahayana buddhism(Chan)
and developed true spirituality.
Mao Tse Tung
tried to extinguish Daoism
and other religious groups within the culture revolution and only six Shaolin monks survived. Today are again
several thousand monks training in the Shaolin order to which the emperors permitted in the past to spread
the buddhism in China because of their achievements.
Yin - Yang
The two big polar forces
Yang and Yin
exist from hinduist sight in region of the polarities of Vishnu(trimurti).
They correspond with the polar electric and magnetic fluids of white magic(Fr. Bardon) und can be found
in a modified form on all plains. On the mental plain are the 'small Yin' and the 'small Yang' bound
to the poles of this plain(prakriti : buddhi - manas of hinduism).
In Taoism they are often generalized on all areas and connected with food and plants etc..
Chi and Shen
The taoist Chi of the meridians of the acupuncture medicine is comparable with the Prana of the yoga. Therewith
is Taoism also a path from the 'green dragon' (Prana) to the 'golden dragon'
on the buddhic
), according to the
practiceen technology, and then higher with the spiritual Yin-Yang-forces(comparable with the cosmic snake of Vishnu).
The entirely negative aspects of the material dragon are not mentioned in Daoism,
with exception of the fire dragon in the 'Xingming guizhi'.
The material body is influenced only indirectly with the means of 'Chi' and the above forces. 'Chi' means in
about "spiritual harmonizing power of purity" and it is effective against the negative powers of the dragon.
Another force is
which implies a person's mental function and consciousness.
Taoism is therefore in the beginning a higher magic training. First exercises
as described in "The secret of the golden Flower" prove the
existence of higher spiritual scool with the goal of creating the "golden elixir" and
the spiritual body.
Frank: Old Chinese healing ways, Jopp publishing houses 1991, ISBN 3-926955-29-5
Cavelius/Li Wu: Practice book of the Chinese medicine, Ludwig - edition
Stephan Palos: Breath and meditation, TB - incl.
Measurements of alpha waves and beta waves of the brain during breating methods
Lu Kuan Yü (Charles Luk) : Taoist yoga; secrets of the Chinese meditation
Shaolin and Taijiquan
To the internal martial arts practiced in China where the Chi plays a significant role
is also the Taijiquan
The chinese Shaolin
became public because
of their perfection in martial arts
Afterr the legend taught Bodhidharma
the Shaolin Monastery
the combination of meditation practices like Chan/Zen and the toughten up body movements 'Xǐsuǐjīng' (chinesisch 洗髓經) and 'Yìjīnjīng' (chinesisch 易筋經).
Out of them were later the Shaolin martial arts developed as well as the form 'Shiba luohan shou'(chinesisch 十八羅漢手 ‚
The 18 hands of the Arhats‘). But Bodhidharma taught the fight unlike his Shaolin followers only as a complementary
discipline to attain enlightenment(jap. satori; chinesisch 悟 wù; skt. bodhi).
The dragon is in some scools of "Kung Fu" which leads much further than martial arts
(chinese form of Buddha Vajrapani) a kind of synthesis of the four animals and therefore a kind of material Akasha, and
therewith a guardian of the threshold, but here only regarding the material ethers.
Shaolin has in his background the Qigong
and the Neigong
Some directions in the Taoismus practiced a kind of
was also transmitted to Europe in the Middle Ages.
The kernel of different taoist meditations are the practices of the
"inner Alchemy" and enable processes of inner transformation.
"Ten months the embryo (the European Filius Philosophorum) stands under fire.
After a year, the washings and the baths become warm, said the 'Lung Yen Ging'.
The reaching of the "golden elixir" corresponds the step of 16 the
Universal Doctrine. The 5 elements have however one in the Taoismus slightly
other meaning, just as the dragon.
In some scools of Daoism means the merger of qi in dantian (energetic
Center of a person) to produce a "holy embryo" (Shengtai), which is given the eternal life.
This fusion of the male and female forces(Yin and Yang; Fuxi
Nüwa, who is said to have been both the sister and the wife of Fuxi) has also been
similarly described in the european
(Frankfurt, 1550, Germany) with 'Gabricus and Beya'
as representatives of the masculine and feminine principle such as in
the 'Xingming guizhi', what points generally on Chinese influences or at least a
secret common knowledge of the initiates.
The small circle (Xiao-zhou-tian) corresponds (naturally first in full development)
with the step of 10 the universal doctrine (Spinner of the wheel).
The really fully unfolded large circulation corresponds at the same time already with the step
of 12 the universal doctrine - comparable with te
Richard Wilhelm / C. G. Young: The secret of the golden flower
Mantak Chia: Cosmic Fusion: The Inner Alchemy of the Eight Forces
(Taoist Inner Alchemy Series)
The alchemistic book of the inner being and life energy (Xingming guizhi)
(Luc Théler) : Hunyuan Qi gong: "The path to the championship", delivers
authentic knowledge and practical instructions, exactly like the different translations
of the book "
The secret of the golden flower
In addition also
" Mantak Chia
: Taoist yoga (- the basics of the Qi gong - healing and Chi circling)"
Traditional Taoism lends its attention on the
(Stella Polaris, Ursa Minor Alpha) and on the stars of the big bear.
The Hindus allocate their seven aboriginal
to a place in the big bear.
As Prototyps or enlivening origins of the Seven Heavenly Men(the planetary Logosses) are the
seven beeings regarded, who manifest through the seven Stars of the of the bear.(A.A.B.;G.L. II. 668)
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The book Leng Yen says: 'By collecting the thoughts one can fly and will be born in Heaven.
Heaven is not the wide blue sky, but the place where the body is made in the house of the creative.
If one keeps this up for a long time, there develops quite naturally in addition to the body, yet
But the "Hsien
" is only a magic
master. First the Zhenren
Chinese Buddhism sees as an 'enlightened arhat' or better the
is in chinese Taoism an immortal who realized his divinity (the step of 19 the universal doctrine)
through successful practice of the higher taoist practices and doctrines.
- *Lu K'uan Yü: "The Secrets of Chinese Meditation", p. 215, Rider Edit
- Blofeld, John: "Taoism - the Quest for Immortality", Hazel Watson, Aylesbury, GB, 1979
- Chavannes, Edouard: "Five Happinesses" Taoist Symbols
- Lu K'uan Yü: "Taoist Yoga"; Rider Verl.
- Lu K'uan Yü: "The Secrets of Chinese Meditation"; Rider Verl.
- Jing Liao, A historical perspective : the root cause for the underdevelopment of user services in
Chinese academic libraries, The Journal of Academic Librarianship, vol.30, num. 2, pages 109–115, march 2004.
(Article to the various book burnings)
- http://www.uri.edu/personal/yanma/597cl/userservicesjingliao.pdf : Jing Liao, A historical perspective
- THE HUI MING CHING: The Book of Consciousness and Life, Translated by Richard Wilhelm and rendered
into English by Cary F. Baynes
- The Cantong qi is the earliest book on alchemy