Yin – Yang (陰陽) = ‘Shadow’ (‘Lack of Light’, ‘Dark’) – ‘Non-Shadow’ (‘Presence of Light’, ‘ Bright’) Taiji Tu (太极图) = ‘Grand Ridge-Pole’ (a theoretical
Our loyal cat – ‘Lexi’ – is thirteen-years-old now, and following a recent health-scare we decided to to acquire (if possible) a kitten or two
Waiting to be loved. Listening at the window… A woman born a man, Yin contained in Yang. Ancient thinking. Televant and out of date… Progressive
The Chinese ideogram ‘精’ (jing1) dates back to the Seal Characters standardised during the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BCE) and the Han Dynasties (206 BCE-220 CE)
Shen is the realisation and permanent identification of consciousness with universal ’empty space’ to such a degree that when the physical brain ceases to function, the ‘practitioner’ becomes the state of ’empty space’ – which is the universe that includes all things. This is why advanced Daoist practitioners are able to enter this state whilst still in their bodies, so that the actual ‘act’ of dying becomes a formality whereby ‘breathing’ ceases altogether and qi energy permanently integrates with ‘jing’ and ‘shen’ – leaving the physical body behind forever.