Although these are the techniques of practicing Tao in the Hou-tien, 10 understanding them is still necessary.
Whoever dissipates his vitality, spirit, and soul through ears and eyes is a commoner.
Whoever retrieves inward his vitality, spirit, and soul can become a Saint.
The practice of going with the flow dissipates. The practice of going against the flow retrieves. That is why Mencius said,
“To practice Tao, one needs nothing
but to retrieve his lost heart.”
Continue reading “65. What are the practices of going with and going against the flow? (& Q66 to Q69)”
The unification of man and the cosmos means that human is not only closely related to the cosmos, the man himself is also a miniature cosmos.
I Ching and Taoism have systematically explained the relationship between mankind and Tao.
Nowadays people have difficulty comprehending this relationship, owing to the fact that the soul is being masked by the Qi of Hou-tien 10 and the pursuit of materialism. Continue reading “Introduction III: The Unification of Man and the Cosmos”