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Cultivating The Energy Of Life : A Translation of the Hui-Ming Ching and Its Commentaries - Liu Hua-Yang

Cultivating The Energy Of Life

A Translation of the Hui-Ming Ching and Its Commentaries

Paperback Published: 17th February 1998
ISBN: 9781570623424
Number Of Pages: 120

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The "Hui-ming-Ching", first published in 1794, is a classic Taoist manual concerned with the circulation of internal energy by means of meditation. This translation discusses the practices of microcosmic and macrocosmic orbits, the role of breath in circulating energy and the conservation of procreative energy for the attainment of health, longevity and inner peace.

Introductionp. 3
Historical and Philosophical Backgroundp. 7
Teachings of the Hui-ming chingp. 17
Treatise on Cultivating Life
The Dissipation of Life Energyp. 23
The Six Phases of the Circulation of Firep. 29
The Jen (Function) and Tu (Governor) Meridiansp. 33
The Fetus of the Taop. 37
Emergence of the Fetusp. 41
The Transformations of the Bodyp. 45
Facing the Wallp. 49
Absolute Extinction in the Voidp. 53
Discourse on the Correct Method of Cultivationp. 57
Discourse on the Correct Method of Energy Workp. 71
Discourse on Stillness (Ch'an) and Movement (Chi)p. 91
The Nine Steps of Refining the Mindp. 103
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ISBN: 9781570623424
ISBN-10: 1570623422
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 17th February 1998
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.0  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1