THE  FOURTHWAY  MANHO  E-JOURNAL

Volume 11             May 15, 2004


THE GREAT BREATHING DANCE, BODY QI  WORK, MENTAL ASANAS  AND COLOR THERAPY

By Professor  Dr. Tan Man-Ho

(A revised selected excerpt from the original work, Real World Views, Book 14 by Professor  Dr. Tan Man-Ho entitled "The Work, the Psychophysical Transformation and the Making of the New Human Being",  March 1983 ~ November 1983, Chapter 3, pp.15~35)

CHAPTER 3

 THE GREAT BREATHING DANCE, BODY QI WORK AND MENTAL ASANAS

        "On the one hand, air massages the apparatus of the neck, thorax and abdomen, one the other hand, these apparatus also change the way the air flows.  The awareness of this air dance in the great body is the way to develop balance in the human trunk.  What is essential in this dance is that every part of the trunk, thorax, abdomen and the neck is in constant rhythmic movements and the air is constantly circulating and ventilating in-and-out of the body, and massaging the body.  This beautiful flow forms the Great Breathing Dance!  And this same dance destroys and transforms all negative emotions into positive emotions gradually if not immediately.

       Nay more, as for this Great Breathing Dance, the backbone too should be encouraged to take part in it …....  to body perfection and longevity prolongation.

       The trunk is yang when in movement but yin in essence as it is more matter when compared to air.  The air is yin in this dance although in essence it is yang, so when in the dance, the air obeys the movements of the trunk.  Whenever the direction of air comes into conflict with the direction of the trunk’s movements, the air has always to yield.

       The law of conflict of air and trunk states that wherever the direction of air and trunk movements are in discord during breathing, all the five centers of thoughts, emotions, movements, instincts and sex will begin to function incoherently and even negatively, and the experiential states become negative too.

       Not only we have to constantly keep in touch with real breathing as it is, we must however become more and more conscious of it so that we are doing breathing in accordance with the laws of right breathing instead of mechanical breathing.  Once as a young boy, I had a friend whose breathing was habitually fast and rather abnormal.  He easily fell into a trance when exposed to intense ritual ceremonies.  There was an occasion when we were watching a Hindu Kavadi procession he suddenly went on trance, dancing like all the others. It was beyond my understanding he could dance in that manner without being taught, and his dance was perfect.

       "Didn’t you notice, the more these beings converse amongst themselves about those fearful subject matters, the more their hairs stand on ends?  And the faster their heart pumps?  Breathing becomes faster and the body feels a chill disturbing the harmony of both mind, body and feeling.

       "The fall of an inner psychic system from within is a result of internal causes and these causes are normally more powerful and permanent than the external causes.  That is why a religion has to collapse from within, never from outside.  Right breathing can transform trapped religions only from within through breathing correctly and naturally.

       "The trunk and lungs must be used like a tool in a relaxed and easy way, must move from relaxation into tension and vice-versa, consciously controlled, rhythmic and harmonious, air must flow like water slowly and not rigidly or jerkily forced.

       "The essential point to note in the harmonious development of the breathing apparatus of man is the combined, proportional and coordinated movements of the three departments of the breathing apparatus, viz. clavicle, thorax and abdomen.  It must not just emphasize on one or two aspects of the apparatus, produce uneven and incongruous development, and neglecting one part while overdeveloping the other.  Concentrating on one or two departments is essential when they have been neglected.  Artificial breathing means ultimate disharmony and early death.

       The mind deceives itself in its own generation of ideas (states, feelings and all other impulses).  Although ideas can be got from our own productive faculty, more can be got through exposure to the new ideas of certain groups or from secret books.  Through reading the multidimensional flow in most minds of ordinary people, I am quite sure that there is nothing essencely original in them except borrowed or implanted ideas from others.

       Mantra is the sounds manifested by the human body such as talking, singing, speech giving, lecturing, humming, whistling, farting, belching, groaning, etc. of which only the essence healing ones, the special yogic sounds are really valuable.  To advert sound-air dissonance, no noise must be made for and it is essential to breathe silently.  It is important to concentrate the mind entirely upon the action of breathing.  The ideal respiration is deep, slow, silent, easy and natural.  Voices must not disturb breathing.

       But the physical obstacles are even more daunting: the hard tense stomach which encumbers every breath, imprisoning the personality; the ribcage as inflexible as a breast-plate; the diaphragm immobilized by the wind – itself caused by spasms – which has accumulated in the alimentary canal. The first step is to relax all these muscles.

       "Yoga, on the other hand, maintains that all good respiration begins with a slow and complete exhalation, and that this perfect exhalation is an obsolete prerequisite of correct and complete inhalation, for the very simple reason that, until a receptacle is emptied, it cannot be filled. Unless we first breathe out fully it is impossible to breathe in correctly.”  (Andre Van Lysebeth, Yoga-Self Taught)

       "The mental body of knowledge is a set of related mental postures or mental asanas wherein all logical and psychological elements are utilized in its construction.  This creature is made up of many related concepts, mental asanas in serial form.  Thus by subjects such as accounting, mathematics, physics, geography, etc. we also mean the creature which is made up of many mental asanas and which we have curry flavored it with the tasty name, accounting, mathematics, etc.  A subject is a set of formatory pattern of mental muscles in operation known as mental asana.  Mental asanas are built up slowly, but they all come and go but by constant repetition, by daily exercises, regular practice until they become a normal second nature, an attainment of the "body".  They can be brought into operation with ease when the hydrogens enter it.  Natural mental asanas are built up according to the water principle, of clinging, repetition, circularity, dispersion and leap.  The law of three and the law of octave must necessarily apply here in this posture formation.

       "Acquire, retain and let go in the course of its coming-to-be and ceasing-to-be - these are how we could handle mental asanas.  Natural mental asanas behave like water in the vessels, when no mounting forces are holding them in position, they easily flow away and acquire new shapes.  It is methodologically harmful to mishandle the movements in the mental body of knowledge, by interfering with its normal movements in a manner against nature.  Such action causes mental stiffness, jitteriness, incongruity, illogicality, broken consciousness, sleepiness, rigidity, mental aches and tensions, mental tenderness, over-heating, coldness and mental fatigue.

       But in acquiring a new set of mental postures (a new subject) the same symptoms will often be experienced as a path to the new mental asanas, which the body has hitherto been stiff towards them; a path that requires conscious labor and intentional suffering to reach its goal.

       If the mental body is negative with numerous “illnesses”, diseases and postural defects, then meditation and relaxation, stilling and emptying are the effective ways to heal this body.  What is defectively formed has to be unformed!  What is diseased has to be cured!

       "Dàlü is chai-lieh-chou-kao or 'Pull-split-elbow-shoulder strikes'.  Learn to pull-split-elbow-and-shoulder strike an idea.  Also remember, neutralize-stick-and-strike any negative ideas and emotions that come to you.  Listen-stroke-rub-and-tickle ideas is a way to develop ideas.

       All postures, although initially require clutches or aids, must finally be able to issue immanently and intrinsically by themselves, by their own inner creative power.

       If external conditions do not interfere with the internal conditions, these postures can be expanded infinitely.  It can escape the earthly bound and even engulfing the forces of interference on the human body by the external conditions.  When the body is warm, Hatha Yoga works better; when it is cold, Raja and Jana Yoga works better.

       As to the correct ways of handling, curing, healing and exercising the mental body of man, one extra point may be brought to mind.  Mental asanas must not be tensed, erratic, rigid or developed merely by using the formal logical non-mobile jerky and sudden formation – move smoothly and slowly towards the posture and then after holding it in position for sometime gradually release it, of back to emptiness. It the mental postures are related in a serial group, try building the next one by a second return, then release again.

       "Qi is not equivalent to blood or even to breath.  It flows or circulates along the meridians (or nadis).  Qi and Prana are equivalent, the former being the Chinese name and the later Indian.  Qi is the third force of which breath is the active first and blood is the passive second.  The Qi system of meridians is not the same as the endo-nervous system  -  it is its own.  Reflexology, acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion, massage, Qi Gong (Prana-Yama), Yoga and Taiji are all related to the work on Qi.  Qi may not be equivalent to the bio-electromagnetic body and the negative ions, but they are related.

       "Both Taiji and Yoga break up “clots” and open-up blockages in the meridian system in the human body so that the vital Qi can flow through them.

       "It is really essential to “open-up” all the centers and release the hydrogens to flood and develop the human body.  He who has inner discipline cannot be set chaotic by outside forces.  Those who do not observe the contents of the centers do not know how, where and what they are …… And when they are.

       "The I-Work and the O-Work are just two poles of the same stick.  The I-Work is 'work-on-you' or 'work-on-the-second-and-the-third-worlds' or 'work-on-your-own-bodies' or just 'work-on-your-machine-which-makes you'  or 'work-on-inner-world'.  The O-Work is 'work-on-everything-in-the-outer-world' or 'work-on-the-first-world or 'work-on-everything-outside-you' or 'work-on-nature-and-society'.

       The O-Work, however, can only use matter (even the invisible ones), modifies it and changes it from one of its forms into another, from one arrangement into another, from one order into another or from one shape into another  …… in accordance with the man-machine potential which has been robotized as mechanical or unconscious or which has gone through a Real I-Work.

       Be a good I-Work as well as a good O-Worker.  The I-Worker have to carry out an inner exploration of their own bodies    to the remote areas too!

       "The essence of western physical education of significance is gymnastics and its associates exercises and calisthenics such as swimming, basic warming up exercises, synchronized swimming, aerobics, etc.  But the eastern physical education has gone beyond that.

       "Preservatives do not preserve BEING they merely retain the physical properties of food.  To avoid eating foods which have "died" for too long is to promote longevity.

       "Cold water speeds up blood circulation on a warm day and warm water does the same thing on a cold day.  Cold water vivifies the body by expanding the consciousness of Hanbledzoin (reins) and warm water contracts it.  However, warm water expands the shafts (blood) to facilitate greater circulation.   Water soaks the skin and makes it moist instead of dry. It facilitates skin elasticity.  Water absorbs the foul air, dirt, sweat and negative aura of the human body and removes them.  Water washes away germs, dissolves away harmful chemicals ……   Water allows the skin cells to breathe “directly.”  Water increases electrical motion on the skin and thus charges the nerves of the skin.  Water removes sleepiness, fatigue and tiredness.  Water hastens breathing and encourages deep breathing.   Swimming in water is therapeutic and creates a sense of buoyancy, and the buildup pressure gives an all rounded skin massage.   The water action on the human body is that of the soft against the hard.  The water’s way produces the same tendency in the human body and the human body tends to become more "fluid” than before on the basis of Hydrotherapy.

       All the above actions of water can work on the body in two ways.
          a)   On the outside of the body    the skin
          b)   On the inside of the body    the digestive tract

       "The injection method is a highly specialized function.  It is too delicate as water is different in different parts of the body.   Drinks enter the digestive tract and are absorbed into the body, the water, which is in excess goes to cleaning and moisturizing the tract.  An internal hydrotherapy must have a proper Nutritious Drink Recipe (NDR).  The task is to develop this NDR in conjunction with Longevity Food Recipe (LFR).

       “Making merely the habitual path, in the same pattern and the same subject matter, almost everyday, such a mind type is one dimensional.  And it is without life and richness.

       "The work is a practical doing to the body and it works to slow down genetic degeneration of the cell.  The psyche, being deeper in the cells must necessary be finer than the DNA molecules, and if psyche develops DNA molecules can change as the changes in the fine must soon be condensed in the coarse, i.e. the DNA molecules.  The work which works on the psyche can deter and slow down genetic degeneration.

       “'Pulling silk from a cocoon', and "That which pulls is the ‘I’".  And an 'I' pulls the silk from a cocoon up to a certain place and then another ‘I’ comes along and continues the pulling, each time to a different place.  And there are thousands of such ‘I’s.  It is only I-Work when these ‘I’s pull consciously and in accordance with esoteric principles.

       Let your body unite with the ‘I’ in-charge, flowing smoothly, slowly or swiftly, tranquilly and swimmingly along the aim of Mr. 'I' in a totally relaxed way, tensioned only when necessary.

       "The developed man capable of all possibilities in the various bodies and who has mastered many skills of his body can now unite with many types of people whom he comes into contact.

       "Books are tools of man for storing information.  They are not yet mechanized but they can be superseded by computers from the computer industry    the mechanics of the history of the storage of information.

       "It is not against the intent of the esoteric principle of Gurdjieffism to know everything.  Thus in Gurdjieffism no angles and domain of the body of knowledge should be left out.  The acquisition of each is a further expansion of the possibilities of thought and other centers..

       "The meridian workers, I mean the acupuncturists and the acupressurists, are bioelectrical technologists who work on human meridians and promote a healthy body by assisting the generating and distributing qi throughout the body.

       "Both the ends and means of an 'I' are transitory and interchangeable.  Then ends become the means and the means become the ends.  The ends are more visible than the means.  Both must become a conscious factor of the 'I'.

       "Can you catch a leaf which is drifting in the air?  If the ‘I’ of a man drifts like a leaf in the winds of his inner world, can you fix his ‘I’?  If a person’s ‘I’ is in constant motion can you stop it?  A "real I" gears the vehicle, goes in a definite direction will soon ‘I’  disengage its gear and allows another ‘I’ to take its place. This is human situation.

       "In both Yoga and Taiji exercises, the cracking sounds of the joints means that the joint stiffness is opened up by the internal movements of the muscles and the Qi.  It means the warming process is on the way.

       Move yourself into and out of a material order or a spiritual order smoothly …… understand that you have to remove the boundary which is set up by you yourself and once when you are in the domain you have to learn to remove it and get out of it.  Circulate (and break down any blockages) your energy from one center to the other, smoothly, relax and without any attempt to hold it in thoughts, feelings, 'I’s, sexual impulses, instinctive and muscular tensions.

       Relaxing, letting go, stilling, silencing, meditation, etc. are means to the work on the centers.  Regulating impression foods and switching off the burnout or poor functioning “wires” of a center is essential for the work.

       If the Auric Atmosphere of Behavior, AAB toxin has accumulated in the psychological field of a center, then expelling it is a good way so that it does not poison the body.  Do not spit it on someone by your side.  But if you are constantly spitting toxins on someone you have better to devise other ways to do it.  For example, that is to accumulate them in certain parts of your body as a “toxic dump for unwanted impressions”.  And burn it so that the energy which is released can be used to propel your vehicle further to whatever goal you are aiming.

       "Forms of matter, matter’s geometrical forms can also cause diseases in man.  This is another impression food of the eyes like colors.   Natural geometrical shapes are more healthy foods than the artificial mathematical form of geometrical shapes.  These two kinds of foods can be proportionally consumed  -  they are comparable to the natural foods and canned foods. Geometrical shapes which are constructed by men are imitations of the highly complicated or natural shapes of nature itself.  And they are part of the whole.  Artificial Geometrical Shapes (AGS) are foods which result from the needs by men’s faculty of mathematics  -  a psycho-planet formed in the body of modern man and which is kept alive by constant consumption of this kind of food.  Geometricians are the researchers, the technologists and the chief producers of these foods. And they themselves consumed a large quantity of such foods.  Are these foods really good for the mind?  Does AGS promote longevity?  AGS are shapes which are straight with comers, broken and artificially curved.  Natural bodies do not have straight or broken lines or very sharp corners - they signify life forces.  And life forces are curvy and elliptical.

       If our moving center kinematics is circular or elliptical and continuous  -  we are sure to be healthier and even live a little longer.  Erratic movement, broken and straight kinematics of the moving center is surely harmful to the body because the body in not constructed to move in this manner for long.

       In consuming shapes, the eyes follow the geometrical lines of the object.  In an AGS food system, the eyes will jerk in its kinematics movements.  AGS foods should be consumed at a great distance.  It has more harmful effect when it is very near; it produces giddiness, etc.  Otherwise, it has to be small so that the eyes can take it in one gulp.

       Remember that the Moving Center's Health Tonic is 'CIRCULARITY' and 'CONTINUITY'  -  therefore, make circular movements without jerks and straight lines always and everywhere.  The eyes too need more unbroken circles.  This is a Taiji principle.

       "In plastic postures,

  • The attention has to be directed to the environment and back to the body again

  • Tune your vibration to the environment and maintain similarity of movements

  • When making sounds with the mouth, make them in the pattern and mode of the environment

  • Wear clothing which has the same color as those of the environment

  • Behave in a way so that neighboring being see you as ordinary and obnoxious being

  • Make it in such a way that a person cannot find a use in you both for himself and also for his work

  • Do not place yourself in the line of vision of the person you wish to be invisible to

  • Do not produce sounds of attraction

  • Do not allow attachment

  • Make yourself incomprehensible to other man by blurring the ideas in communication

  • Avoid too many contacts which lead to “pulling”

  • Train your consciousness to see the invisible string.  The invisible string phenomenon is a result of the existence of visible, contacts and communication.

       "The essence of Aching-Burning-Vibrating (ABV) experience in Taiji and Yoga exercises is deqi similar to the acupuncture experience.  ABV is a sign of the qi being agitated which rises to circulate the body and break down all blockages.
       ABV : produced as a result of muscular tension/or acupressure
       Deqi;  produced as a result of the introduction of a needle in to the acupoints

       "The mind should not be mishandled or carelessly developed to the extent that it becomes intellectually bound (or mental muscle bounds).  The mind must test at ease with any mental postures and movements, enter them and come out of at ease.  Healthy mental postures related to health, longevity, production, right knowledge, etc. are the honey that the mind must constantly feed on.

       "Death, in fact, is the limit which only those who are not afraid dare to venture beyond it.

       "Hemorrhoid is bleeding of the anal canal.  Two objective situations lead to its formation.  First, the internal weakening of the anal muscles due possibly to the lack of proper exercise, retarding blood circulation, etc.  Second, the external friction of hard stools due to food, irregular meals, indigestion from eating too much cold food and drinks, etc.

       To remove the internal causes, exercises are essential.  The exercises can be obtained from Yoga and other similar exercises.  Bulky foods are necessary to promote peristaltic exercises.  To remove the external causes, one must change one’s food.  You need to refer to the type of foods necessary to correct the wrong foods.  To remove the symptoms, inflammation, itchiness, constipation, indigestion, insomnia bleeding after passing feces, use medical ointment.

       "The therapeutic effect of listening to music is not as effective as humming the music or singing the therapeutic songs.  One is passive while the other is active.  Acquiring musical postures (mantra postures) by singing, chanting, humming and whistling are the active factors in creating the being-in-you and thus the being-for-yourself.  To be effective, the performance of any Musical (Mantra) Posture must be smooth, continuous, flowing, variety, relating and begins-and-ends-aesthetically.  Musical instruments are tools for amplification.  They serve to socialize or externalize.  But only internalize of these posture exercises will give the greatest therapeutic effect.

       When your emotion is negative use positive musical posture programs to transform it.  Learn to recognize the effects on the feelings of man.  Collect Healing music and songs, etc.  Learn the musical deficiency of man and diagnose musical deficiency patient to give correct musical nutrients and proper monitoring of the healing music.

       "New possibilities of the human body have a chance to emerge only when the past has been emptied.  All previous acquisitions by the centers have to be emptied, or made still in the first place before new possibilities can set in.

       Fundamental structure where major stiffness in the human body may be formed.

1) Spinal Column
2) Two hands and
3) Two feet
4) Neck
5) All joints

       "Up to this point then I would like to remind myself that the political obstinacy of my moving capacity lies in my two legs and of lest important, my back.

       "It is an error to be intrinsic to a system of thought to the isolation of all other existing thought forms.  All physical movements and postures that are erratic and bounded do not possess eternal physical truths. 

       The truth of the physical body lies in its perpetual motion and trialectical transformation.  Robotized motion which is limited by muscle bounds possess only half-truths.

       "Herbs and drugs produce definite chemical vector in the human body.  For the balance of the microcosmoses, the ecology of chemical beings participating in the chemical works of the body must be of sufficient variety and of balance both in quantity and quality.  This total chemical equilibrium is responsible for the health of the human body.

       Eating a variety of herbs, foods and drugs is to cover in principle all the coarse regions of what constitutes the human body.

       "A person cannot breathe properly if the chest and abdomen are stiff and unrelaxed.  The point in the development of correct breathing is to relax and unbound the trunk.

       "A man’s being is controlled by two octaves, the ascending octave and the descending octave.  Only when your body takes on the ascending octave can you speak of continuing healthy existence and therefore, longevity.  The rays of religion have become the source of all wars because they are incapable of being neutral to things.

       "When the blood and the Qi do not circulate well in the gums, the teeth like fruits become weak, decay and consequently drop off.

       "He picks and possesses a drop of value.  Every drop of psyche experience has its place in the microcosmos.  It is there for a purpose for the organism.  Each drop compliments one another and is classified in accordance with the level of being in the diagram of everything living.

       "The unity of the world itself is a necessary factor for the inevitability of the unity of the mind which is its own reflection.  Although the mind has the capacity to isolate individual aspects of the world, once it relaxes, it will again get caught in another aspect.

       "Up to this day my task of breaking up all the muscle bounds in my body was not fully accomplished.

       "When matter possesses Holy Spirit it develops, but once the Holy Spirit is gone, Being-Degradation takes place and the degree of degradation is proportional to time.

       "In Taijiquan, where there is no physical contact, there is no physical effect.  Along the physical domain, there are 3 distances for an exertion of an impulse.  They are:

        i)  The fist of a straight hand
       ii)  The elbow of a bend arm
      iii)   The shoulder and trunk distance

       With jumps and moving steps the location of an impulse can be altered.  External forms of martial arts do not stick; the impulse creates explosions at various points in space.  Outside these points there are no forces, and so long as the explosive points lend on emptiness or diluted body, they cannot hurt the body.  Explosive points are either translational or rotational in origin or both interchanging into each other.  The effect of impact is greatest at the end of a translation motion and 1/3 from the end of the limbs for a rotational motion.

       Outside these points there is no force.  An opponent can either move farther away from the explosive points or move beyond, or forward and stick to the “beginning” of the explosive points.  He must glue himself to the body of his opponent and in this way he can neutralized all the effects of the explosive points and even prevents their formation.  Now that in this proximal unity, the being of the external forms of martial arts may have to move or jump out of the unity so that he can place the opponent in the annular ring of the explosive points.

THE TAIJI FORM OF MARTIAL ART

 

       But people of the Taiji form of martial arts have striking points of a sphere, because every parts of the body can strike.

       "Idea blows like wind; it is blown into your body either strongly or lightly; your mind grabs it and if the grip is strong, your whole body is carried away by the wind.  Otherwise, another wind would have swept you off somewhere else.  Ideas that come from you are “winds” of internal origin as well as “winds” from an external source.  We must learn to be able to be carried away by a “wind” within being lost.

       “When there is internal injury due to the impact of a hard object or a fist, cold (ice) drinks and pork oil should not be taken.” (From a Taiji master).

       "Use breathing and movements of the abdomen, thorax and the clavicles to perfect the trunk.

       "In the art of self-defense, the branches (arms and limbs) should not be placed too far out of the main body or be placed there for long, less it is caught and broken off.  The twigs are always weaker than the trunk.  The twig-breaking art of self-defense is a deadly art.

       "When an opponent’s mind becomes hard his mouth produces provoking words to create the same in the proponent, creating hard against hard.  By letting his mind force land on emptiness, he has changed his mind direction and would strike on the other dimensions of the mind.  Let this also ends in emptiness.  Not satisfied he would convert his mind force into physical force and strikes the proponent.  Let this also lands in emptiness.

       "When the air moves out of the thorax and the abdominal muscles move outwards suddenly a “jin” or “abdominal punch” has occurred.  This abdominal punch can be directed against the opponent.  But when the abdomen is punched, force should be diverted into the thorax and the abdomen is strengthened by the in-moving air, the viscera organs there will not be easily injured.  The abdominal flap will yield as the Yang force of the punch proceeds forward but as soon as the effect of the punch is absorbed, pressure is quickly released from the thorax; the abdomen moves outward giving a jin to the fist.

       This I suspect is the essence of the meaning of the statement: “When they are in motion, they separate.  When they remain static, they combine”.

       "There are five locomotives in man to be given pushes or shots for them to begin real body history.  There are the mental, emotional, instinctive, moving and sex locomotives.  The biggest locomotive of power is the Qi - the diminishing prenatal Qi and the rising post-natal Qi. The Great Breathing Dance is the dance of these two Qi's in unity.  The instinctive-moving-sex centers, as they develop, traverse many “problems” of their own and “solve” most of them.

       "The mind may talk a great deal about the physical body, but the physical body has to be developed; it must 'can' and 'can do'.

       "As I have already mentioned, yoga is the rest form and Taiji is the moving form, so I wish to further clarify that only the motional form is capable of moving an outside object.  While Hatha yoga lacks outer movement it is rich in inner motion.  Taiji is not as “wide” as yoga as it covers only the Hatha and Prana yoga aspects of man.  Jana yoga is unknown to Taiji.  Taiji’s 'I' or intent is the immediate 'I' but not the Real I as Real I and the fourth body is out of the domain of Taiji.  With Taiji 'I' comes the force Jin.

"The two feet are rooted on the ground
             Sometimes one foot roots
             Sometimes the other
             And back again to the first one

 The Taiji man is an oscillating puppet who never fall
              When pushed he yields
             When stop pushing he returns
             When push on the tummy, the tummy yields
             When stop pushing it returns

 Everywhere is not hard
             Even the legs are relaxed
             When it yields, it yields circularly

       The circles are big when the critical moments have reached a critical level; the circle becomes very small and the movement becomes fast as if solid when it attacks, it attacks circularly too.  The smaller the circle the more easily the opponent is uprooted …  When the circle becomes very big, almost a straight line, a jin (or force) is sent from the foot to its upper terminals.  In pushing hand, tensioning one foot is required only when it is required.

       "Taiji for longevity is not equivalent to Taiji for martial arts.  The ‘I’s or intents are different in the two cases.  From a long-term viewpoint the former aim is a better one.

       "Sit cross-legged as in asana, do the all-rounded movement for the backbone from the coccyx to the head, turning in whatever way which you can, slowly, controlled and harmonious. Make all possible movements with it.  Constant work and massage on a bounded muscle will ultimately unbound it.  Manage all bound muscles in your body, inside and outside.

       "In any yoga posture, the 'getting it' is tension in the definite region of the body and the 'letting go' is the relaxation of that tension.  When performing yoga exercises, tension begets relaxation and relaxation begets tension.  The two opposites disappear into each other as the physical body develops.  Yoga can move from rest-relaxation to maintained-tension and vice-versa.  As to time for maintaining tension, it depends on the capacity of the body.

       "Remember that in doing anything, anything, especially physical body development and perfection, aim for the end but not a single means to this end must be left untouched, untasted, unseen, unheard and unembraced.  And to be consciously aware of them leads to correct development. By body revolution is meant to perfect the human body suitable for the emergence of an esoteric group of mankind capable of representing the elementary fulfillment of the sacred historical period.

COLORS AND COLOR THERAPY

       Am Farb’gen Ablanz haben wir das Leben" (Goethe)
       "In the color reflection we have life"

       "Man’s knowledge and manipulation of colors has developed into the science and technology of colors. He has learnt that the Suns emanate something very fine which consists of many octaves of colors for which he has also developed the techniques and commercial uses of these colors.  The mysterious display of colors by man has created a world of weird combination of colors in their technocosmic perfection.  And these technocosmically manipulated colors are artificial impression foods for the eyes.  But there is also the natural colors provided by the Suns themselves with more healing values, and do not cause one to wear spectacles. These natural colors are the vegetables of the eyes, the raw materials which the eyes take and it is digested by the nervous system but alas, together with the synthetic ones.

       Nature's green color is a good impression food for man.  It is a natural color of the jungle.  And it is getting lesser and lesser in the synthetic zarooarian cities.  The natural color for man is brown, black on the darkest scale and fair on the brightest scale.  Every being has its own color.  The color-pattern of beings is the work of the great instinctive intelligence.  These colors have different effects on different beings.

       The color therapists and the doctors have to work hand in hand to discover more about the nature of colors, its combination and the healing effects on man.  The development of the science of color therapy must be accompanied by the study of diseases which are due to the deficiency or ever consumption of certain colors.  A monotonous color of any kind can still the eyes and the mind; it, however, creates sleepiness and hypnotic state in man.

       Patterned colors have less calming effect on the mind.  Varied colors that moves in cyclical forms create confusion of the mind and sleepiness.  It is the most disastrous form of color combination and you can see them in the big zarooarian cities.  However, their effects are better when viewed from a distance.

       In feeding on color impressions, it is a good principle to consciously "eat" with the eyes a variety of colors, color combinations and colors in motion more from the natural world and less from the technocosmic world.  It is definitely bad in principle to merely feed on one particular kind of color or mainly on synthetic colors, except when one needs treatment.  The same goes to eating other foods through the different intake “gates” of the body.  The eyes is the main gate but every part of the body will absorb light - its "heats" or its "cool".

Red Green Blue

Liver/Arterial blood
  (Yang)
Moxibustion/Infra-red therapy
Warm

Pituitary glands
(Balance)

Spleen/venous blood
(Yin)
Acupuncture/Blue therapy
Cool

       A center can absorb and radiate energies and colors.

  From Physics

  From Fourth Way  (Gurdjieff Ouspensky Centers)

  Levels
  1.  do    Violet
  2.  ti      Indigo
  3.  la     Blue
  4.  so    Green
  5.  fa     Yellow
  6.  mi    Orange
  7.  re     Red
  Higher intellectual center
  Lower intellectual center
  Higher emotional center
  Lower emotional center
  Instinctive center
  Moving center
  Sex center 
  Above

 

  Below

       "From the results of the experimentation of the physicists, the primary color stopinders are red, green and violet and from them are derived other colored stopinders of light such as magenta (blue + red), peacock blue (blue + green) and yellow (red + green).  From their experiments by combining these primary stopinders, same white light from our Great Light Cosmos can be recomposed again.  Also from their experiments again, these white lights can be produced by combining the specific stopinder mixed ups, namely: magenta + green = white, peacock blue + red = white and yellow + blue = white.  White light has been octaving into red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet stopinders during immediately after its creation through its fundamental color stopinders red, green and violet.  In the real world where color filter, color absorbing and color emitting beings from nature and from the artificial man-made lab are found in abundance, the Great Light Cosmos with all His Colored Spectra will be transformed and shaped into the great mysterious color wonders in the universe.

      "Color rays from gems are found to absorb all other color rays and emit certain color rays.  These gems are identified in the following order:
              Do -  Onyx gives violet rays (ultra-violet)
              Ti -   Diamond gives indigo rays
              La -  Topaz gives blue rays
              So -  Emerald gives green rays
             Fa -  Coral gives yellow rays
              Mi -   Pearl gives orange rays
              Re -  Ruby gives red rays
              Do -  Cat’s eye gives (infra-red) rays.

        The mystery surrounding these gem properties has influence human psychology to the extend that these gems are treated as having therapeutic effects.

       Colors from flowers provide in pattern and natural geometry the wonders of aesthetics and are also therapeutic to human moods and emotions.

       "Centers predominantly attract and radiate these rays.  Each center can draw in all the seven colors from the outside world although each of them has a predominant color to absorb and radiate. Each center corresponds to a certain rate of vibration.  But does the rate of vibration cover the whole range of the vibration of the electromagnetic spectrum?  Every center can be perceived internally.  Each center is a “body” of its own, both in quantity and quality.  Each center is not completely colored to the exclusion of others.  But each center is capable of vibrating at a rate to correspond to the color it is based.

       "The sense organs are the organs of receivers, digestion and distribution of impressions.  The centers are the accumulators of the digested impressions or undigested impressions, and colors are just one of the foods.  Shapes and various perception qualities are other impression foods.

       "Behavior, aura or atmospheres are basically the outward radiation issued by the body.  If there is indigestion of impressions or constipation of impression excrescence, the atmosphere of auric behavior is negative.  If the digestion is proper there is very little toxic and negative excretion of behavior.   If all the 7 centers are in good condition and function properly, the auric atmosphere will soon become positive, good, clean, bright, shiny and luminous.

       When malfunction of a center occurs, certain negative excretions will be present in the auric atmosphere corresponding to the malfunction.  When the physical centers, the instinctive, moving and sex centers, function our physical excretion of sweat, air, excreta and urine will be acceptably clean.  But if the auric atmosphere of behavior is constantly negative (negative symptoms) it only means that the body as a whole is constantly removing behavioral toxin    the body is by nature sick psychologically.  It is only attempting to cleanse itself.  For some people such “cold” lasted for five or six years, others however, only a few minutes.  The Work is a way to heal the disease.

       Moxibustion and infra-red therapy is red color therapy for a blue man or a yin man.  Acupuncture and ultra violet therapy is blue color therapy for a red man or a yang man.

      "A yang-type man who is restless, hot temper and aggressive should be given blue light (yin factor) to restore his color yin-yang imbalance.  Such a man has greater red in his color balance, and as a result is sick in the domain of auric color.  It is a blue deficiency color caused disease.  On the other hand a yin-type man who is timid, weak and cold should be given more red light (yang-factor) to restore the balance. Such a man is red deficient.

       "Good color combination associated with longevity must “flow” from one color smoothly into another and not along vividly and contrasting color transformational jerks separated by AGS lines which are straight, broken and with corners.  Colors must mutually disappear into each other to reduce contrast.  Jerky color flows must be seen from afar or it must be very small to reduce this contrast.

       "Clothings are artificial skin and with their color combinations.  They are deceptive and often give a wrong aura to an unsuspecting passerby.  True aura is best observed on a completely nude body.  Clothing can be used to make a person “visible” or “invisible”.

    The color of clothing falls into the 7 color-based types:
         
1. Red based
         
2.  Orange based
         
3.  Yellow based
         
4.  Green based
         
5.  Blue based
         
6.  Indigo based
         
7.  Violet based

       “Often the exercise that is good for us is the one that hurts us most, the one that makes us miserable and uncomfortable with some pain.  This is the one that produces the deepest movement within and has the most healing effect.  These areas, stiffened through inactivity, are filled with toxins.  Release of the toxins might make the body ache, tired and painful.  But once inactive areas are reactivated and revitalized, the body becomes healthy.”  (Revised from Annie Wilson and Lilla Bed, What colours are you?  p.22, line 6-15)

      After reading this passage of mine, I would like to wish you the best of health in taking in as your daily eye-food, as much variety of colors, lines and shapes as you like and never forget the green colors and the harmonious lines and shapes.  Never forget further to feed on more natural colors processed mainly by nature on our Suns' lights.

MISCELLANEOUS

        "In this then peculiar social animal is the existence of the strange set up which they (the members) themselves called qualification as represented by certificate.  However, in this I would like to point out that I have just come to know of my general weakness in the language and I have in fact called it Cooliefication or Coolieficate.

       "Knowing the language of a foreign nation which is advanced and has a long civilization in great depth is beneficial as it gives us an access to the esoteric domain of its achievements.  It is impossible to go very far if a young group (not sufficiently advanced) dominates the masses in its own image.  This is a case of the blind leading the blind.

       "While young one sells his skill labor and when old one manipulates property with business principle.  This becomes the general direction of a propertyless young worker.

       "Man search for the elements on Earth and extracts them, isolating them in pure forms and this compel the Earth to take on a new geological balance where in pure forms separate from one another.  What should have been stored deep in the Earth is extracted and stored in the periphery, viz. the industrial warehouse.  So our environment and the atmosphere will be filled with more alien objects that have upset our inner harmony and inner development and to restore the balance, the Work becomes even more important.

       "Research is dependent on the needs imposed by the respective controlling social organizations but man must be prepared and even to always strive to go beyond these invisible limitations.

       "Rural folks are people whose essence is positive. Both their inner voices and outer voices are essencely based.  Their inner and outer voices are not opposites. It is essential to build up groups around you with common people who will be doing something useful for society.

       "Natural Therapy Institute (NTI) is an essential outward form for a group of esoteric people who practice the principles of longevity and health.  Bare foot doctors will be more prominent for those who are trained from NTI. Sociocosmic stopinder Institutes with bulky physical bodies being immobile are less effective in extending its services to the Great Sociocosmic Being.  Perhaps in certain areas where the need for natural therapy is perpetual that an established NTI be formed.

       "Man is a donkey.  If he is not a donkey in one way he will be a donkey in another way.  If he acquires more and more things of his own, he will have more and more work and in the end none will be carried out for long.

SOME SAYINGS

  1. "If you wish to change the world, first change yourself”.  (Andre Van Lysebeth, Yoga Self-Taught)

  2. Show your animals and they will spit on you, show your God and they will slyly and greedily stick to you.

  3. Doing is yang, “material property” is yin.  A man who is propertyless but can Do is a yang man.  A man who is rich but cannot do is a yin man.

  4. To do is to be able really to do!

  5. A yang is powerless when it is not completely yang; a yin is powerless when it is not completely yin.

  6. Learn the way of water, flowing smoothly with its surrounding wearing away gradually the hard rocks (bad men).

  7. We must not limit our inner world by imposing boundaries.  We must go beyond these self-imposed boundaries.  Learning leads to boundaries and meditation removes all boundaries.

  8. Active learners, are like monkeys actively playing and clinging to the trees they are attached.

  9. That which is non-being in us is made into a being-in-us.

  10. Not only must one see what is is, one must also see what is can become another.

  11. Conscious matters attract and repel one another when they come together.

  12. When you want to see, you can see.  When you don’t want to see you see nothing!

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