By Stuart Alve Olson
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1992
The first English translation with remark of 3 vintage Taoist texts on immortality
• interprets The Jade Emperor's brain Seal vintage, The Immortals, and the 3 Treasures of Immortality
• Defines the Taoist thought of immortality and examines the lives and practices of Taoists who completed this state
• unearths the stairs had to in attaining immortality in our sleek society
The Jade Emperor's brain Seal Classic teaches that possible reach immortality during the cultivation of the 3 treasures of Taoism:
• ching sexual and actual energy)
• qi breath and important power, and
• shen spirit and psychological energy.
Chinese historical past is sprinkled with debts of people who utilized the teachings of the Jade Emperor and lived as much as 2 hundred years. Drawing on his huge wisdom of Taoism, martial arts, and chinese language heritage and tradition, Stuart Alve Olson accompanies his translations with informative observation that explains the historic context of the texts in addition to demonstrates the sensible functions in their teachings in modern life.
In The Jade Emperor's brain Seal Classic, Stuart Alve Olson offers new translations of 3 fundamental Taoist texts: "The Immortals," from the Pao P'u Tzu through Ko Hung of the Sung dynasty—the first Taoist in old China to offer a whole own account of his look for immortality; the 1st and in basic terms translation of the entire textual content of The Jade Emperor's brain Seal Classic, which has lengthy been one among 5 vital scriptures recited day-by-day via Taoists of the Dragon Gate Sect; and a unprecedented Dragon Gate treatise, "The 3 Treasures of Immortality," that defines the topics of ching, qi, and shen. Drawing on his large wisdom of Taoism, martial arts, and chinese language heritage and tradition, the writer accompanies his translations with vast statement that explains the historic context of the texts in addition to demonstrates the sensible functions in their teachings in modern life.
Stuart Alve Olson has been a working towards Taoist for over thirty years and has studied with the recognized Taoist grasp T. T. Liang (1900-2002). He lectures in the course of the international and lives within the San Francisco Bay Area.
"Contains first-class reasons of and knowledge on chinese language Taoist strategies, ideas, practices, and pursuits. It additionally offers priceless suggestions for daily overall healthiness and guidelines for gaining access to the mysteries of mysticism. Readers may be encouraged to start or renew their commitments for cultivating a fuller life." Master Mantak Chia, writer of Taoist Cosmic Healing
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Extra info for The Jade Emperor's Mind Seal Classic: The Taoist Guide to Health, Longevity, and Immortality (2nd Edition)
Forms contain information on strikes, throws, chokes, locks, strangles, holds, groundwork etc. To try to fit all the various techniques into a single form would be impossible. In the last chapter we covered the six key principles that apply to all armlocks. If the founder of a form wished to record information on arm-locks, their aim would be best served by including a sample of locks that expressed those six key principles, as opposed to trying to record every single arm-lock! I believe that is exactly what the creators of the forms did.
Some understanding of the history and development of the forms is important if we are to be able to understand them in their correct context, but we should never let history get in the way of practicalities. Whilst some people may only be interested in the ‘original’ applications of the form, what really matters to me as a pragmatist is how I can make use of the traditional forms to expand, enhance and record my martial skills. If I sometimes interpret and make use of the forms in a differing way to the martial artists of the past, then so be it.
Perhaps paradoxically, I feel certain that it is this approach that the past masters would wish us to adopt. ’ Traditional forms have a great deal to offer the martial artist, but only when they are correctly understood, practised and 27 Arm-Locks for All Styles expressed. It is hoped that this chapter has helped you to better understand the nature of forms, how arm-locks are recorded within them, and how we can use traditional forms to help us record arm-locks derived from other sources. The examples in the technical sections of this book will also help to increase your understanding of the arm-locks in the forms.