The Great Learning • Da Xue 大學 Confucian Teaching

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The way of great learning lies in illuminating bright virtue; Holding people dear and stopping only at utmost goodness. To illuminate brightest virtue under Heaven, ancients governed their states first. To govern their states, they first put their families in order. To put their families in order, they first cultivated their body. To cultivate their body, […]

Sincerity

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真 When the sage embraces her/his divine heart, her voice can move and transform the world. One who lacks purity and sincerity cannot move others. When a person has the truth within, the shen-spirit may move amongst the external world with highest degree of sincerity. One who forces himself to lament, though may sound sad, […]

Winter Solstice QI Node · Dōng Zhì 冬至

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Winter Solstice · Dong Zhi · 冬至 · Qi Node begins on December 21st This is the point in the year where the extreme of Yin energy is upon us and hence, in the Universal balancing of Yin-Yang, Yang begins its return. In so, we enjoy the increasing presence of light. Warmth, rest and reflection […]

Living in the Tao

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Reverently entering nature and observing the flow of streams, rivers, and waterfalls is, in itself, one of the natural remedies for a troubled mind. Water benefits the ten thousand things and yet does not compete with them. Water dwells in places the masses of people detest. People detest such places not because they are bad, […]

☯ PERSPECTIVE ON NEEDLE SIZE

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Many people express that a phobia of needles deters them from receiving skilled acupuncture treatment, equating the experience of acupuncture needles and their insertion techniques to needles such as hypodermics or a chance barb to the finger with a sewing needle, the painful jab from stepping on a thumb tack, and other negative experiences with […]

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