Tao

Pensamientos del tao

Yoda

Yoda: Yes, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force. But beware of the dark side. Anger, fear, aggression; the dark side of the Force are they. Easily they flow, quick to join you in a fight. If once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will, as it did Obi-Wan's apprentice.
Luke: Vader... Is the dark side stronger?
Yoda: No, no, no. Quicker, easier, more seductive.
Luke: But how am I to know the good side from the bad?

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Estar contento con tu vida

To be calm becomes a kind of revolutionary act. To be happy with your own non-upgraded existence. To be comfortable with our messy, human selves, would not be good for business

Estar tranquilo se convierte en una especie de acto revolucionario. Estar contento con tu vida de siempre. Estar cómodo con nuestro desorden humano, no sería bueno para los negocios

Matt Haig
Razones para mantenerse vivo
Reasons to Stay Alive

Razones para mantenerse vivo | Reasons to Stay Alive

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Taichi real

One must distinguish the pure from the motley. Many practice taiji nowadays but it is not the real taiji. The real has a different taste, and is easily distinguished. With real taiji, your arm is like iron wrapped with cotton. It is soft and yet feels heavy to someone trying to support it. You can feel this in push-hands practice. When you touch an opponent, your hands are soft and light but he cannot get rid of them. When you attack, it is like a bullet penetrating cleanly and sharply (gan cui), yet without using any force.

The collection of Chen Wei-ming's Taijiquan writings

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Hemos capturado el Tai Chi por completo en un conjunto de notas

My favorite Ben story of all time is what he told us once during a break at the rundown Mission Street studio he held for a few years in the 90’s. He was talking about his recent trip to Israel, where he’d done some big seminar. He said there was a professor of dance in attendance, an older woman, said to be famous in her field, accompanied by her young female grad student.

Cook Ding's Kitchen

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Ondas y ondulaciones

Por lo tanto, cuando se aprende a practicar el boxeo, surge del vacio y retorna al vacío. Cuando llegas a este punto, las nociones de Xingyi, Bagua o Taiji desaparecen en nada más que ondas y ondulaciones, una resonancia unificada en la que ya no puede haber un "Taiji" o un "Xingyi" o un "Bagua". Por lo tanto, la práctica de las artes del boxeo no radica en las posturas, solo en el espíritu y la energía que están completamente redondeados y sin huecos.

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La grandeza del Chi

It is said that those who cultivate the greatness of the Chi can travel without encountering a tiger or a wild buffalo, in battle no weapon can penetrate their armor.

Se dice que aquellos que cultivan la grandeza del Chi pueden viajar sin encontrarse con un tigre o un búfalo salvaje, en batalla ningún arma puede penetrar su armadura.

Wolfe Lowenthal
2015 Long River Taichi Circle International Summer Workshop.
Amherts MA

2015 Long River Taichi Circle International Summer Workshop.

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Las espadas no deben hacer ruido

I dare not be the aggressor but rather the defender, to wield a weapon but not clash with the enemy. Swords must not make noise.

No me atrevo a ser el agresor sino el defensor, empuñar un arma pero no chocar con el enemigo. Las espadas no deben hacer ruido.

Wolfe Lowenthal
2015 Long River Taichi Circle International Summer Workshop.
Amherts MA

2015 Long River Taichi Circle International Summer Workshop

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Contrapartida física de la enseñanza espiritual del Dao

We dont use the sword as an acyual sel defense anymore, but the value of the sword is that it is the «physical counterpart of the spiritual teaching of the Dao».

Ya no usamos más la espada como defensa personal, el valor de la espada es ahora que es la «contrapartida física de la enseñanza espiritual del Dao».

Cheng Man Ching

Todo el cuerpo se siente cómodo

When practicing the form, the entire body feels comfortable; when pushing hands, the entire body feels lively. Therefore, after a long period of constant practice one not only avoids being tired, but actually feels more spirited after doing Tai Chi Chuan. This indicates great intensity of delight. However, beginners, who have not yet grasped the fundamentals, must go through a period of forbearance. Then, eventually, they will spontaneously enter the most enjoyable stages.

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Verdadero Taijiquan

In the world, there are a lot of people who practice Taijiquan. You have to know how to separate true from false. As a true Taijiquan, one’s arms seem to be like iron rods wrapped with cotton. You may feel they are soft outside, but quite heavy, and you can feel this in pushing hands. When the true Taiji practitioner use Na on you, you may feel the touch is very light, but you cannot resist with force. Issuing energy (Fa Jin) toward the opponent is as quick as a bullet shot from a gun, without requiring any strenuous effort.

Yang Taiji is One Family Across the Straits

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Los estudiantes abandonan lo inmediato

Students give up the immediate to seek the exotic; they don't understand the sheer marvelous function of the chi accumulating in the tan tien. The chi is just like wind, water and clouds. They each can store up power as the universe itself stores up the primal chi.

Los estudiantes abandonan lo inmediato para buscar lo exótico; no entienden la función maravillosa del chi que se acumula en el tan tien. El chi es como el viento, el agua y las nubes. Cada uno puede acumular poder como el universo mismo almacena el chi primordial.

Cheng Tzu's Thirteen Treatises on T'ai Chi Ch'uan

Los trece movimientos del Tai Chi Chuan son guía del chi

Originally the thirteen movements of Tai Chi Chuan are the guiding methods of “chi”. Guiding means leading the circulation of “chi” and blood. Therefore, when you do a good job of guiding, the “chi” and the blood will have a good balance. All sickness will be gone, but don’t misunderstand the method, and try very hard to obtain that balance. If you practice hard and naturally, you will get it when you reach maturity (when the time comes).

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