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Three Treasures

PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2003 8:16 pm
by Jackie Olsen
The body is the temple of life. Energy is the force of life. Spirit is the governor of life. If one of them goes off balance, all three are damaged. When the spirit takes command, the body naturally follows it, and this arrangement benefits the Three Treasures*. When the body leads the way, the spirit goes along, and this harms all Three Treasures.

~~Wen-tzu Classic (1st Century)

*Three Treasures - Essence - body (jing), Energy (Chi), Spirit (Shen)

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2003 8:30 pm
by maxwell ainley
Jackie The three treasures ,make good sound sense .I will post on this later .
max.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2003 6:29 pm
by maxwell ainley
Jackie ,getting the spirit in to the comanding position is what ,nearly all I talk about on these subjects ,when the body leads we do fall prey to all sorts of dilemma .
This matter is just not being addressed in general terms ,but there are great difficulties for any one who grasps this idea ,then attempts to carry out this law of three.
back later max.

PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2003 7:31 pm
by maxwell ainley
We arn't in correct state most of our live's ,in regard of the spirit taking the comanding position ,when its left in the dormant position how can it lead.

The spirit can be confused for the will of the body ,when really its asleep lying dormant .

The spirit can be confused for the will of the mind ,when again its dormant .

The spirit can be also confused for the will of the emotion,but again the spirit is dormant .

Deeper level observation ,will reveal who is in the driving seat ,and in moment to moment observation through out a full day in training.

In my own explosive build up the three wills were in operation ,at the time this is not clearly apprehended but non the less ,thats how the method works .
The method tells a story but the snag involved is reading the story ,reading the story takes time .
What I am saying is you just can't place the spirit in comand it is not that simple ,we have to get by forces at constant work within us that refuse in most cases to give up there positions .

If the task was that easy ,99% of the population would have it ,yet on the other hand practioners who work for these things find it can evade the best of training methods .That statement the three treasures comes from a spirit of a advanced nature .

max.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2003 5:49 pm
by maxwell ainley
The forces at work in us are dulistic by nature or if you wish binary ,they hamper the spirit ,we are not as one .
We need enlightenment to be as one .
Kidding ourself on that we are as one ,when in contented moments ,but they will pass ,in the west we arn't content for long or even the east .
Depending upon our character ,we may stay in contented states for longer but sooner or later ,they pass .
Going back to a all day observation study of our internal /and outer actions ,will show we are subject to transition .
Transition states ; hold us in bondage ,wether of longer or shorter duration ,we need to spot them first of all ,they make up who we are at any moment , dulistic .

max.

Re: Three Treasures

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2003 8:01 pm
by LeeDarrow
Jackie Olsen wrote:The body is the temple of life. Energy is the force of life. Spirit is the governor of life. If one of them goes off balance, all three are damaged. When the spirit takes command, the body naturally follows it, and this arrangement benefits the Three Treasures*. When the body leads the way, the spirit goes along, and this harms all Three Treasures.

~~Wen-tzu Classic (1st Century)

*Three Treasures - Essence - body (jing), Energy (Chi), Spirit (Shen)


Having been very busy and away lately...

A slightly different spin on this, due to personal history...

When the spirit takes command, and that spirit is damaged or warped, then all that follows will be warped as well.

This is the trap, for spirit can be misled and misdirected by thought, belief and sometimes Choice.

Some choose the path that others shun. Choose to use their skills and talents to pull themselves up OVER the bodies and spirits of others.

But the rise is often brief and the fall long and hard.

Still, some succumb to the lure of riches, or power or the delusion of their own enlightenment or even divinity. And it is the last two that bring the most suffering to all.

To do that is the greatest tragedy of all.

Respectfully,

Lee Darrow, C.Ht.
http://www.leedarrow.com

PostPosted: Fri Aug 29, 2003 6:44 pm
by Jackie Olsen
Complex beings that we are ... it is always the choice and the design and choreography of our life's energy/choices that affect the lives of ourself and others. Each conflic/choice decision triggers a reaction in waves to those around us ... only to return back on us again. Envision a stone tossed into a pond and observe the ripples that go out only to return back again to the source...

Glad to have you back again, Lee.

Jackie