Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam    ‘The world is one big family’   Strengthening bonds amongst communities from a Taoist perspective
“ Tao is the fundamental law of the universe and life. The two essential elements of traditional Chinese culture are Tao a...
...Tao is the fundamental law of the universe and life. Qi is the change and activities that manifest Tao.”
COMMUNITY ‘broad term for fellowship or organized society’ Old French: communité Latin: communitas  (cum, "with/toget...
NETWORKING   Intercommunication, Interraction, Collaboration   Help, Support, Working together
BENEVOLENCE Three levels of helping others:   Do good things (actions) Think good things (thoughts) Pure benevolence – You...
TAOISM   Over 7,000 years of history   At least 3,600 Taoist sects  
TAOISM   Lao Tze – Forefather of Taoism  Author of Tao Te Ching  ca. 600 – 300 BC
TAO 道   “ What is ‘truth’?    It is following Dao, following the most fundamental laws of life and the universe.    There ...
...Everyone may have a different view on this one thing, so who is right if there is only one truth, one fundamental law? ...
TAO 道 ‘ Tao is the fundamental law of the universe and life’ Following the ‘Natural’ Way   Harmony with Nature
QI   气  “ Qi is the change and activities that manifest Tao Qigong is the method that goes with them from the very beginni...
QI “Qi is the change and activities that manifest Tao” Qi is: Energy and information Human body: a field of Qi The world: ...
HUMAN QI   Body: Ming  命 Mind / Consciousness: Xing  性
QI GONG 气功 “ Qigong is the method that goes with them from the very beginning”. Qi:  energy and information   Gong: cultiv...
  QI GONG 气功  Qi Gong: cultivate, refine, upgrade our energy and information   Cultivate our body (Ming  命 )  and Mind (Xi...
Why?   The quality of our individual Qi affects the whole
RELATIONSHIP OF TAO AND QI GONG   “What are they, Dao and Buddha, and where are they? Buddha and Dao are not the statues o...
  RELATIONSHIP OF TAO AND QI GONG  Your nature is Buddha nature, is Dao, is infinite wisdom.  It is all inside yourself...
  RELATIONSHIP OF TAO AND QI GONG  Close your eyes now and you will see where your Buddha or Dao is....
  RELATIONSHIP OF TAO AND QI GONG  Open your eyes slowly. Have you found Buddha? No. Have you found Dao? No. But you have ...
Why?   “...Seeking and working externally in order to deal with life problems and elevate life will always be going in the...
Why?   “... The more you do this (working externally), the further away you will be from where you want to be”.
Fundamental law of life 自度度人   Zi Du, Du Ren   ‘Uplift yourself and help others’    (Ren Xue Human Life Science: Zhineng Q...
Why?   To upgrade the quality of Qi and information in our mind and body    So that we live in harmony with the Tao
How?   SELF CULTIVATION    of Xing  (Mind / Consciousness)   and Ming  (Body)
Results?   INTERNALLY:   Calm Mind + Relaxed Body   = Natural State  The state of the Tao
EXTERNALLY   Gives us the ability to:   teach with authenticity  touch people with virtues  earn trust with true abilities
DAO DE 道德   Moral conduct   Motives  Behaviour  Judgement
CONCLUSION   To strengthen networks and bonds between communities (from a Taoist perspective)   Zi Du ...    Uplift yourse...
CONCLUSION    To strengthen networks and bonds between communities (from a Taoist perspective)    ... Du Ren   Then you wi...
一儒一道一释流, Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism,   三子各话万千秋, each of them has covered ten thousand years.   到底说了啥么话, What on ear...
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This presentation was delivered at the 3rd National Hindu Conference of New Zealand in May 2010. The theme of the conference was \'Strenghening bonds amongst communities\'. The Taoist philosophy is that when we work on ourselves we affect everything around us.

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  1. 1. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam   ‘The world is one big family’   Strengthening bonds amongst communities from a Taoist perspective
  2. 2. “ Tao is the fundamental law of the universe and life. The two essential elements of traditional Chinese culture are Tao and Qi...
  3. 3. ...Tao is the fundamental law of the universe and life. Qi is the change and activities that manifest Tao.”
  4. 4. COMMUNITY ‘broad term for fellowship or organized society’ Old French: communité Latin: communitas  (cum, "with/together" + munus, "gift")
  5. 5. NETWORKING   Intercommunication, Interraction, Collaboration   Help, Support, Working together
  6. 6. BENEVOLENCE Three levels of helping others:   Do good things (actions) Think good things (thoughts) Pure benevolence – You are Good. God.
  7. 7. TAOISM   Over 7,000 years of history   At least 3,600 Taoist sects  
  8. 8. TAOISM   Lao Tze – Forefather of Taoism Author of Tao Te Ching ca. 600 – 300 BC
  9. 9. TAO 道   “ What is ‘truth’?   It is following Dao, following the most fundamental laws of life and the universe.   There is only one fundamental law for each thing...
  10. 10. ...Everyone may have a different view on this one thing, so who is right if there is only one truth, one fundamental law? ...   It is our job to seek that one truth”.
  11. 11. TAO 道 ‘ Tao is the fundamental law of the universe and life’ Following the ‘Natural’ Way   Harmony with Nature
  12. 12. QI 气 “ Qi is the change and activities that manifest Tao Qigong is the method that goes with them from the very beginning”. Master Yuan Tze, founder of Ren Xue Human Life Science
  13. 13. QI “Qi is the change and activities that manifest Tao” Qi is: Energy and information Human body: a field of Qi The world: a field of Qi
  14. 14. HUMAN QI   Body: Ming 命 Mind / Consciousness: Xing 性
  15. 15. QI GONG 气功 “ Qigong is the method that goes with them from the very beginning”. Qi: energy and information   Gong: cultivate Qi
  16. 16. QI GONG 气功 Qi Gong: cultivate, refine, upgrade our energy and information   Cultivate our body (Ming 命 ) and Mind (Xing) 性
  17. 17. Why?   The quality of our individual Qi affects the whole
  18. 18. RELATIONSHIP OF TAO AND QI GONG   “What are they, Dao and Buddha, and where are they? Buddha and Dao are not the statues or symbols that you see; they are yourself...
  19. 19. RELATIONSHIP OF TAO AND QI GONG Your nature is Buddha nature, is Dao, is infinite wisdom. It is all inside yourself...
  20. 20. RELATIONSHIP OF TAO AND QI GONG Close your eyes now and you will see where your Buddha or Dao is....
  21. 21. RELATIONSHIP OF TAO AND QI GONG Open your eyes slowly. Have you found Buddha? No. Have you found Dao? No. But you have found one thing: going back to seek from within...”.
  22. 22. Why?   “...Seeking and working externally in order to deal with life problems and elevate life will always be going in the wrong direction...
  23. 23. Why?   “... The more you do this (working externally), the further away you will be from where you want to be”.
  24. 24. Fundamental law of life 自度度人   Zi Du, Du Ren   ‘Uplift yourself and help others’   (Ren Xue Human Life Science: Zhineng Qi Gong)
  25. 25. Why?   To upgrade the quality of Qi and information in our mind and body   So that we live in harmony with the Tao
  26. 26. How?   SELF CULTIVATION   of Xing (Mind / Consciousness) and Ming (Body)
  27. 27. Results?   INTERNALLY:  Calm Mind + Relaxed Body   = Natural State  The state of the Tao
  28. 28. EXTERNALLY   Gives us the ability to:   teach with authenticity  touch people with virtues earn trust with true abilities
  29. 29. DAO DE 道德   Moral conduct  Motives  Behaviour  Judgement
  30. 30. CONCLUSION   To strengthen networks and bonds between communities (from a Taoist perspective)   Zi Du ...   Uplift yourself by cultivating your Qi
  31. 31. CONCLUSION   To strengthen networks and bonds between communities (from a Taoist perspective)   ... Du Ren   Then you will be able to uplift others with true abilities
  32. 32. 一儒一道一释流, Confucianism, Daoism and Buddhism,   三子各话万千秋, each of them has covered ten thousand years.   到底说了啥么话, What on earth are they trying to say?   一字真言’笑’不休。 All that has been said can be summed up in the axiom ‘never stop laughing’.  
  33. 33. gigong.org.nz taohealth.co.nz

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