One of the things I want to introduce you to is Five Elements theory. Here I give you explanation by Tao master Mantak Chia founder of Universal Healing Tao System. Till I gather all the info I want to tell you about Tao 5 elements system I hope this video will show you how you our body works and how we can take control over our health and life in general. In my opinion Master Mantak Chia explanation is one of the best I’ve came across so far.
Early seekers of the Tao found Mantak Chia in a small office in Chinatown, New York City, and the Healing Tao system was born and yet another bridge was formed between east and west. Over time, many people found Master Chia and began to help spread the teaching of the Healing Tao.
From: The Secret Teachings of the Tao Te Ching by Mantak Chia and Tao Huang, page 46-47:
In Chinese philosophy, the universe is composed of the Five Elements
–water, metal, earth, fire, and wood–each of which has a yin and yang mode. All natural forms are expressions of these elements. Traditionally, the five seasonal changes (spring, summer, late summer, fall and winter) produce five colors (green, red, yellow, white and black) and five flavors (sour, bitter, sweet, tart, and salty). They activate the five tones (call, laugh, sing, cry, and moan), the five facial organs (eyes, ears, nose, mouth and tongue), and the five primary internal organs (liver, heart, spleen, lungs, and kidneys). All these fives are conceived within the bodily five elements (a body with two arms and two legs), expressed with five emotions (anger, joy, worry, sorrow, and fear); and manifested with five fingers. Lao Tzu acknowledges the interaction with the fives of the universe: five colors blind the eyes, five flavors dull the palate, five tones deafen the ears. The Taoist approach is to mindfully find the middle way as we navigate the stimulation of our encounters with all the forms of the world.
There is also The five elements philosophy in Japanese Buddhism, godai (lit. “five great”), and is derived from Indian Vastu shastra philosophy and Buddhist beliefs. It is perhaps best known in the Western world for its use in Miyamoto Musashi’s famous text Gorin-no-sho (The Book of Five Rings), in which he explains different aspects of swordsmanship by assigning each aspect to an element.
But let’s stick to Chinese philosophy and master Mantak Chia Enjoy learning:
Chi Nei Tsang Seminar in New York 2013
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