Laozi Health Thought and Qigong
Laozi is a famous philosopher and thinker in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period. He put forward many valuable insights on health, especially the philosophy of health, and has had a major impact on the development of later life medicine, health science, philosophy and qigong.
His philosophy of health was later inherited by the Chinese Taoist health school and became the originator of Taoism.
Laozi’s thoughts, including the philosophy of health, are recorded in the book Laozi, which is deeply recognized by the later generations of health care and Taoism.
In the 1973 papers unearthed from the tomb of the Han Sha Han, the two manuscripts of Laozi were discovered.
As far back as the Han Dynasty, more than two thousand years ago, after the death, people still have to bury the copy of Laozi, showing how much the ancients praised him.
What is Laozi’s philosophy of health?
Although the ancients deserve too much research, there are not many studies in modern times, and they think that they are different.
Generally speaking, Laozi’s philosophy of health has the following aspects – the pure heart and the desire to maintain a family have always believed that to be healthy and longevity, in addition to the body, the spirit should be healthy.
For example, the high-ranking health nurse of the Ming Dynasty said: “Mrs. only knows how to raise the body, do not know how to raise the spirit, only know the body, do not know the love of God, do not know the shape of the car with the gods, God goes to death, the car is defeated.”
The general idea of this sentence is that people only know how to maintain the body, do not know the spirit of maintenance, only know that they care for the body, do not know the spirit of love, do not know that the body is like a car with a spirit, the spirit will go, people will die, the carIf it is broken, the horse ran away.
From this point of view, to be healthy and longevity, we must pay attention to the material conditions such as diet, sleep, living environment, and also understand the mental state of people’s thoughts and emotions, and they are indispensable.
Laozi is extremely strict with the spiritual conditions and is extremely deep.
He said: “The evil is greater than the lack of contentment.
This means that the scourge is nothing more than ignorance, and sin is nothing more than greed.
If a person wants to see what he wants, then he must “sin” and “cause” is coming.
Why is this so?
He added: “The name and the body are close to each other. The body and the goods are many. You have to die with the disease. It is a bad thing. You will have to pay a lot of money. You will have to die. You will not be humiliated, you will not be insulted, you will be long-lasting.”
“The meaning of this sentence is, vanity and life, which is more cordial?
Which is more important in life and property?
Get and lose, which is more harmful?
Therefore, excessive greed will inevitably result in the cost of storage, and the more you store, the more you will lose.
The central meaning of this sentence is that you have to pay a certain price for what you want to get. Insatiable greed will inevitably lead to excessive consumption of the body, which will damage your health.
Lao Tzu has repeatedly reminded that “seeing the prime and the simple, less private desires” means that the appearance is simple, the heart is simple, reducing selfishness and reducing desire.
He also said that it is “not expensive and rare”, that is, don’t value rare commodities, but “do not fight for”, that is, do not compete with others for doing things, so as not to cause mental stress and harm the body.
Laozi’s philosophy of health care is quite reasonable today.
For example, modern physiologists have done such an interesting experiment, putting a cage placed in a rabbit next to a cage placed in a tiger, letting the rabbit look at the tiger all day long, and not to any “delicious”.Love to eat, but also sleep well, the result is not long after the rabbit is languid, shrink into a group, thin and weak.
As a control study, another rabbit rabbit was stocked in a natural environment and the results were very robust.
From this experiment, it is possible to polish, spirit and emotion, how important it is to people’s health and longevity.
The outstanding savvy Laozi said that “it is better to keep the poor than to keep the middle of the poor”, which means that more words will not work, but it is better to stay moderate.
He also said that “the wind is not in the end, the shower is not the end of the day”, which means that the wind can not be washed in the morning, less than a whole day under the heavy rain, so it is still good to keep.
Laozi believes that it should be “go, go to luxury, go to Thailand”, which means that you should remove those extreme, extravagant and excessive things.
He demanded that “the party does not cut, the honesty is not ambiguous, the straight is not ambiguous, the light is not blazing”, which means to be square and not to face blunt and stubborn, with edges and not scratched.Integrity and not scrupulous, bright and without glare.
That is to say, do not do anything, so that you are not to lose.
What if I don’t initiate it?
He said that “the strong beam can not die”, meaning that the violent person must not die.
He also said that “to count the number and not to do” means that the pursuit of too many honors has no honor.
Therefore, he believes that it is best to “do not want to be like jade, such as stone”, that is, it is best not to do anything noble jade, nor to be a rock.
Laozi’s health theory has been inherited and developed by the ancestors of the past 2,000 years.For example, Tao Hongjing, a great health family in the Southern Dynasties of China (AD 456 – AD 536), said: “There is no big worry, no big grief, this so-called neutrality, can neutralize longevity.”
Confucian Dong Zhongshu also said: “The person who can be a neutral person can live a life.”
“Today, for modern people, especially the elderly, these health views are still valuable.
While taking a break from his political and philosophical insights, Jing Laozi is also very rich, subtly and profoundly describing the experience and feelings of doing static work (ie sitting or sitting still).
Some people say that Lao Tzu may have come up with a bunch of political and philosophical views because of the mystery of doing quiet work, and hope that he can rule the country and the people.
For example, Lao Tzu said: “To be imaginary, to keep quiet, to do everything, I have to look back.
Everything is returned to the roots.
Quiet and quiet.
“The meaning of this sentence is: try to make the mind empty, to be firm and quiet; everything is growing and developing, I observe their cyclical substitution, things change, and finally return to their starting point, back to the starting point,Called “quiet”.
This has become the oldest and most classic practice enthusiasm often cited by future generations.
We all know that quiet training is good, which means that people are very comfortable, wonderful, and beautiful.
This kind of feeling is not generally understood by those who do not practice static, and Lao Tzu is experienced.
Even experienced, but also written into the text to pass down, is rare.
For example, he said, “The word is the thing, but it is only awkward.”
Hey, there are elephants; 恍兮惚兮, there are things; thieves, there are fine; there is fine, there is faith.
“The meaning of this sentence is that the “Tao” thing has no fixed form, it is such a shackle, but there is an image in it; it is so far-reaching, it has a deep meditation.Subtle quintessence, this subtle essence is the most concrete and true.
He described the wonderful feelings after the practice was quiet, and he could not describe it.
He added: “There is often no desire to look at it, and there is often a desire to look at it.”
The two are the same as the same name, the same meaning of the mysterious, mysterious and mysterious, the door to the wonderful.
The general idea of this sentence is that people can often see the subtleties of everything from the invisible, often seeing the ultimate of everything from the visible. These two (tangible and intangible) are different, and they are a source, far-reaching, extremely polar.Far deep, it is the subtle general door.
However, how can we observe these mysteries?
He believes that only by “concentrating on the spirit, dedicating to softness” and “removing the mystery” (to eliminate distracting thoughts and deep observation) can we do it.
In the terminology of Qigong, it is to keep Dantian, to be quiet, to think that Dantian can see its subtlety, and don’t want Dantian to see its ultimate, ever-changing and mysterious.
This is the portrayal of silence.
It can be foreseen that if Laozi has a deep understanding of practicing statics, he can’t cast such a subtlety.
Lao Tzu has a deep understanding of static work, but also proposed a set of methods to practice static work.
For example, he said: “There is nothing but a heart, a weak belly, a weak heart, and a strong bone.
“It means that if you understand from the perspective of qigong or static power, it is to eliminate distracting thoughts, to keep the abdomen, to eliminate desires, to strengthen your muscles and bones. Of course, Laozi wants to promote this name to govern the country and govern the people. Everyone is like this (“Often the people are ignorant and hopeless”), of course it is impossible, but it can be done when doing static work, so it has always been realized by the practitioners.
How can I get quiet?
Lao Tzu pointed out that it is necessary to “catch up its cash, close its doors, set its own sharpness, and resolve its disputes”, which means plugging the points of knowledge, closing the door to knowledge, not revealing the edge, overtaking the dispute, and killing the silence.
This can be said that China’s Qigong eliminates distracting thoughts and guides into the oldest embarrassment.
Based on the above, I can see that in my work, Lao Tzu has to grow up and live.
His insights have also been inherited by Chinese ancestors and even Taoists, and Confucian inheritance, such as Zhuangzi, Bao Puzi, Sun Si invited even Su Dongpo, Bai Juyi, Lu You and other great writers have insisted on practicing static work, and hereThere are written records in the world.
Therefore, Laozi is not a big philosopher, a thinker, but also a big health home.