A fish trap

The purpose of a fish trap is to catch fish, and when the fish are caught the trap is forgotten. The purpose of a rabbit snare is to catch rabbits, and when the rabbits are caught the snare is forgotten. The purpose of words is to convey ideas. When the ideas are grasped, the words are … Continue reading A fish trap

Taiji rules from my daoist master J. W. Shadow

Few rules to follow when practicing Liu He Ba Fa as described in the book “Perfezione”: a collection of notes from the  speeches of Master John Shadows taken  by his Italian disciples at seminars and meetings with him for over 10 years, finally put together and edited by Lucia Bello, with Master John Shadow’s introduction and conclusion. Accept that you … Continue reading Taiji rules from my daoist master J. W. Shadow


道可道 非常道 名可名 非常名 無名天地之始  有名萬物之母 故常無欲 以觀其妙 常有欲 以觀其徼 此兩者 同出而異名 同謂之玄 玄之又玄 衆妙之門 The Dao which can be told is not the eternal Dao The Name which can be named is not the eternal Name The nameless is the beginning of Heaven and Earth The named is the mother of the ten thousand things Ever desireless, we … Continue reading Dao