Wang Peisheng #2

Taiji Classic“If you fail to catch a catch a good opportunity or to gain an advantageous position, your body will be in a state of disorder and the cause of such must be sought from the waist or legs.”Master Wang says“If your waist senses discomfort, adjust the legs. If your legs sense discomfort adjust the […]

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Wang Peisheng #1

Taiji Classic “No excess, no insufficiency” “Stretch out as your opponent bends in.” Master Wang says “Follow your opponent’s bending without allowing him any chance to turn to stretching; and adhere to his stretching without giving him the opportunity to turn to bending, he will then be found in an awkward position.”

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III. ATTACK BY STRATAGEM

III. ATTACK BY STRATAGEM 1. Sun Tzu said: In the practical art of war, the best thing of all is to take the enemy’s country whole and intact; to shatter and destroy it is not so good. So, too, it is better to recapture an army entire than to destroy it, to capture a regiment, […]

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Yin and Yang Functions

Yin is the material basis for Yang Yang is the functional manifestation of Yin An excess of yang implies a deficiency of Yin and vice versa. This is the general characteristic of acute conditions In chronic conditions, a deficiency of one aspect does not always cause an excess of the opposite In extreme chronic conditions […]

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Chapter 58 Transformation according to circumstances

其政悶悶,其民淳淳;其政察察,其民缺缺。禍兮福之所倚,福兮禍之所伏。孰知其極?其無正。正復為奇,善復為妖。人之迷,其日固久。是以聖人方而不割,廉而不劌,直而不肆,光而不燿。 1. The government that seems the most unwise, Oft goodness to the people best supplies; That which is meddling, touching everything, Will work but ill, and disappointment bring. Misery! — happiness is to be found by its side! Happiness! — misery lurks beneath it! Who knows what either will come to in the end? […]

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Chapter 24 Painful graciousness

企者不立;跨者不行;自見者不明;自是者不彰;自伐者無功;自矜者不長。其在道也,曰:餘食贅行。物或惡之,故有道者不處。 He who stands on his tiptoes does not stand firm; he who stretches his legs does not walk (easily). (So), he who displays himself does not shine; he who asserts his own views is not distinguished; he who vaunts himself does not find his merit acknowledged; he who is self- conceited has no superiority […]

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