Origin of Qigong

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Origin of Qigong

Postby Yeung on Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:26 am

The term “qi gong” 氣功 is published in a poem in the Poetry of the Tang Dynasty (618-907):

《贈進士李守微》韓嶼
一定童顏老歲華,貧寒遊歷貴人家。煉成正氣功應大, 養得元神道不差。舄曳鶴毛幹毾e6,杖攜筇節瘦槎牙。

From Google translate:

"Scholars presented scholars Shou micro" Han Yu
Certain Tong Yan old age, poor people visit your home. Consolidation of qigong should be large, keep the dollar is not bad. 鹤 鹤 crane hair dry 毾 e6, stick with 筇 section thin fangs.

Can someone help with the translation?
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Re: Origin of Qigong

Postby cdobe on Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:13 am

While the text talks about practicing your qi, it is not the term qigong. The parsing is different. 煉成正氣 -> "Practice develops/grows the Zhengqi" and 功應大 belongs together and it means that the achievements from this are great.
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Re: Origin of Qigong

Postby Yeung on Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:44 am

Thanks, so 正氣 zheng qi (right spirit?) can be traced back to 《抱朴子》pao pu zi, Jin (300-343 AD), 《内篇》nei pian (Internal chapter)《极言》ji yan (extreme words).
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Re: Origin of Qigong

Postby Yeung on Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:27 pm

Sorry, Right spirit 正气 is from Confucian writer Liu Xiang 刘向 (Western Han Dynasty 206 BC – 9 AD)
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