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I DO have the "credentials" to judge who is an awful person and who isn't... wrote:
JessOBrien wrote:Are you talking about Liu Hung Chieh, his teacher in Beijing 1981-86? The guy was a freakin hermit, so I suppose his "credentials" would be shaky.
JessOBrien wrote:In Kumar's book he describes the Liu got interested in Taoism after hearing a priest at the White Cloud Temple in Beijing. So he split for western China and spent 10 years studying as a monastic out there. He said that Liu claimed to have studied the same circle walking meditation methods that Dong Hai Chuan had learned and later developed into Baguazhang. Interesting!
onebir wrote:I read that some of the temples in Beijing were saved by senior CCP people, so it's not implausible someone with connections might manage to be left alone.
johnbecker wrote:Having spent many hours walking around the city, it can be deeply moving to think about what has disappeared and the money grabbing race to the bottom of the cesspit that has replaced it.
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