Thursday, January 30, 2020

POST 433 01 FEB2020 Story Jade Mountain - Exercise 09 to 12 - Vietnamese Folk Painting - Paradox of the Ravens

 POST 433  01 February 2020

In this Post you will find

-LEARNING. Story of The Jade Mountain (continued)

-EXERCISE.  ND 09 to 12

-SHARING.The Paradox of the Ravens

  POST  433                            01 February 2020
In this Post 433 you will find the Exercises 09-12 of the form NGOC DINH / The Jade Mountain.


09   Five directions to explore
10   The path to the summit is spiral
11   The flowers are beautiful but sometimes dangerous
12   The songs of birds quiet us but diminish our alertness
09   Năm hướng ngũ-hành
10   Vòng tay leo núi
11   Ngàn hoa đua sắc
12   Chim choc ca vang

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Post 433  Story of The Jade Mountain (continued)

The Jade Mountain opened to the outside world by a small path visibly uncrowded. When the two young men arrived at the entrance of the path, they saw an old man sitting on a beautiful block of dark green stone. The man who was very old had no teeth left, his back was bent and his long white hair and beard were floating in the wind like clouds.   
The man discouraged them from going to explore this Jade Mountain. According to him, despite its beautiful landscapes and magical power, the mountain also offered dangers and terrifying scenes of struggle for life and fight against death.
To reach the summit, it was necessary to go through a large forest where fearsome animals, such as tigers, snakes and poisonous plants lived.     
The old man who had just passed the age of one hundred and twenty years told them that the stone block on which he was sitting gave him strength and made him feel happy even though this stone was only a small rock compared to huge blocks of jade that cover the top of the mountain.   
The discouraging advice of the old man shook the two young men. However, the thought of sitting on real big blocks of jade revived their fervor to continue their adventure.

As they went on the path, they saw on their right by the roadside a little hut in which lay a sick woman who was groaning in pain. She probably had a contagious disease and her family had put her in the forest away from her community. Sometimes in life painful situations push people to make decisions that break the heart.
They continued walking on the path and stopped at the foot of a tree to rest and eat some food that the women of the village had prepared for them.          
They ate in silence when one of them uttered an exclamation of surprise. The shell of a small pale blue egg had just fallen on his head. The man raised his head and saw a bird's nest on a branch of the tree above him. A birth had just occurred.

They continued their progress in the forest. As the sun began to decline, they met a young man coming from the opposite direction and walking at a fast pace. The young man was pale with fear. He told them that further up in the mountain there were ghosts and he was hurrying out.       
They listened attentively to the story of the young man but continued to advance towards the top of the mountain.

When it started to get dark, the wind began to blow very hard. The whistling of the wind through the branches of the trees was amplified by the echo of the mountain. It was as if an army of ghosts floated between the branches of the big trees screaming in a sinister way. It was terrifying.          
Suddenly, they heard the roar of a tiger in the distance. The tallest one of the two young men immediately took the initiative to climb a tree. He looked down with the intention of helping his friend to climb. Alas, his companion was gone! He managed to catch a glimpse of his figure running towards the exit of the path.     
His companion had abandoned him when danger became a reality. Fear had prevailed over courage.

(To Be Continued On Post 434)

    POST 433                                 

POST 433

PHILOSOPHY - Epistemology: The Paradox of the Ravens [HD]

POST 410 25 August 2019


BODY. Strengthen physical stability; develop deep breathing.
MIND. Alert, observing and critical mind.
WAY OF LIFE. This exercise implies a Method for exploring anything through four approaches.
1.HINH- Observing its appearance from three different standpoints (triangle).
2.THUAN. Viewing and reviewing it; getting to be familiar to it.
3.TINH. Exploring its core value (top-down, bottom-up, inside-out, outside-in)
4.KHI. Catching its “inner-power”, its center of energy, its vital point.


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Saturday, January 25, 2020

POST 432 25JAN2020 VIETNAMESE TET - Exercises 05-08 - Rich and poor countries

POST 432 25 JAN 2020
- Exercises 05-08
- Rich and poor countries

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  POST  432                                   25 January 2020
In this Post 432 you will find the Exercises 05-08 of the form NGOC DINH / The Jade Mountain.


05   Be determined
06   Develop your internal power
07   Be prepared to meet snakes and tigers
08   Like an eagle soar very high

05   Quyết tâm một mực
06   Nội lực luyện rèn
07   Xà hổ làm quen
08   Đại bàng chuyển cánh
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Post 432

Story of

The Jade Mountain


One day they arrived at a working site where many people were busy extracting the gold found in the sand of the river. They stopped there and found work immediately. The salary was high and the workers could use their free time to find gold for themselves and thus enrich themselves quickly.      
Considering the situation, a second young man from the group decided to stop the trip there and stay near this golden river to become rich. Without hesitation, the other three continued their journey.

After many adventures, one day a beautiful mountain appeared on the horizon. The inhabitants of the small village from which one could see from afar the beauty of this mountain affirmed to them with conviction that it was the Mountain of Jade. This peaceful village had the particularity of having very few men and many beautiful young women.      
Overall, the young women had a family resemblance. They were gentle, hardworking and had a lot of talent. They knew how to cook, to knit, to make embroideries, to do gardening, to decorate the house and to spoil the men. Indeed, men were precious in this little paradise. Despite the reign of polygamy, many beautiful girls remained single until the age of thirty.
When the time came for the three young men to leave for the Jade Mountain, one of them was missing. He had fallen in love with the most beautiful girl in the village and decided to raise a family in this paradise where he was pampered. The other two men remained determined to continue their journey to discover the Jade Mountain. They felt more than ever bound by an unshakeable fraternity.

(To Be Continued On Post 433)

    POST 432   25 Jan. 2020                                

Why Some Countries Are Poor

and Others Rich

          END POST 432

Sunday, January 19, 2020

POST 431 19JAN2020 WINTER NOW - EXERCISES JADE MOUNTAIN 01-04 - How to describe people

   POST 431 19JAN2020 WINTER NOW
  - How to describe people

  POST  431                                   18 January 2020
In this Post 431 you will find the Exercises 01-04 of the form NGOC DINH / The Jade Mountain.


01        Look at the immensity of the blue sky
02        Think about the depth of the ocean
03        Go around the world
04        At the foot of Jade Mountain

01   Nhìn trời xanh thẳm
02   Ngó xuống đại dương
03   Đi khắp địa đàng
04   Tìm ra Núi Ngọc
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Story of

The Jade Mountain

Once upon a time there were five handsome young men, strong, good and honest, who were in search for the Jade Mountain.    
According to the locals, the Jade Mountain was a wonderful mountain and those who would succeed in reaching its summit would get wealth, power and happiness.  
The problem for these young men was that no one around them knew where the Jade Mountain was, nor where to go to find it. They decided to ask questions to dignitaries and respected people in their village.
They spoke first to the venerable monk of the great pagoda. Without hesitation, the monk asserted that the Jade Mountain was in heaven and that only those who lead an exemplary life on this earth could see it in their next life after their reincarnation.       
When they went to the oldest man in the village, they heard a bleak answer. According to this old man, the Jade Mountain does not exist because it was invented to deceive fools and dreamers who think they can find a needle at the bottom of the ocean.   
From the respectable wise man who lived peacefully on a green hill, they did not get an answer but a method to follow. According to this wise man, if the mountain exists it must be on this earth so if one goes around the earth one must find it.          
The group of five young men found that this answer made sense and they decided to undertake a journey around the earth.

Hardly had they left their village, after only a few kilometers of walking, one of them decided to abandon this trip. After much thought, he found that going around the world without being sure to find the Jade Mountain was a matter of fatigue and wasted time.  
The four others with great perseverance decided to continue their search for the Jade Mountain walking through fields, hills, rivers, forests and mountains. (To Be Continued On Post 432)




  POST  431                     19 January 2020  

How to Describe People

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