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妄想 Wishful Thinking


New appreciation from experience and sensation will emerge ceaselessly in the process of practicing taijiquan. Actually, these kinds of sensation are temporarily but not reality. This is known as ‘wishing thinking’ in Buddhism. To seek for improvement we always have a thought in mind that “now I have come to realize how wrong I have been all those years”. When we feel that we are well presented, we need to be more careful. It is because when people are self-satisfied, we will reluctant to be away from this state partially and unwilling to move on. This is not only happen on practicing taijiquan, seeking wisdom requires the same attitude.



When we practicing taijiquan, we have a wishful thinking at the most that we feel we can relax very well. If we want to improve, we must know that the feeling of relax not under pressure is just a wishful thinking. In order to check and find out our relax state, we can push hands (a two-person routine exercise in Taiji) with the disciples under same master who is good at Jin listening. Try to relax under the pressure of the disciples during the push hand exercise. Apart from finding out if we can truly relax under pressure, we can also request the training partners to tell us the mistakes. This is an effective way to find out our shortcomings and make improvement. When you can overcome the difficulties you can also improve your awareness by vision. It is because after you have increased your standard, you can find out many mistakes of the others. However, we should remember that good and bad come out under comparison. When you feel that someone has made many mistakes, you are same as him in the presence of the master. My master never said we were doing right at taijiquan lessons. He just kept pointing out our mistakes. This teaching method was somewhat discouraging, however, it forced us to go forward. The more advance state we are in taijiquan, the more difficult in finding our shortcomings. We don’t know when we could identify our own shortcomings if we just practice on our own. If no teacher shows the way, it is

difficult to move on.

Written by Patrick SW Chan

Translated by Shirley Cheng

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太極拳有一樣重要技巧 ——「從人」。這技巧是必須修煉的,否則不能換勁,每到緊要關頭,拙力便會用上。拳譜對此早已說得清楚,「由己則滯,從人則活」。在十三勢行功歌缺中—更提到從人的練功法門「靜中觸動動猶靜」。這句練功法門看似簡單,當仔細研讀下便會發現充滿著矛盾。既然經已在動為甚麼還會靜?拳譜是給懂拳的人看的,否則拳是拳,譜是譜,兩不相干。這也是為甚麼現行太極拳出現教拳不教理的現象原因。「靜中觸動動猶靜


在太極拳中的對蕩目的主要是1.在不平衡中求平衡,以確保自己永遠是在最平衡的情況下。2.將對方來力或身體重量變成能量往外發放。3. 建立一個圓槓桿。 與人接手便會接觸到外來的壓力,如不將這壓力抵消,雙重自然會出現,人便不靈活,從人技巧也無法施展。最終因為要抵抗外來的壓力只能用上拙力了。這樣鬥牛便開始了。 如果用力與人接觸,前臂便會先出力。因此我常常對學生們強調練拳與推手時由肘至手指不能用力。一用上力


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