dakini_boi wrote:Well that makes sense because metta can have the effect of regulating and purifying one's qi.
dakini_boi wrote:Disordered/polluted qi is mainly caused by afflictive emotions. Metta is an antidote to afflictive emotions - because afflictive emotions are all based on self-clinging, and metta pacifies self-clinging. At least, that's how I understand it!
dakini_boi wrote:I don't have a specific book to recommend, but basic books on Chinese medicine often explain how the emotions affect the movement of qi. I know you were asking about Buddhist qigong in another thread - there are a couple books I know of that cover a wide range of qigong practices, and have sections in them discussing Buddhist qigong . . . these books are "The Roots of Chinese Qigong" and "Qigong Empowerment." You may be able to find them at your library.
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