TCM Systemic Healthcare Engineering 中醫系統養生工程學 #ISSS2016 : Chinese New year 農曆新年

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Wishes of Chinese new year: 猴年新春
Healthcare successful! 養生成功
physically strong 修身健康
emotionally happy 修心受樂
mentally kind 慈悲養性
behaviorally charitable 修行為善
spiritually enlightened 正見靈修

 

 

 

 

 

Systemic wishes for the Chinese New Year to you all! According to the Five Aggregate Human Mind system developed by Buddha, our minds are composed of five systems. Systemic Healthcare is about balancing each one of these systems, and balancing between the systems. The ultimate goal is to live healthily so that we can work and play and achieve our tasks in life. Let us examine the wishes and present an introduction to the way to achieve them.

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Chinese people believe that planning should be done at the beginning of the year and the beginning of the day. During Chinese New Year, people in China make good wishes for themselves and for others, and only auspicious words should come out of their lips. They have special blessing phrases usually comprising four Chinese characters. Let us find out how all these wishes can come true.

The basic essentials in life include clothing, food, housing and transportation. In the Confucian classic, one of the disciples once said “Food and sex are basic instincts of human beings”. The desire for food ensures the physical survival of oneself, and the instinct on sexual desire makes sure the continuation of the family, clan and race. In order to have a stable flow, better basic essentials are required. They are usually related to the following four-character blessing phrases.

豐衣足食《戰國策。秦策五》 Plentiful clothing and abundant food supply.安居樂業 Comfortable living and good career行動方便 Convenient movement交通方便Convenient transportation四通八達Unobstructed spatial connection朝發暮至《後漢書。烏桓傳》Speedy connection from one place to another

These desires stimulate the research into efficient and effective methods for good survival and continuity, and part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Healthcare is about physical body healthcare. Here we will try to match it with the physical component of the Five Aggregate Human Mind System developed by Buddha. TCM healthcare can be divided into three different secret ingredients.

The first ingredient is the TCM diet which includes the technique of having “ample food”. The essence of the TCM diet is their categorization of food into COLD, COOL, MILD, WARM and HOT, which also extends to the same categorization of herbs. TCM names this extension “The common source of food and herbs”. Using the 3D Superficial-Internal, Cold-Hot, and Deficient-Excess spectrums co-ordination system, one can perform the Differential-diagnosis to determine the state (position) of the body, and hence the corresponding healthcare food.

In order to have convenient movement and transportation, and unobstructed spatial connection, one needs good ability for physical body movement. Therefore the second part of the TCM Healthcare secret is the TCM exercise therapy – Open and Close 21 form. This includes the essence of the popular traditional Chinese Taichi Kung Fu. We filter away the fighting techniques and leave only those forms that can train all the joints of the human body for speedy recovery from pain caused by tendon injuries and physical sickness. 

After handling the instinct for food, now let us investigate the issue of sexual impulses. The common definition of sex is impulses generated by the sex organ causing emotional desire of the mind (heart) followed by the act of sexual intercourse. The definition of sex can be expanded into a wider and more general basis as craving impulses of the mind for continuation of the family, clan and race, which then generate emotions to make love. Such craving gives rise to the study into effective and efficient strategies for sustainment of families, countries and the world, as in the teaching of Confucianism. These Healthcare strategies are included in the third part of the secret – Lifestyle Healthcare.

Craving impulses stimulate the attainment action in our behavior. The “Twelve casualty cycle” in the teaching of Buddha points out that “craving” and “desire to attain” are two of the immortal seeds in the cycle. Similar teaching also appears in the teaching of Laozi (Lao Tsz 46): “No disaster is greater than being discontented. No catastrophe is greater than having unlimited desires. Contentment of oneself deriving from the feeling of not wanting more things will always make one feel satisfied at all times”.

Therefore the next step after physical healthcare is emotional and mental healthcare, both of which are usually linked in Chinese culture. Here we try to match the emotional healthcare with the heart system, i.e., the “sensation aggregate”, and also match the mental healthcare with human character, the liver system, i.e., the “perspective aggregate”, of the Five Aggregate Human Mind System developed by Buddha.

The goal of emotional healthcare is to remain undisturbed by negative emotions thus falling into a vicious cycle. One should instead consistently concentrate on positive emotions, gradually and naturally resulting in the distillation of happy emotions and pleasant bodily sensations.

Mental Healthcare aims to improve one’s habitual love and hate tendencies. We should eliminate feelings of jealousy for the rich and contempt for the poor. One should also forsake employing improper means purely to succeed. Nor should one selfishly seek pleasure at the expense of the feelings of others. In contrast we should develop our love towards the four pure characteristics in the teaching of Buddha, and relinquish the three evil toxic characteristics of human, namely craving, aversion and ignorance. The four pure characteristics can be simply understood as “unconditional love” towards others, mercy on the elderly and weak, sympathetic joy of sharing, and acceptance of the reality of life and human relations.

Behavioral Healthcare is about our action, and we try to match it with the “Action Aggregate” of the Five Aggregate Human Mind system of the teaching of Buddha. Buddha divides the Action Aggregate into three different kinds, namely the bodily action, the verbal action and the mental intention action (brain wave? energy field?). The teachings of Buddha include: “Do not withhold an action because it will only do little good, and do not perform an action because it will only do little evil”. Therefore we should choose only charitable actions with goodwill.  Only such actions could achieve the traditional Chinese wish of “Everyone embraced in one harmonious Qi”. The definition of being healthy by the World Health Organization, WHO, includes healthiness in three aspects, namely the physical, mental and “social”.

Spiritual Healthcare is about the improvement of our in-born characteristics, possibly hidden in our physical DNA or our energetic “spirits” fields (Aura?). We now try to match this with the “Observation Aggregate” of the Five Aggregate Human Mind system in the teaching of Buddha. Here we must put our foundation in the fundamental teaching of Buddha in the “Four Nobel Truth”, guided especially by the “Right View” and “Right Thought” in the “Eight-Fold Nobel Path”, which is the fourth part of the Noble Truth.

In summary, we have, in our lives, all experienced “I failed as much as I have succeeded. (Dicky Fox in movie Jerry Maguire 1996)”, and the pain of aging, sickness and death of our loved ones. From these experiences we should try to realize the truth of “Dissatisfaction (Suffering)”. Our experience also shows that unexpected changes in people and events around us would stimulate unexpected emotions and bodily sensations within us. We should from these experiences come to realize the truth of “Impermanence”. In Behavioral Healthcare we practice the act of helping others unconditionally with different degree of sacrifices. We should from these experiences come to realize the truth of “Egolessness”. And in short, we should live in the present moment (awareness), happily accept the karma and reality (equanimity), live our lives properly (Right Livelihood), respect others (sympathetic joy), have mercy for the elderly and the young (Compassion), and love others unconditionally.

To be continued… keep an eye on our social media.

Healthcare and Meditation are complicated knowledge. Here we are barely presenting an introduction. To learn properly, you should consult your teachers and masters in Confucianism, Buddhism, and Taoism, and Chinese Medicine Practitioners (E C), and other professionals.

More wishes for you: Healthcare successful!

Smiling at all times, Satisfactory progress academically, Shinning on you from your lucky star, Peace for the elderly and the young, Healthy physical growth, Dreams come true, Safe Travelling, Tranquility for all seasons, Immortality with the Universe, Coverage in a Harmonious Qi, Wishes for perpetual happiness and pleasantness, Youthfulness forever, Good appetite is good karma, Strong team and equipment, Five blessings knocking on your door, Energetic like the shining star, Happiness in the New Year, Smart and presentable, Lucky redness glowing on your face, Welcome the Spring and receive good luck, Achieving success according to your wishes, Develop Spectacular and outstanding skills, Good circulation of Fung Shui
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References:

Comparison of four different systems theory
A. Five Aggregate Human Mind System (Buddha)
B. Traditional Chinese Medicine Healthcare (Tomas)
C. R-Theory of Relational Science (John Kineman & Judith Rosen)
D. DSRP Systems Thinking (Derek Cabrera)

sub-system 1
A. 色 Physical
B. Physical Healthcare
C. Whole
D. Systems Part-Whole

sub-system 2
A. 識 Observation
B. Spiritual Healthcare
C. Observe
D. Perspectives Point-View

sub-system 3
A. 想 Recognition
B. Mental Healthcare
C. Reflect (meaning, goal, exemplar)
D. Distinctions Identity-Other

sub-system 4
A. 受 Sensation
B. Emotional Healthcare
C. Plan (intention, design, attractor)
D. Mental systems Metacondition-Analysis

sub-system 5
A. 行 Reaction
B. Behavioural Healthcare
C. Act (action,practice,dynamics)
D. Relationships Action-Reaction

C. R-theory,  Relational Science, Anticipatory system
1-observe (object,result,condition)
2-act (action,practice,dynamics)
3-plan (intention, design, attractor)
4-reflect (meaning, goal, exemplar)
5-whole

D. DSRP systems thinking
Sub-system (Yin-Yang)
Mental systems (Metacondition-Analysis) (Suggested by Tomas)
Perspectives (Point-View)
Relationships (Action-Reaction)
Systems (Part-Whole)
Distinctions (Identity-Other)

 

TCM Systemic Healthcare Engineering 中醫系統養生工程學 – Chinese New year 農曆新年

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Wishes of Chinese new year: 猴年新春
Healthcare successful!
養生成功
physically strong
修身健康
emotionally happy
修心受樂
mentally kind
慈悲養性
behaviorally charitable
修行為善
spiritually enlightened
正見靈修

http://www.yinyangbalance.asia/blog/?p=2282  [English]

一年之計在於春,一日之計在於晨。中國人在農曆新年都會在心裡默默許願,盼望擁有美好的將來,也會在口中說出美好的祝願。就讓我們看看怎樣才是美好,又怎樣才可以達成願望!

衣食住行是我們身體生存的必須條件。告子在《孟子·告子上》說“食、色,性也”,意思是

食慾和性慾都是人的本性,是與生俱來的內心衝動。本性的“食” 是保證自己肉體在時間流的繼續存在。本性的“色”是繼而保證自己的家庭,民族,種族在時間流中的繼續存在。要有較穩定的延續,就要有較好的衣食住行。 一般跟以下的傳統語句有關:

豐衣足食《戰國策。秦策五》
安居樂業
行動方便
交通方便
四通八達
朝發暮至《後漢書。烏桓傳》

這種“喜愛”引發起確保有效率的延續方法之研究 修身。中醫對生命的保養稱之為“養生”(Healthcare),其中一方面就是保養身體,我們在這裡嘗試以佛陀的五蘊系統把修身歸入色蘊部分。我們把其分為三部秘笈。

第一部秘笈是食療養生,包括如何足食之技巧。其精髓在於對食物的寒涼平溫熱及表里補瀉之分類,從而再推至藥食同源的普及化層靣。只要於中醫之“三維表里寒熱虛實系統“中, “辯證“出身體現在處於的坐標(體質),就可以進行中醫養生食療。

要行動方便、交通方便、四通八達就要有好的身體活動能力。所以第二部分的中醫養生秘笈是“運動養生-中庸功“,這包括由中國國髓太極拳中精煉出來,去除技擊部分而剩下的二十一式運動,能夠令全身每一個關節都得到適當的鍛練,從而加速疼痛症狀及其它疾病的修復。

處理完“食“ 的胃部衝動問題後就是“色“的性器官衝動問題。 狹義的“色”是指性器官的“喜愛”衝動所引起的心之情緒衝動,繼而引起的性行為。廣義一點是指腦袋思維上對家庭,民族及種族的“喜愛”衝動所引起的心之情緒衝動,繼而引起的性行為。這種“喜愛”引發了有效率的延續方法齊家、治國、平天下。這些養生方法包括在第三部秘笈裏面的“生活養生“。

這些衝動的“愛慾”都引發了行為上的“取得”。佛陀教導的十二因緣中有指出之不良種子。而老子曰: 禍莫大於不知足,咎莫大於欲得,故知足之足,常足矣!

所以修身的下一步是修心养性。 我們在這裡嘗試以佛陀的五蘊系統把修心歸類為心情而入受蘊部分,而把養性歸類為性格而入想蘊部分 。

修心的成就應為

受負面情緒之出現而心動,繼而誤入惡性循環中。並應時時向正能量之心情專注,慢慢心中自然只剩下喜及樂之感受。

養性是要改善我們性格上的慣性愛惡。破除憎人富貴厭人窮為求成功,不擇手段我有我去感受,懶理你的感受、等等不良愛惡,而去學習發展對慈悲喜舍的偏愛,及對貪嗔癡的偏惡。 慈悲喜舍應可以簡單理解為不求回報的愛、對老弱的憐憫、對喜悅的共享、及對人事現實的接受。

修行是行為上之養生,我們在這裡嘗試以佛陀的五蘊系統把修行歸入行蘊部分。佛陀把行蘊分為身口意三業(做了的行為),即以身體影響他人,以語言出口影響他人,及以意念影響他人(腦電波或氣場?)。佛陀曾教導

以小善而不為,不以小惡而為之。所以修行應以擇善而為之。這樣才可以一團和氣。世界衛生組織對健康的定義指向三方面,分別為身體健康,心理健康及社交健康

靈修為先天命格之養生,我們在這裡嘗試以佛陀的五蘊系統把靈修歸入識蘊部分。這裡必須以佛陀所留給我們的基礎教導四聖諦,尤其是其中的八正道中 之正見正思維作為指導。簡單地介紹,是要從人生不如意事十常八九,或從身體的生老病死中領悟之真相。要從身外之事物及相應的心中之情緒,及身體之感受的變幻莫測中領悟無常之真相。並要從修行中學習以幫助他人為己任的自我犧牲行為中領悟無我的真相。再簡而言之,就是活在當下(覺知),樂天知命,接受現實(舍心),努力生活(正命),尊重別人(隨喜),愛護老幼 (慈悲)

待续。。。

養生及修行打坐是大學問,在這裡只能作簡略介紹,大家應當向老師、儒釋道大師及中醫師等專業人士好好請教學習。

再祝大家:養生成功!
笑口常開,學業進步,福星高照,老少平安,快高長大,心想事成,出入平安,四季平安,天增歲月人增夀,一團和氣,常常喜樂,青春常駐,食得是福,人強馬壯,五福臨門,冏冏有神,新年快樂,聰明伶俐,紅光滿面,迎春接福,得心應手,武藝超群,風生水起。。。

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References 参考文献:

Comparison of four different systems theory
A. Five Aggregate Human Mind System (Buddha) 五蕴系统
B. Traditional Chinese Medicine Healthcare (Tomas)
C. Participatory action research (John Kineman & Rosen)
D. DSRP Systems Thinking (Derek Cabrera)

sub-system 1
A. 色 Physical
B. Physical Healthcare
C. Whole
D. Systems Part-Whole

sub-system 2
A. 識 Observation
B. Spiritual Healthcare
C. Observe
D. Perspectives Point-View

sub-system 3
A. 想 Recognition
B. Mental Healthcare
C. Reflect (meaning, goal, exemplar)
D. Distinctions Identity-Other

sub-system 4
A. 受 Sensation
B. Emotional Healthcare
C. Plan (intention, design, attractor)
D. Mental systems Metacondition-Analysis

sub-system 5
A. 行 Reaction
B. Behavioural Healthcare
C. Act (action,practice,dynamics)
D. Relationships Acton-Reaction

C. Participatory action research. Anticipatory system
1-observe (object,result,condition)
2-act (action,practice,dynamics)
3-plan (intention, design, attractor)
4-reflect (meaning, goal, exemplar)
5-whole

D. DSRP systems thinking
Sub-system (Yin-Yang)
Mental systems (Metacondition-Analysis)
Perspectives (Point-View)
Relationships (Acton-Reaction)
Systems (Part-Whole)
Distinctions (Identity-Other)

 

 

發自 from 黃炎 E C

Chinese New year eve 農曆新年除夕

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平靜富足之黃昏 a peaceful abundant evening (non alcoholic)

After a hard working year of sheep, finally it’s time to take a break. Wish you all have a peaceful and harmonious Chinese New year eve.
終於趕完工作,真正可以平静一下。。。希望大家今晚也平平安安和和諧諧:)(註: 這杯不是酒😅)

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Happy dining table 開心晚餐

Happy dining table 開心晚餐

發自 from 黃炎 E C