Tuesday, May 5, 2009

chinese philosophy

If you read the oldest text about alchemy known to man, you'll learn that aging is caused by three factors, sometimes refered to as the three worms, or the three corpses. To achieve eternal life you have to get those nasty little things out of your system. One method was through breathing right. Right, meaning breathe like a fetus in the womb, aka not at fucking all. One guy who mastered this technique was Ge Xuan (ca 200 AD) who spent his time sitting on the bottom of a lake during hot days or when he was really drunk.

I guess not breathing WOULD be an exellent way to not have to get older, so I can't say they were all wrong.

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