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Old 08-06-2006, 07:42 PM   #678
Mike Sigman
Location: Durango, CO
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 4,123
Re: The "Jo Trick" and Similar Exercises

Justin Smith wrote:
As you didn't address, you've already seen CMC talk about the ground, and he was Smith's teacher, you know. That Smith doesn't use the description/term another person uses is moot.
No, Cheng knew what the term was. Smith didn't. Smith and a lot of westerners were simply ignorant of what jin was. That's why they kept translating it as "intrinsic energy" . I can debate this to a standstill, Justin. So far you're just offering your usual negative speculation and questions. Give us some facts. Your loose idea that because Cheng knew it was from the ground meant the Smith understood jin is ridiculous. I've said "groundpath" a number of times and you know it's "from the ground"... does that mean that you know what it is and can do it? No, of course not.

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