Erick Mead wrote:
Potayto, potahto. You got it. I have seen about four or five different expressions of those four pair in English. Nevermind the other Western tongues.
Well, these basic principles are easy to show; the semantics would be a useless quibble.
Those 8 powers relate to the essential jin, the core jin, the "nei jin", the "peng jin", the jin that is the basis of kokyu, the "ki power".... whatever you want to call it. It is the jin/qi referred to by the comments about man being on the bridge between Heaven and Earth. Pretty easy to show.
Incidentally.... we're beginning to head back toward the thread topic.