The Original Thor comic book character is based off of the African Orisha Shàngó (Chango, Xango). Shango is the Orisha of lightening, thunder, power, dance, passion, and sensuality. He is the epitome of all things masculine, and the dispenser of vengeance on behalf of the wronged. He has the power to win wars, defeat enemies, and gain power over others. He will ensure victory over all difficulties. Shàngó is believed to have once been a Yoruban king. According to Yoruba and Vodou belief systems, Shàngó hurls bolts of lightning at the people chosen to be his followers, leaving behind imprints of stone axe blade on the Earth's crust. These blades can be seen easily after heavy rains. Shango's acknowledgement gives you a great deal of power and self control. Shàngó altars often contain a carved figure of a woman holding a gift to the Orisha with a double-bladed axe sticking up from her head.
Ten Tips From A Shaolin Monk On How To Stay Young Forever THE MIND UNLEASHED on 16 October, 2014 at 14:26
People always say health is the most important thing but how many people live by this belief? We need to start today. In order to help us stay on the path to health I have translated an extract from one of the Shaolin Classics. Written by a monk who was a great martial artist and scholar, here he gives advice to lay people as to how to stay young and healthy.
Ten Tips From A Shaolin Monk On How To Stay Young
1) Don’t think too much. Thinking takes energy. Thinking can make you look old.
2) Don’t talk too much. Most people either talk or do. Better to do.
3) When you work, work for 40 minutes then stop for 10 minutes. When you look at something all the time, it can damage your eyes and also your internal organs and peace.
4) When you are happy, you need to control your happiness, if you lose control then you damage your lung energy.
5) Don’t worry too much or get angry because this damages your liver and your intestines.
6) When you eat food don’t eat too much, always make sure you are not quite full as this can damage your spleen. When you feel a bit hungry then eat a little.
7) When you do things, take your time, don’t hurry too much. Remember the saying “Hasten slowly you will soon arrive.”
8) If you only do physical exercise all the time and you never do Qigong this makes you lose your balance and you will become impatient. You lose the Yin of your body. Exercise balances the Yin and the Yang.
9) If you never exercise, just peace, meditation, soft training, Qigong, then this doesn’t give you Yang energy so you use up your Yang energy.
10) Shaolin Gong Fu gives you everything. The purpose of our training is to balance our Yin and Yang. How many hours is not important. It’s down to knowing what your body needs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Shifu Yan Lei is a 34th generation Shaolin Gong Fu Master.
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