Commonly Used Taoist Neidan Terminology

 

  • Heart fasting
  • Sitting in forgetfulness
  • Follow the golden mean
  • Daoyin
  • Tuna(Breathing technique)
  • Breath-listening
  • Heel breathing
  • Recede into quietude
  • Meditation
  • Pay attention upon one
  • Food-fasting
  • Elixir-taking
  • Fangzhong(Sexual intercourse techniques)
  • Manipulate qi
  • Fetus breathing
  • Alchemy
  • Golden Elixir
  • Medicine ingredients
  • Raw medicine
  • Ripe medicine
  • Six omens
  • Cultivate life force and congenital nature together
  • Intelligent swords
  • Daogui
  • Drink daogui
  • Regulate breathing and concentrate mind-will
  • Not in thorough forgetfulness and not in thorough concentration
  • Cauldron and stove
  • Lead and mercury
  • Rootless tree
  • Ren channel and Du channel
  • Three treasure
  • Jing(fertilizing fluid)
  • Qi(vita-vapor)
  • Shen(Congenital mind-will)
  • Congenital nature
  • Gold infant and fairy maiden
  • Three flowers converge overhead
  • Three kinds of celestial fire
  • Three Huns and seven Pos
  • Harmonized four emblematic symbols
  • Five kinds of qi converging upon
  • Dantian
  • Five dragons upbearing ripe medicine
  • Mysterious pass
  • Bellows
  • Chonglou(windpipe)
  • Congenital constitution
  • Acquired constitution
  • Acquired breathing
  • Congenital breathing
  • Sage's breathing
  • Mortal breathing
  • Magpie bridge
  • Yinqiao(Huiyin acupoint)
  • Spinal waterway
  • Small waterwheel and big waterwheel
  • Fire
  • Soft fire
  • Strong fire
  • Extinguish fire
     
  • Foundation-laying and Heart-disciplining.
  • Transform fertilizing fluid into qi
  • Transform qi into congenital
  • mind-will(Shen)
  • Giving birth to the fetus of true self
  • Possessing same body with Tao
  • Ghost celestial being
  • Mortal celestial being
  • Earth celestial being
  • Sage immortal
  • Heavenly immortal
  • Congenital qi
  • Pure Yang
  • Yellowish shoot
  • Pure-Yang Arising time
  • Regional governors
  • True medicine
  • Second stirring interval
  • Three corpse governors
  • Five shoots
  • Elixir
  • Recover lost treasure
  • Rabbit marrow
  • Gold tortoise and jade rabbit
  • Seven doors
  • 7-Huan 9-Zhuan
  • Dantian(Elixir field)
  • Lower Dantian
  • Middle Dantian
  • Upper Dantian
  • Red palace
  • Three passes
  • Jiaji pass
  • Yuzhen pass
  • Advance Yang fire and withdraw Yin
  • symbols
  • Sealing-up nourishment
  • Temper gold from ore
  • True mind-will leading qi
  • Moistening interval
  • Drink Jade liquid to recover lost treasure
  • Drink Gold liquid to recover lost treasure
  • Bring true self into golden light
  • Wind
  • Moon
  • Snow
  • True mind-will
  • Rush open the pass
  • Knack, money, partner and appropriate site
  • Tao
  • De
  • Tao follows the way of nature
  • Return to simplicity and sincerity
  • Benefit myriad of all things
  • Seek the quiescence of heart and cleanse the heart of all desires and passion.
  • Eternal life

     

 

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