To be a Taoist means many things to many people. To be a practitioner of Contemporary Taoism simply means to have realised that we are all minute parts of an indescribably large Whole (the Tao), and to choose therefore to 'Flow Like Water' and live in a spontaneous, natural manner. This blog is about: Personal Growth / Spiritual Development as guided by the principles of Eastern Philosophy, particularly modern philosophical Taoism; Developing constructive habits and achieving success with minimal effort; Meditation - Taoist, Zen or otherwise. See 'What In Lao Tzu's Name is a Contemporary Taoist?'

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Supersonic Lamas.

Alexandra David-Neel Article - Mystic and Explorer:

"On the journey they met a strange phenomenon known as a 'lung-gom' runner. First seen as a distant moving black spot, this rapidly changed into a man running towards them at an incredible speed. Alexandra was warned not to stop the speeding lama or it would kill him. When she looked closely at him she could see that he his expression was extremely relaxed and staring fixedly at an imaginary far away object. His steps were as regular as a pendulum, though he didn't seem to run but progressed by great leaps like a bouncing rubber ball. He held a magic dagger in his right hand which he seemed to be using as a staff, though it was high off the ground. Apparently, such runners would carry on this amazing feat for days without stopping for food or water. Alexandra was told that years of meditation were required before undertaking this feat. "

I have read about these before in .... uhhh ... this cool book I read once ... uhhh ... maybe it was called "Way of the White Cloud" but to be honest I forget (details often). It was about some dudes travelling across Tibet .... anyway ... as you were.


Blogger Mmothra said...

Uhhhh, don't you mean "Lamas" rather than "Llamas"?

Alexandra David-Neel is amazing. Her book "The Secret Oral Teachings In Tibetan Buddhist Sects" is a classic.

2:03 am

Blogger Seamus "Moose" Anthony said...

Ah yes of course - although I wouldn't mind hitching a ride on supersonic Llama - could be a good method for beating Melbourne's gridlock problem!

Thanks for the pick up there - good to know someone is paying attention.

12:30 pm


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