These simple questions were asked-What definition(s) of ch'i are you using in relation to TC and/or other MAs? What does it -(or they)- do in relation to/with the practice of TC and/or etc ? Please answer these,as otherwise just using the term ch'i as in the quote below is meaningless. sw-post 276: "What if ch'i is very criterion to differentiate a master from a novice." How does it differentiate them? As the 1st question can't/won't be answered it negates discussion.Please refer to third line above,starting at "just using,,,". Suggest slowwins find out more about the subject matter. Mystical TC masters,or dragons out of the sheath stories.Some of us have stories of elves who make singin' shoes,or a god who everyone fears who rides in a cart drawn by..... goats.Take it or leave it. Well,Carys is the first person I know of to have the fortitude to say she finds Cheng's attitude towards alcohol admirable.Must have been the poetry he wrote about it.