Section Q

qi:  Chinese concept that describes the vital force or energy inherent in all things.

qi gong: An aspect of Chinese medicine involving the coordination of different breathing patterns with various physical postures and motions of the body. It is mostly taught for health maintenance purposes. It is not a Buddhist practice.

Qing Dynasty (Qing Chaodai): The last imperial dynasty in China, a period lasting from 1644-1911 under the rule of the Manchu clan.

Queji Jiangyang Qingzhen (Cherchee Janyang Chingjeng): Disciple of His Holiness Dorje Chang Buddha III who is an accomplished dharma king of the Sakya Sect having great supernormal powers.  He has a chapter in How to Recognize the Vajra Tantra and is also mentioned in H.H. Dorje Chang Buddha III.

questions, ten indeterminate (avyaakata): 1) Whether the world is eternal, 2) or not eternal, 3) Whether the world is finite, 4) or infinite, 5) Whether the soul and body are identical, 6) or different, 7) Whether the enlightened one exists after death, 8) or does not exist after death, 9) or both exists and does not exist after death, 10) or neither exists nor does not exist after death. The Buddha divided all questions into four classes: Those that deserve a categorical (straight yes or no) answer; those that deserve an analytical answer, defining and qualifying the terms of the question; those that deserve a counter-question, putting the ball back in the questioner’s court; and those that deserve to be put aside (or those that don’t lead to the end of suffering and stress). See Moggallana Sutta.

questions, four unconjecturables: The powers of a buddha, the powers one can obtain while in deep meditation, the workings of karma, and the origin of the universe. The Buddha said that thinking about these matters would only bring vexation and madness. See “Acintita Sutta.”