Dong ("understanding") jing is also easy enough to discuss and much harder to practise, as you need the ability to stick and listen with some clarity to begin to realise how hard it is to understand another person's balance and intention through physical contact.
One of the relevant sayings in the taiji classics is "I know my opponent, but he does not know me." This certainly applies to bagua as well. In other words, once two opponents touch, the "understanding" one has the skill and experience to listen and interpret whether a loss of balance or a physical technique is a mistake on the other person's part or a feint to lure them into compromising their tactical position.
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