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Our Very Nature

2022-02-26T15:23:59-08:00May 21st, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

Most students come to T’ai Chi Chih feeling, “I am going to do a beneficial exercise.” Eventually they find it is beneficial – and joyous – but they still think of it as [...]

Nature Of Chi

2022-05-10T10:34:48-07:00May 9th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

At a recent T’ai Chi Chih meeting in the Albuquerque Center, I mentioned several sentences to give an insight into the truth of TCC and to motivate those who practice it. I was [...]

Discipline

2022-05-10T10:34:11-07:00April 11th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

There are some lazy people who do not want to take the trouble to do something properly and therefore invent rationalizations for not making the effort, usually using generalities such as “love,” and [...]

Wisdom & Consciousness

2022-04-08T16:51:25-07:00March 12th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

To differentiate wisdom (Prajna) and consciousness (vijnana or chit) is difficult. When the mind is obscured by habitual thoughts, it may be referred to as consciousness. When the obscuring habitual notions are dispersed, [...]

Just One Perfection

2022-03-07T16:43:10-08:00February 20th, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

So-called “Enlightenment” (different in different traditions) implies realizing Unity. Dualistic thinking or practice cannot hope to realize Unity. Strangely enough, Mary Baker Eddy seems to have understood that. I do not believe that [...]

Flowing Freely

2022-02-08T19:11:35-08:00February 2nd, 2022|Spiritual Odyssey|

In the Prajnaparamita Sutra, the Buddha speaks of the “Perfection of Wisdom” and the admirable traits of the Bodhisattva. This wisdom is, of course, the Prajna, the inherent wisdom that is within all [...]

Energy & Wisdom

2021-12-07T19:13:19-08:00December 8th, 2021|Spiritual Odyssey|

Empty space seems to be a vast continuum of energy, and that energy is Wisdom. Energy appears in many forms, including matter, and it’s always there for us to use in recharging ourselves [...]

Buddha’s Answer

2021-12-07T19:10:14-08:00November 10th, 2021|Spiritual Odyssey|

The Buddha was asked: “Are you a God?” “No,” was his answer. “Are you a super man?” “No.” “Then what are you?” “I am awake!” was the surprising answer. Buddha meant this literally. [...]

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