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Spiritual & Physical Purification

June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

All organisms are in a constant state of purification – both spiritually and physically. Physically, the activity to throw off impurities brings on what we call “illness.” To put chemicals in the body (pain-killers, sleeping pills, and others) simply adds to the impurities [...]

A Spiritual Life In A Materialistic World

June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

When I gave an evening course of this nature at the Monterey Peninsula College, I was amazed by the amount of interest it developed. Apparently people are not only concerned about making a living, developing meaningful relationships and coping with the inevitability of [...]

Cosmic Rhythm

June 21st, 2022|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

It is interesting to speculate about Cosmic Rhythm. Although Buddhism says all effects come from causes (there being no “first cause”), many events seem the result of cyclic, not causal, influences. The plum blossom pushes through the snow in February in Japan, and [...]

How Our Lives Are Built

June 20th, 2022|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

In speaking or writing about vasanas, it is easy to give the impression that they are something “bad.” Actually, these habit energies are neither good nor bad. It is impossible to live everyday life without building such habit energies. You would not be [...]

Our Very Nature

June 8th, 2022|Categories: 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 exercise, and still put the “I” in there. As they [...]

Great Circle Meditation

June 4th, 2022|Categories: Joy Thru Movement Photo Text|

    If the reader would like to supplement his or her T’ai Chi Chih with a suitable meditation, to bring about an inner stillness after the movements he or she has been practicing, this is an easy one to practice and should [...]

Dangers in Meditation

May 28th, 2022|Categories: Meditation For Healing|

Many meditations can be sexually stimulating, arousing the Kundalini force and causing the Chi (intrinsic energy) to flow dramatically. Particularly in Chinese and Japanese meditation, we bring the flow of  life force to the center, two inches below the navel, which is extremely [...]

How We Live

May 24th, 2022|Categories: Spiritual Odyssey|

People do their thinking with their emotions. This is a sure path to suffering. They manifest hate while speaking abstractly of love. Then they wonder why they have unfulfilled lives. The Buddhist Abidhamma (Buddhist psychology) says there are sixty-odd joyous states of consciousness [...]

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