Bill, What is your definition of spiritualism & spirituality in the 
common day context? Thanks, JM

Bill Smart wrote:
>
> JMJM,
>
> Thanks for your clarifications.
>
> Much of your description of Chi below sounds like Buddha Nature as
> that term is used in English translations of Japanese Zen Buddhist
> writings. Are you aware of this, and is there indeed a difference or
> are these two concepts the pretty much the same?
>
> Your comments about how people can use Chi are good examples of the
> spritualism I reject and classify as maya, but they're entertaining
> to think about.
>
> ...Bill!
>
> --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.com>, 
> Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> > Good questions Bill,
> >
> > Chi is pronounced Cheee. In Japnese it is pronounced Ki, like
> ReiKi.
> > In new Chinese, it is spelled Qi, but pronounced the same.
> >
> > #2 is the detailed answer. Chi is the universal life force and
> > therefore it is always one and connected. Yet, it could be
> blocked. If
> > it were blocked in our body, like teachings of QiGong or
> acupuncture,
> > then we become sick or injured. It if blocks our mind, we becomes
> > crazy. These blockages are called karma in Buddhist terms and just
> > blockage in traditional Chinese medicine.
> >
> > Because Chi is pure energy, not visible, not in any form. There
> are
> > occasion people take vantage of its illusiveness. So beware, as
> pointed
> > out by Edgar. Some martial artists can hurt you even without
> touching
> > you. Doctors can heal you also without touching you. I have had
> both
> > type of experiences many times.
> >
> > Sometimes, Chi is used as a descriptor. For instance, your Chi is
> bad,
> > meaning you don't look too well. This calligraphy has no chi,
> meaning,
> > it flows bad.
> >
> > Let me know if you have any other question.
> > JM
> >
> > Bill Smart wrote:
> > >
> > > JMJM,
> > >
> > > You wrote:
> > > --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com 
> <mailto:Zen_Forum%40yahoogroups.com> <mailto:Zen_Forum%
> 40yahoogroups.com>,
> > > Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明
> > > <chan.jmjm@> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > The Chi of us can be connected to Chi of others only if we don't
> > > use our
> > > > mind, eyes, mouth, nose, etc.
> > > >
> > >
> > > I think maybe some of our difficulty in communicating comes down
> to
> > > word usage.
> > >
> > > In the above sentence, do you mean:
> > >
> > > 1. I have my Chi and you have your Chi, but the Chi's are not now
> > > connected, and the only way (or at least part of the way) I can
> > > connect to your Chi is to not use my senses?
> > >
> > > 2. Or...I have Chi and you have Chi, and the Chi is the same Chi
> so
> > > by definition is already connected, but the only way I can sense
> or
> > > become aware of that connection is to not use my senses?
> > >
> > > 3. Or...something else?
> > >
> > > Also, is 'Chi' pronouced 'chee' (like the first part of 'cheese',
> > > or 'key' with a hard 'c' pronounced like 'k'; and is it also
> > > sometimes rendered into English as 'Qi'?
> > >
> > > Thanks...Bill!
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>  

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