Al, I'm at Ox Herding Pictures stage 42...

Concepts like chi, karma, dharma, buddha nature and bovine bunching 
pictures are teaching tools - training wheels.  Use them if you want 
to, but don't get too ATTACHED to them.

Just sit...Bill!

--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, "Fitness63" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> From: Bill Smart>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.>
> 
> You must be aware of your CHI if you meditate regularly.
> 
> This was interesting, from The Anelects of Confucius:
> 
> The [morally] noble man guards himself against three things. When 
he is 
> young, his xue-qi has not yet stabilized, so he guards himself 
against 
> sexual passion. When he reaches his prime, his xue-qi is not easily 
subdued, 
> so he guards himself against combativeness. When he reaches old 
age, his 
> xue-qi is already depleted, so he guards himself against 
acquisitiveness.
> 
> What stage are you at Bill, if you no longer feel your CHI?
> 
> If you want, I will let you feel my CHI.
> 
> Al The Pal
>



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