JMJM: Having read both your posting and link sent, my impression that is awareness what enhances the Chi is even stronger. When awareness is low the chi lower its energy. Whatever round or words we want to put to different things, to me awareness of body, mind, surroundings....is the most secure, realistic, free from any mental entanglement, and shortest way to enhance everything else.
Mayka --- On Tue, 12/10/10, Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 <chan.j...@gmail.com> wrote: From: Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 <chan.j...@gmail.com> Subject: Re: [Zen] SSSSS To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Date: Tuesday, 12 October, 2010, 1:16 Mayka Dear, Excellent question. According to Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon. It works both ways. By being aware of the breath, the chi flows more smoothly. When the chi is strong, the awarenss, or the Shen, is enhanced. Please do wiki these terms. In other words, if we had low level of chi, like low spirited or tired, we become just slow to respond and slow to be aware. We also have some explanation on our web site here. http://chanliving.org/whats-chan-living.html Thank you for this opportunity to share. JM Be Enlightened In This Life - We ALL Can http://chanjmjm.blogspot.com http://www.heartchan.org On 10/11/2010 5:00 PM, Maria Lopez wrote: JMJM; Do you think that Is the chi what enhances awareness?. My impression is on the other way round and that is that awareness will enhance the chi. Mayka --- On Tue, 12/10/10, Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 <chan.j...@gmail.com> wrote: From: Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 <chan.j...@gmail.com> Subject: Re: [Zen] SSSSS To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com Date: Tuesday, 12 October, 2010, 0:15 Anthony, http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/product.aspx?r=1&isbn=9781577315599&afsrc=1 We don't move the chi, just be aware of the chi... Give it a try for three months. That's all. Instead of analyze or categorize, perhaps you can give it a try. Awareness can best be enhanced through this practice. That's my witness. :-) Be Enlightened In This Life - We ALL Can http://chanjmjm.blogspot.com http://www.heartchan.org On 10/11/2010 4:49 AM, Anthony Wu wrote: JM, Who is much more notorious than you are? Can I have this honor? Do you move your chi like in Qigong? When you try to interfere with your karma using chi, you are away from Buddhism. However, don't worry about that. Many people go in that direction. You can join forces with those using sex rituals to get enlightened. Anthony --- On Mon, 11/10/10, Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 <chan.j...@gmail.com> wrote: From: Jue Miao Jing Ming - 覺妙精明 <chan.j...@gmail.com> Subject: [Zen] SSSSS To: Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, zenliv...@yahoogroups.com Date: Monday, 11 October, 2010, 2:59 PM Good morning Everyone, It does sound harsh and mean when I said, "Sit down. Shut up. Stop Thinking..." Doesn't it. :-P Perhaps it is time for me to continue with these S's and add some more?? No different from Buddhist practice of "discipline, meditation, wisdom", "Sit down. Shut up and Stop Thinking" is just a pre-requisite same as "discipline". Besides as you all know, the phrase "Sit Down and Shut up" was actually introduced by someone much more notorious than I am. ;-) To be correct, I should have stated, "Sit down. Shut up. Stop thinking. Start belly-breathing. Sense your breath." or just "S.S.S.S.S." in short. When we do all the S's, let us specially focus on the last one. Sense our breath all the way down our legs, to our knees and our toes. Then sense this breath through out our organs, all major energy points, our energy channels, etc. Once we are able to sense this breath throughout our entire body, then we have surpassed the karmic "Hindrance of our Body". This "sense" is done with our Inner Awareness or our Inner Self. This "breath" is called prana in yoga and chi in Chan, or Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon. Please wiki these terms. As we stop thinking, we are detaching from all forms, we are cultivating our innate awareness through the practice of sensing our chi. As this awareness is enhanced, we be able to observe our mind with it. As we become clearly aware of every notion of our mind, then we have surpass the karmic "Hindrance of our Mind". Then our heart will shine. Heart is where our Inner Self reside. It is through this heart, we connect with the heart of the universe, so to be connected with its energy and wisdom, for our body, heart and spirit. At this stage, we become pure wisdom, pure compassion and pure joy. Then only the karmic "Hindrance of Spirit" remain, which will be addressed in future post when causal relations mature. Surpassing The Three Karmic Hindrances is what Buddhist called, Surpass The Three Eons. Thank you for your attention. JMJM Head Teacher Order of Buddha Heart -- Be Enlightened In This Life - We ALL Can http://chanjmjm.blogspot.com http://www.heartchan.org