Kann Kampfkunst spirituell sein?

Ja ich weiß ich hatte eine lange Pause…aber weiter geht es mit Themen die mich und vielleicht euch interessieren und weiterbringen in unserem Dasein.  Uns weiterbringen da fängt es schon was heißt das? Da ist es gut wenn man eine Idee hat wie man Informationen die wir aufnehmen betrachten könnte. Bringt sie uns Wissen, bringt sie uns Erkenntnis, bringt sie uns Weisheit oder sogar spirituell weiter?

Nehmen ich jetzt das Wort Kampfkunst  und betrachte ich es besteht es aus zwei Substantiven auch Kompositum. Kampf und Kunst eigentlich ein wenig konträr wenn man es einmal wirken lässt. Kampf das martialische und Kunst ist ein Produkt aus einer Kreativität heraus. Man könnte sagen körperlich und geistiges vereint oder aber auch Yin und Yang.

Nun gibt es aber noch den Begriff Kampfsport hier wider rum liegt der hinweisende Schwerpunkt auf Sport. Sport würde ich definieren als eine Tätigkeit (körperlich / geistig) die in der Gesellschaft selbst keine Produktion hervorruft. Sport wird gemacht aus Freude oder aus dem Leistungswillen heraus, so etwas wie schneller, höher und weiter Motivation.

Also wer Kampfsport macht will etwas über die körperliche Messbarkeit erreichen. Üben zur Verteidigung oder  sich im Wettkampf beweisen wo man mit seinem Können dasteht in der Riege der Gleichgesinnten.

Mein persönlicher Weg  zum Beispiel war über Kampfsport zur Kampfkunst. Erst  wollte ich mich nur  verteidigen lernen haben mich dann später Jahre lang  auf  nationalen und internationalen Turnieren erfolgreich mit anderen gemessen. Nach ca. zehn Jahren meldete sich der Körper immer mehr,das aufstehen morgens wurde schmerzhaft,der Schlaf war nie genug, Gelenke und Knochen brauchten immer längere Aufwärmphasen. Das Los eines jeden Leistungssportler nach Jahren körperlichen Grenzgängen. Mitte zwanzig angekommen die Grenzen des Körpers wahrgenommen da stellt sich einem natürlich die Frage was jetzt? Ich schaute mich um in Bibliotheken suchte Bücher über Meditation, Energiearbeit inspiriert von Filmen wie Kung Fu mit David Carradine, 36 Kammern der Shaolin oder aber auch Bruce Lee. Noch nicht wissend das ich Jahre später genau diesen Linien zugehörig sein würde. Meine innere Stimme sagte oder flüsterte besser gesagt immer wieder: “ Hey der Körper ist limitiert“ . Nach ca. fünf Jahren in Asien auf der Suche nach einem real Master (siehe meinen blog“search for a real master“) wurde ich belohnt die Transformation konnte beginnen.

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Unsere Buddha Halle, Shaolin Wahnam Institut in Frankfurt Germany 

 

Ich hörte zum ersten mal die daoistische Sichtweise der drei menschlichen Schätze:

  • Jing
  • Qi
  • Shen

Jing der Körper, Qi die Lebensenergie und Shen der Geist. Ich bekam Übungen von meinem Sifu (Lehrervater) die ich am Anfang gar nicht verstand. Jing ja den Körper hatte ich genug trainiert dachte ich. Jetzt war alles anders bei jeder körperliche Übung wurde mir im Training jahrelang gesagt, geflüstert oder aber auch in Gesicht gebrüllt keine Spannung. Seltsames stehen wurde mir beigebracht Zhan Zhuang, stehende Säulen das Geheimnis für korrekte Ausrichtung des Körpers damit das Qi sich entwickeln kann und ungehindert fließen kann. Selbst der Shen wird auf der fortgeschritten Ebene bei diesen Zhan Zhuang entwickelt.

Kampfkunst nannte ich nun  mein Shaolin  Training denn ich übte etwas was nicht körperlich für mich greifbar war. Was fein stoffliches  ging in mir vor das ich am Anfang, heißt die ersten Jahre nicht greifen konnte aber merklich zu spüren war.

Im nächsten Blog in dieser Serie werde ich weiter in Richtung der Spiritualität gehen, weiter meine Erfahrungen innerlich und äußerlich mit euch teilen. Die Transformation von Kampfsport zur Kampfkunst…

bis dahin und be happy 🙂

 

Highest state of consciousness

There are different name for it from different cultures or philosophies.

In Daoism it is called the absolute or the undifferentiated one or Wuji.

In Zen it is called satori or kensho.

In Yoga or Buddhism its called samadhi.

In Sufism it is called fana and the Quaker call it inner light.

So many names to describe the same phenomenon.

But all these names describe the same state of mind.

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I prefer the undifferentiated one. It is for me the description who shows clear in the state of highest consciousness there is no movement, differentiation, no two or three. If you are able to be in that state of mind you are with God, Buddha, Allah or the One. Or better said you are in that moment the named ones. With the experience of the highest consciousness your mind will change. From now on you know we are not separated and we all have the same roots even it get called differently in different cultures.

The way it is…

or it should be?

A friend to me: I don´t read you

I: The greatest happiness in life is to be associated with the spirit

Friend: what ?

I: And the greatest torment is to know to much…

My Friend with a great question mark over his head: but ähh if when…

I: And yet be unable to be detached

Friend is shaking his head  turning around and left the room

To seek...

My mind became loud:

Waves are moving deep sea stays unmoved

Sometimes is to say nothing the best answer…

or body benefits from movement mind from stillness

Wish a happy stillness

The way it is…

„Pain is inevitable suffering is optional“ Buddha

We are alive and we have a body, we do have emotions and we have mind so far so good.

How does it work?

 

„Mind creates reality“ Buddha

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Because of the body mind connection we creating our own personal bodily sensations by just thinking or name  situations in positiv or negative or like or dislike. It means you are by your own responsible how you feel, i.g. suffer or happiness.

For example you drinking a good bottle of wine and after while the bottle is half done. Now there are two main internal human thinking actions:

a) Yeah… very good still a half bottle to drink

b) Ohhhhh…only half left

In case a) the body will feel light with good sensations. Because this is how the body is reacting on so called happy feelings.

If the mind becomes negative like in case b) bodily sensation are more heavy and more tensed.

In terms of suffering both can be the same in both cases. In example a) some want to have back this yeah very good feeling sensations and starts craving for it. If that person can´t repeat it suffering starts. In example b) its similar the person do not like so much the created sensations and inner disquiet and starts to suffer because of it.

If you can keep your mind monolog quite means with no assessment you are in a state to enjoy fully alive the wine. You are 100% in the particular moment fully aware and how you experience the external reality within you body. If you are able understand that you are the one who has responsibility how you feel you toward to a more happy live.

It is like it is…mind interpretation can´t see it but is creating sensations. These sensations are creating again your like or dislike. Interrupting that circle means inner peace and happiness.

Chin Chin

The way it is…

„Silence isn´t empty it´s full of answers“

But if there are answers where is the silence…is there silence only acoustic or at the mind level or both. The sense organ are such to get into the contact to the external world and because of that they will create a bodily sensation. Mhhh…there are sensations…the normal human  is dividing them in like or dislike. If you able to react differently you would be more centered and not to be the mercy of game point anymore.

 

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There are sensations because we are alive. But you can choose how to react to be in contact with the world.  If you are able to be at the present moment all the time with all your sense organs but staying without any  comments you will find you centered, smiling and happy. Do not follow your internal Facebook manner like or dislike be aware of you all your sensations without internal reactions and you will be happy and fully alive.

Ahhh now I understand:

Silence means no internal comments but if its necessary switch it on but only if there is need for it. Leave the mind empty and quite and use it by purpose not by old habit. Just do not feed your monkey mind.

Have nice sensations… 😉

 

 

Live with the nature >Autumn

Now it is a good time to strengthen yourself. The summer time is over and the daily action should getting less. But in our modern time it is not as easy to follow the daoist wisdom. We have to follow the rhythm of the modern society for everything we got a timetable. Around our business or job we got only a little influence on our daily flow. The question is what we can do and how?, to follow the nature rhythm of the seasons.

First of all we have to understand the action of each season. By daoist philosophy the human body is the microcosmos and outside is the macrocosmos. We are always in exchange and the macrocosmos is like an energy resource for us if we following its nature. If we not following it means we using our potential and our Qi (vital energy) and get soon exhausted. The meaning of exhausted here is our immune system getting weak, we catch easily colds or other illnesses, we are not on our peak  performance what ever we do. Fighting the flow of the nature is one of the Qi stealer beside wrong diet. To follow the nature you must understand the nature first.

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Now is autumn time and what is the action of it. If understand it its is easy to follow. First a list what you can see by yourself without any education.

Obvious:

  • crop
  • sap is retire (falling leaves)
  • getting colder and rainy
  • windy
  • shorter brightness

The action for you:

  • wearing correct clothes
  • earlier to bed (around 1h)
  • still standing up early
  • drinking from now on more warm drinks
  • go for a autumn walk

What you can´t see but what the sensitive ancient daoist master figure out by their meditation and energy work (Qi Gong).

Not obvious:

  • time of metal phase, structure/ hardness (Five phases cycle)
  • main time  of lung / large intestine (most energy)
  • Emotion> sorrow (autumn blues)

The action for you:

  • peaceful thoughts (against the hardness)
  • keep soul and mind together (breath/ lung stays calm)
  • don´t follow your desires to keep the lung pure
  • Qi Gong for Lung and Large Intestine

The one who do not follow the autumn laws will harm the lung system. He will get problems in digestion and will get diarrhea. He will not have enough power to keep the vital energy together in winter time.

Huang Di Naijing Suwen / Classics of the Yellow Emporer

 

Daoist wisdom…

Refine the self and set up the foundation.

Overcome anger and lust; conquer the self and return to normalcy

Mundane feelings and idle thoughts are all to be thrown away

I Ging and I

Those who hear the Way are small sages; those who accomplish the Way are great sages. 

seek for a real master

I Woke up with the knowledge that we gone to cross the Chinese border today.

In Ulan Bator the capital of Mongolia we had a stop for around 4h one day before. It was allowed to leave train and I decide to walk around a bit. The temperature on this day minus 25 and I walked fast to warm up a bit. After a while I saw a lot of people who were entering an old house. Curious I was following them to see what is happen there. Inside a queue waiting to get served with hot soup and a peace of dark bred. They did not have to pay for it, I mean the food was for free and how the people were looking like their would not have money at all. It was kind of public canteen for free food. After all the days this chicken meals I decide to line up to have taste from what the people were eaten. Of course most all were looking at me with my modern western clothes and were pointing during whispering to each other. I took my soup and the wet dark bread sit down and start to eat. For me was the taste quite ok after all the chicken stuff for 7 days on the train. The fatty soup was warming me quite fast. I went back to the waiting train happy for the change of food I had. All the time I tried to have a deep breath to fill my lungs with fresh air before I was entering the train again. The malodor inside the train was unbelievable because we could still not any window. Outside even with this cold climax was a paradise for the lung.

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After breakfast I was looking all time out of the window. Nothing special to see since days hahaha only white until the horizon. Somehow I hope something will change when we coming closer to the Chinese border. Of course not. The train was slowing down its speed and then it was stopping at Zamin Uud a small border town. I could see now Chines soldier because we were at boarder to China now. After pass control and the change of the restaurant waggon the train starts its journey again around two hours later.

China here I´m ! Now my really seek for a master can start. But of course first I went to the new restaurant waggon. What I saw and smelled was keeping my mouth wide open.

Yin Yang – reading from classics

You can read a lot about explanation of Yin Yang. Saying Yin is this and Yang is that. Most of the time the explanation is missing why it is like this. Actually the theory is to understand the world or universe or live and its action. If you start to describe something as good you should understand there exist always a opposite. You can describe the night as Yin because you know there is its opposite the day i.e. Yang for example. Same for other things like cold / hot, men / women and so on. Important is to understand that to name something in Yin or Yang the opposite is already included. The Taiji symbol (most people calling it wrongly Yin Yang sign) is showing this understanding very clear. The small spots with its counterpart color within the Yin Yang are showing this deep understanding. If you name something its like one side of a coin it includes the other side of the coin. No good without bad, no happiness without sadness and so on. The Taiji symbol is also showing the dynamic of nature which of course is including our life. Everything is changing to its opposite after it reaches is maximum. Night changes to day life changes to dead one season is changing to the next one are examples of the everlasting processes of the hole universe including our life.

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Here some parts of classical texts:

‘When all people in the world know beautiful as beauty, there

appears ugliness; when they know goodness as good, there

appears evil. Therefore by opposing each other existence and

non existence come into being. Difficult and easy form

themselves, long and short are distinct high and low contrast,

sound and voice harmonize front and back emerge.’

Laozi

Out of  Huang Di Nei Jing, the classics of the yellow Emporer:

Huang Di said ‘I hear heaven is yang and earth is yin. The

moon is yin. How are these joined in man (Ling Shu)?’ and

physiology ‘The clear yang forms the skies; the turbid yin the

earth. The earthly energies rise above to form clouds; the

energy of the skies descends as rain. Therefore yang comes from

the upper openings; while turbid yin comes out from the lower

openings. The clear yang develops into the texture of the skin

and the turbid yin runs back into the five Zang (Suwen).

Health preservation and treatment is aimed at establishing

harmony with the universe.