Thread: What is Ki?
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:25 AM   #51
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Re: What is Ki?

Vincent Nikopol wrote: View Post
If one isn't experiencing ki, no definitions can help, because it is an awareness, an experience.
The thing that troubles me about statements like this, though, is that they can easily lead to an "Emperor's suit of clothes" situation. Mind you, it may well be a true statement, but it's also indistinguishable from something that a charlatan could say about some phenomenon that is equally invisible...because it's nonexistent. I don't know how we can talk about things like "ki" in terms like "if you got it, you know it; if you don't know it, you ain't got it", and still avoid charlatanry.
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