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Old 06-09-2012, 06:22 PM   #9
Chris Parkerson
Dojo: Academy of the Martial Arts
Location: ohio
Join Date: Nov 2007
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Re: Teachings and Trajectories

Carsten,

You are so right about how many Americans can reduce spirituality to a set of "beliefs".
And we often have fallen prey to separating the body from mind in the process.

But isn't using the words "one with heaven and earth" a symbolic form of an experience that may or may not be common to the practitioner? What does it mean other than the person experiencing it can blend and avoid while throwing another person? In this connection, from your perspective, is there some timeless clarity that remains present?if so, how does this clarity translate into daily decision making and living?

How is compassion understood and expressed in such a state of being?

With gratitude,

Chris
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