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Originally posted by KnawLick
reply to post by dominicus
Could you explain further what tia chi is? And would it actually even be considered a religion? Or more a philosophy or a way of life like Buddhism?
“My brain is only a receiver, in the Universe there is a core from which we obtain knowledge, strength, inspiration. I have not penetrated into the secrets of this core, but I know it exists.”
reply to post by Daemonicon
Friend is a self described Atheist - Friend is in pain - Does some Tai Chi - Now considers the possibility of a God. I don't understand how you get from one to the other.
He's reading Taoist, Buddhist, and zen texts now. Im gonna be having a chess game w him this Friday. Will add more updates as i get them. I figured id get questions here for him and ask then reply here.
Originally posted by mainidh
Tai Chi is a form of martial art that is based on slow and cognitive action.
Your friend has other issues he is not dealing with and using this to allow him freedom to accept it.
Please do not associate Tai Chi with religion. It is in essence, meditation while practicing slow movement that would otherwise be a fast moving form of physical contact.
If at any cost it can be considered a way of life, it is via meditation.
you are in your thoughts 100% while you move.
YOUR thoughts, not a gods.
he needs to seek help elsewhere or he will find him self lost in his own self fulfilling trap, your friend.
Originally posted by dominicus
reply to post by majel42
I dont think this is similar. He is astonished that he can feel this chi energey, he calls it a chilly vibrational wind, and can direct it all over his body and to others. I have known about this as well but only do tai chi maybe once a month.
So now he's been devouring all ancient texts that discuss chi energy, and guess what, many of them reference a supreme being. So he is considering this being to be something subtle and saying that if God does exist, perhaps it would require One to tune into said being,the way it took him 3 months to tune into chi energy. His words,not mine.
He's reading Taoist, Buddhist, and zen texts now. Im gonna be having a chess game w him this Friday. Will add more updates as i get them. I figured id get questions here for him and ask then reply here. He limits his time on the net as he's an engineer and has to stare at comp all day