Anuttara samyaksambodhi

This means “complete, unsurpassed, perfect enlightment.” Notice, though, that the sutra first says the bodhisattva has nothing to attain and that, because of having nothing to attain, he attains complete liberation. You can’t attain liberation the way you attain a 1968 Camaro or D-plus on a math test. You can only attain liberation by clearly… Continue reading Anuttara samyaksambodhi

I wish you well Okamoto Sensei

My Sensei Seigo Okamoto of the Roppokai Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu has been hit by a stroke and “sufered cerebral infarction”. I wish you a speedy recovery to regain good health so you can practice your beloved Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu in Roppokai and enjoy your life fully again. I have had the great privilege of training under Seigo… Continue reading I wish you well Okamoto Sensei

The inner depths

Inwardly alert, open, calm. Outwardly upright, extended, filled with spirit. This is the foundation of stillness. Add the hard and the soft, the powerful and the relaxed, Motion and stillness, contraction and extension: In the instant these converge, there is power. Grand Master Wang Xiang Zhai Reference: The Way of Power: Reaching Full Strength in… Continue reading The inner depths

Walking Meditation on Langelinie

Happy 5 visiting the little mermaid Originally uploaded by docdyhr After hours of Qigong in the Studenthouse and a good dinner at Lai Ho in St. Kongensgade we simply had to make a mess out Langelinie and the Little Mermaid.

Knowing the self is enlightenment

知人者智, 自知者明。 勝人者有力, 自勝者強。 知足者富。 強行者有志。 不失其所者久。 死而不亡者, 壽。 Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment. Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self needs strength. He who knows he has enough is rich. Perseverance is a sign of willpower. He who stays where he is endures. To die but not to perish is… Continue reading Knowing the self is enlightenment

The most submissive thing

The most submissive thing in the world can ride roughshod over the hardest in the world – that which is without substance entering that which has no crevices. That is why I know the benefit of resorting to no action. The teaching that uses no words, the benefit of resorting to no action, these are… Continue reading The most submissive thing

Song of Central Equilibrium

Find center! Relax the chest. Raise the back. Enclose the solar plexus. Protect the cheekbones. Lift the head. Suspend solar plexus. Loosen the shoulders. Sink the elbows. Be evasive. Avoid conflict. ( Wu-Yü-hisiang ) Many qigon practitioners and masters skilled in the internal martial arts say that the most difficult position to achieve is Wu… Continue reading Song of Central Equilibrium