ben kaf

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  1. Thank you! you exactly answered my question. I was trying to compare that book with the one you mentioned.
  2. anybody read this? What's your opinion..Is it practical and valuable for it's price?
  3. I remember first time I did a 10-day vipassana course I felt like really bad and I was not sure if it did good to me or not. But I kept practicing and after 3-4 months it started working but I really trusted Goenkaji and that system and I knew it's gonna work so I kept pushing. But with so many different systems and philosophies of chinese martial art, chi gong, bagua... it's hard to be sure
  4. nah! I'm not going to say don't judge blah blah! it's free hug day p.s. I'm traveling and I can't have internet everyday but I read all the comments and I REALLY appreciate each and everyone of them
  5. great hints. they remind me of what Damo Mitchell says in his last book. so your reflex to sharp noise and other signs appear when you are practicing or you feel them generally in your everyday life?
  6. I actually like your idea but I have some questions about it. You know I am psychologist and Jungian psychoanalyst. and I don't want to analyze my unconscious. Do you think you can feel you energies and subtle body energies with this method? and what is the relationship between these and mind/unconscious? I'll also read your weblogs tomorrow. thanks a lot
  7. That make sense and I guess I kinda have this. maybe over this, I'm searching for something more tangible like sensation or something else to guide me on some more sophisticated aspects of my practice like that building or waking up the dan tian (which actually I'm not working on right now and I know it's too soon for me. I just used it as an example. I read somewhere that masters can say to a student if he had filled his dan tian correctly or I thought is it possible for someone to find out by himself)
  8. I believe such entities exist but I guess the very nature of such connection is very vague sometimes and your own mind get in the way so it is not really the best way to just base your whole system on that. At least I know it doesn't wokr for me. becaue I am very logical (skeptic?) by nature and I just can't trust whatever come to my mind.. But that's good to know this works for you
  9. Do you want a free hug? I'm not sure if I made it clear or not. But as I might agree practicing chi qong is not like entering a door and you don't know immeditaly if your in the right place or not. so an effective feedback system can actually be very useful. Does it make any sense?
  10. I tried it before but it didn't work and it's not possible right now. But I'm happy that it worked for you.. Ok, I'll read it possibly tomorrow then I'll comment. I am serious and I'm not expecting any of the above. I'm ready to do my part. I just expect some ideas or hints to improve my practice. I guess internet is just another mean of connecting with like minded people and based on the nature of relationship and the person you're connecting with, it could be deep or shallow just as any real life human interaction..maybe just on the internet fake masters are much more than real life because it is easier to make fake IDs and fool around.
  11. If you must know please sent me a private message but let us not go into it here. Because it's a complicated matter and I think it needs another topic. just trust me in this. In my country tai chi is taught very limited and as a sport. no talk of energy, tao philosophy, etc. is allowed.
  12. I don't agree with this point. I know what I'm doing and I'm not just haphazardly trying to do some stuff. I think energy work is like the soul while form is the body. But I guess that's another topic. What if someone cannot have access to a competent &intelligent teacher? I know when somebody says that here, everybody automatically will think oh! how lazy and ignorant you are, You are not even ready to go and find a true master. But there are countries in the world, my country included. that you cannot find masters like this. so you have to find your way until you find better options. so thanks anyway but honestly your answer didn't help.
  13. I was talking to a friend and I thought it's good to post this question here too: If you have tips or personal experiences from your early stages of your practice I'm very eager to hear...
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