August 27, 2014 at 8:38 am #42923August 27, 2014 at 10:06 am #42924
Avidyâ is a Sanskrit word whose literal meaning is “ignorance”, “delusion”, “unlearned”, “unwise” and opposite of, Vidya. It is used extensively in Hindu texts, including the Upanishads, and also in Buddhism.
Avidyâ, in all Dharmic systems, is a cognitive limitation to be overcome by each individual and does not imply a failure or transgression. The “entrenched misunderstanding of ourselves and the world” is avidyâ (false knowledge) which gives rise to several root causes of misery or kleshas, which include ruinous states of mind and addictive habits.
The Sanskrit word, Vidya, figures prominently in all texts pertaining to Indian philosophy – to mean science, learning, knowledge and scholarship; most importantly, it refers to valid knowledge which cannot be contradicted and true knowledge which is the knowledge of the Self intuitively gained. Vidya is not mere intellectual knowledge, for the Vedas demand understanding.
Avidyâ (Sanskrit; Pâli: avijjâ; Tibetan phonetic: ma rigpa) is commonly translated as “ignorance” or “delusion”. It can be defined as not understanding the full meaning and implication of the four noble truths or as a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of reality. Avidyâ is identified within the Buddhist teachings as follows:
1. The first link in the twelve links of dependent origination.
2. One of the three poisons within the Mahayana Buddhist tradition.
3. One of the six root kleshas within the Mahayana Abhidharma teachings
4. One of the ten fetters in the Theravada tradition
5. Equivalent to moha within the Theravada Abhidharma teachings
Within the context of the twelve links of dependent origination, avidya is typically symbolized by a person who is blind or wearing a blindfold.
What comes to this claim in yogic terms, one can say that there is not only something which one can call VIDYA YOGA.
About AVIDYA YOGA very little can be known because it’s totally individual matter.
It never repeats itself, it’s never same.
HOWDYAugust 27, 2014 at 10:54 pm #42926
southern living 2 step pound cake:August 28, 2014 at 4:53 am #42928
Chen Changxing is a slightly mysterious character and much controversy surrounds him. He is most known as the teacher of the great taijiquan master Yang Luchan, but there is much disagreement over which style of martial art Chen Changxing actually taught to the family outsider.
The accuracy of many of Dux’s personal claims have been disputed, including his martial arts background, fighting in the “Kumite”, and prior military service. According to the Los Angeles Times, the organization that allegedly staged the Kumite had the same address as Dux’s house, and the trophy he claims to have won was bought by him at a local trophy store. This was disputed by Dux, who claimed the receipt was fabricated. He also claims his critics are part of a conspiracy to discredit him, led by ninjutsu master Stephen K. Hayes, whom Dux claims views him as a threat.
Sorry for my broken English.
I don’t think this anyway disturbs business facet of Healing Tao USA.
This book should have been written by Polish practitioner of Togakure-ryu Ninjutsu lineage.
First of all one should consider if this kind of book is at all right kind of medium to learn complicated fighting techniques, but here one can find something quite rare.
It’s in similar way insightful and thorougly illustrated as for example M. Chia’s Tai Chi Chi Kung.
So around 40 techniques are taught step-by-step.
For someone interested about martial art practice in both it’s defensive as well defensive aspects there might be something to steal.
But anyway for someone interested about this type of combat it’s visual form make it quite fascinating object of analysis.
Less than quarter out of around 200 pages is about history of this lineage and some very superficial and short articles about things like kuji-in (9 syllable mudra), gotonpo (training in the nature), natural medicine, etc.
In this part there are some surprisingly infantile mistakes.
Ps. There are no hidden techniques in the book.
REMIGIUSZ BORDA The Illustrated Ninja Handbook: Hidden Techniques of NinjutsuSeptember 6, 2014 at 7:11 pm #42930September 10, 2014 at 2:22 pm #42932
‘I was at Dao Mountain in 2003.
On the last day, just before I left,
I had a quick chat with Ron Diana,
who was just driving off to the city…
He said he was hoping to get back for the weekend,
because “Michael’s” parents would be there,
and seeing someone with their family was often helpful in
“finding out how they got that way.”‘
real character from Ron Diana?September 11, 2014 at 1:53 am #42934
why is he the way he is?
well ’cause he prides himself on cake!September 11, 2014 at 3:55 am #42936
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Homework is the most important in my opinion.
I think those Zhao Bichen formulas would need more detailed observation.
Let’s keep contacted.
HOWDYSeptember 17, 2014 at 2:47 am #42938
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