“Sitting idly waiting for my next meeting, I wrote this poem to past time
True wealth is the healthiness of one's body-mind.
Over attached in mind practices and neglect body is big disease.
When we realized body is empty of body, body is also mind.
When we realized mind is no-mind, even clumsiness is zen.
Birth, old age, sickness and death is but a dream, do not be attached.
Give up whatever that is "extra" (of something and nothing), And roam freely in the territory of no-dimension.
Exercise, Diet, Sleep
Soh Wei Yu
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was a fucking mess for years. Last October, I made the decision to
change that once and for all: I quit smoking cigarettes, quit SSRI's,
and started getting up at 0500, exercising, and eating cleaner.
On the 26th of July this year, I started going to the gym for weightlifting and cardio. Yesterday was my 100th session.
difference that exercise, a better diet and a consistent,
non-negotiable routine makes - physically, mentally and spiritually -
cannot be overstated.
never mentioned any of this publicly and I'm not posting this for
kudos. I'm posting this because if I can do it, then so can you.”
[5:55 pm, 11/12/2021] John Tan: This is extremely important. In fact you should encourage ATR group to do that.
[6:02 pm, 11/12/2021] John Tan: Instead of just always talking about ultimate, anatta.
agree. Ive been involved in calisthenics, workout and yoga for a 5-6
years for now and it gives A LOT to my calmness and much decrease pain
in the mindass after some intensive practice. Push ups and something
like this is great for home everyday practice if you dont like gyms.
(Soh: energy, life, breath, or chi) and the apparent body, they are not
related to mind, they are mind. Opening and regulating the apparent
body, is opening and regulating the mind.
very much inspired by some truly profound and insightful texts (Soh: a
Dzogchen text) about vayu, body and mind that Kyle Dixon sent me a few
“Body is Mind
What we called "body" is just "Mind".
Massaging the body, is massaging Mind.
Detoxing the body, is cleansing Mind.
Feeling the breath, is feeling Mind.
Integrate the body fully in practice,
For the body has always been what we called - "Mind".”
is most important is how you can understand deeply the energy
circulatory of your body and how it helps to expand and open our
pristine consciousness… ...Body is a whole universe of itself. It
cannot be just knowledge, it has to be intimate to the very depth.
Intimate to [the] depth that you can feel no distinction between body
Vajrayāna, cakras are areas in the body where the venous, arterial and
nerves collect, generally around vital organs. Where these channels
[nadis] converge are areas where the vāyu becomes more concentrated.
point of a knowledge of where nadi and vāyu collects is related to a
knowledge of how to manipulate the body to in turn control the mind. The
mind or consciousness, rides the vāyu. And actually in some systems,
mind [citta] and vāyu are held to be synonymous, no difference at all.
If vāyu is coordinated then the mind will be calm and pliable,
alternatively if the vāyu is agitated then the mind will be chaotic with
lots of concepts and thoughts.
has a strong emphasis on the body for this very reason, and cakras are
one aspect of the yogic understanding of physiology.
ability to control the body and in turn the mind in this way means a
practitioner of Vajrayāna can establish states of dhyāna and samādhi
much more rapidly than systems that only employ methods like samatha
solely to enter dhyāna." - Kyle Dixon, 2021
Buddhists practice tsa lung or trul khor which is pranayama, sometimes
called “yantra yoga.” These Tibetan and Indian physical yogas are the
basis for what later became hatha yoga and so on.
Vajrayāna, the premise is that the mind or consciousness is inseparable
from the vāyu, which is the air element within the body. The vāyus
circulate throughout the body via the nadis or channels. As such,
through postures and breathing methods, you control the nadis and the
vāyu, and once the vāyu is coordinated, then the mind becomes calm and
systems emphasize sitting meditation, and as a result, eventually access
dhyāna and samādhi. In Vajrayāna, through applying pranayama, that same
dhyāna and samādhi is accessed much more rapidly.
this way, these physical yogas as applied through the lens of the
buddhadharma become a vehicle to awakening just the same as other
meditation techniques, and when coupled with other meditation
techniques, these physical yogas are a powerful supplement and method
which greatly enhance one’s path and practice.
should be absolutely no conflict. If the conflict is based in doctrine,
then study the Buddhist view and understand what you are doing... the
premise isn’t different. The point of departure is the nuances of the
soteriological frameworks as u/animuseternal noted. In practice however,
you are going to end up accomplishing the same result, the coordination
of vāyu and mind.” – Kyle Dixon, 2021
9:03:06 PM] John Tan: Actually when you practice yoga, if you got the
慧根 (faculty of wisdom)... you will realise the purpose of the asanas to
prepare the body to fully open up itself. It is quite ironical because
you practice to be natural, tender and flexible...but if you practice,
you will realise. The body is tense, rigid and it can't relax and open
up itself...it is similar to a mind full of proliferated views and
dualistic tendencies going through the 7 phases of insights to open up.”
can't truly open your mind without opening your body. When the insights
open the eye that enable you to experience directly, you must be able
to directly feel and experience the supporting conditions that help to
lead one to openness. And the body also requires certain mind state to
complement your body to open up... your breath and posture and mind...
All contribute and play a role... Have you felt your body so clean,
cleansed, unobstructed and pure before?