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I Love Kung Fu


How many of us truly realize the effects of this...
laotzu92 · 61-69, M
"Kung fu" means accomplishment through effort or hard work well done.
One of the appeals it has always had for me is that it originated at the Shaolin Temple in China as an aid to meditation. So many kung fu sayings are also zen (I prefer "chan", the Chinese word) sayings.
The Temple was one of the places the imported Buddhism from India blended with the native Taoism and created chan.
But- while the quoted sentiment is appealing, kung fu is really about disciplined effort more than love.
Every day I have to remember what my teacher said to me: "When you stop pushing the rock up the hill, it will roll down over you."
laotzu92 · 61-69, M
As my namesake, Lao Tzu says:
"Overcoming others requires force. Overcoming yourself requires enlightenment."
Justpeaceandlove · 61-69, F
I don't know much about Kung Fu but your story is interesting to me. Thank you for sharing it.

About the rock rolling down the hill, I've seen it happen to so many people in my life. They just gave up. Not that I don't want to sometimes, not ready I guess. :)

In my own life personally, the rock seems to get heavier but the harder I push the stronger I become and can push that thing with ease at times. :)
Justpeaceandlove · 61-69, F
@Laotzu I've heard different people share different stories in my life on enlightenment.

What do you say enlightenment is?

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