So what do people think of all this? Is their an underlying energy beneath all things that we can tap into if we have the tools and use to our own benefit? Or is this all a matter of the right conditioning and callousing the body to absorb injury? What d'yall have to say?
Doing a quick google search I found this: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...9/ai_73711177/
Fight Science (programn on the science channel) also did an episode on Shaolin monks. They had scientists test the monks and observe during the demonstrations. I actually wanted to use that episode for the OP but couldn't find a video of it.
Haven't personally witnessed things but I believe this. I've heard stories of people using chi healers and getting fantastic results. Then again, I've heard people going on dangerous diets and claiming to feel amazing so I'm not sure.
“May all sentient beings be free of pain and suffering. May all sentient beings experience eternal joy and happiness. gate gate pāragate pārasaṃgate bodhi svāhā.”
have personally been worked on by a qigong healer and it's amazing. no more back pain or pinched sciatic nerve after years of trying everything else.
the shaolin monks, indian yogis and anyone who practices certain mediation techniques are capable of all these feats.
i love that show!
that was an awesome episode...found it on youtube:
Off hand I would say this seems to be similar to the need people have to believe in something 'more.' To posit the supernatural to attempt to easily and quickly explain that which we do not understand without taking the time or rigor to actually understand it.
Thanks PiSis, that's exactly what I was looking for!
Peasant (1963-1972) and Fluffy (1970s?-1982- I think of you as 'Ambrose' now)- Your spirits outshone some humans I have known. Be happy forever.