Chogyam Trungpa explains the eightfold path, symbolised by the 8 spokes of the dharma wheel thoroughly half way in the book ’the myth of freedom': “I am sorry not to be presenting any glamorous and beautiful promises. Wisdom happens to be a domestic affair. Buddha saw the world as it is and that was his enlightenment. Buddha means “awake,” being awake, completely awake—that seems to be his message to us. He offered us a path to being awake, a path with eight points, and he called it “the eightfold path....


From wikipedia, the history of tai chi: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tai_chi “The Chen family trace their art back to Chen Wangting in the 17th century. Martial arts historian Xu Zhen claimed that the tai chi of Chen Village was influenced by the Taizu changquan style practiced at nearby Shaolin Monastery, while Tang Hao thought it was derived from a treatise by Ming dynasty general Qi Jiguang, Jixiao Xinshu (“New Treatise on Military Efficiency”), which discussed several martial arts styles including Taizu changquan....

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What apple has going for it is a vertically integrated system. The company controls the hardware and the software and can optimize both for the user experience. The downside can be that you have to buy into the Apple vision, literally and figuratively. While I love the aesthetic of MacOS and battery life of arm64 macbooks, it’s not worth it for me in the end; I rather opt for a arm64 based chromebook to run linux on it with Aline, Wayland, Logseq, Vassal and a nice compositor....

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The King fairy stories Tolkien connects all of fairy-story to the master-narrative of Christianity: fall and redemption through the impossible eucatastrophe of resurrection. This is the Christo-centric passion of the Logos as we see played out in the death and resurrection of Gandalf, Aragorn’s journey into and return from the land of the dead, Éowyn’s rescue of Théoden from the King of the Wraiths and her healing by Aragorn, the charge of the Rohirrim, and Frodo’s trudge up the Golgotha of Mt....


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Atisha Dipankara (980/90-1055) was a Pali emipre (current day Bengal) Buddhist scholar at the monastic university Vikramashila, who was invited to Tibet and spent the last 12 years of his life there. He is recognised as one of the greatest figures of medieval Buddhism. Atiśa’s main disciple, Dromtön founded the Kadam school. The Root Text of the Seven Points of Training the Mind is based on his teachings. Similar to Gautama Buddha, Atiśa was born into royalty....