I was a Buddhist before I knew what Buddhism was.
The Catholic nuns would get very upset when I asked too many questions.
Buddhism is a philosophy of questions. Buddhism teaches you to ask questions--constantly.
Buddha said, "If your religion isn't benefiting your life, find another one."
Buddha is not a God, despite what some people want to believe. He was a man. A spoiled sheltered young man who decided he wanted to understand the true nature of existence and what life was about.
Instead of discovering secret rituals or magic words, he found balance and contentment.
Join me in my Dharma Trails, online, in seminars, or in my classes. Let's find out who we are, why we're here, and where we're going.
Sounds simple, but how do you do it?
I discovered a formula that works for anyone:
- Physical balance: stretching / exercise / coordination
- This is the Kung Fu and Tai Chi and Qigong breathing
- Mental balance: learning / questioning / discovering
- Buddhist Dharma contains psychology, common sense, and insights
- Spiritual balance: contentment / compassion / generosity
- Unfortunately people try to be spiritual before they are physically and emotionally balanced
Let's journey together, on the Dharma Trails.
Buddha Zhen Shen-Lang
Patriarch, Shaolin Chi Mantis