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Percy
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Message 35 of 87 (657726)
03-30-2012 9:14 AM
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03-29-2012 6:27 PM


Re: Definitions Reloaded Life energy and TREPIDATION GRAPH
Can you describe the procedure for observing "quivering"?
--Percy

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Message 45 of 87 (657833)
03-31-2012 7:08 AM
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03-30-2012 4:29 PM


Quivering
Can you describe the procedure for observing "quivering"?
--Percy

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Message 47 of 87 (657836)
03-31-2012 7:45 AM
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03-31-2012 7:42 AM


Ki Hypothesis
I'm not a big fan of Occam's razor, seems like we pull it out too often here, but it does seem appropriate to me in this case.
--Percy
Edited by Percy, : Typo.
Edited by Percy, : Typo.

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Message 57 of 87 (658018)
04-01-2012 7:08 PM
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04-01-2012 2:39 PM


Re: Dumb TV
I have, in effect, the same question I asked CD7. Can you describe the procedure for observing "ki"?
--Percy

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Message 61 of 87 (658073)
04-02-2012 7:03 AM
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04-02-2012 1:18 AM


Re: Dumb TV
dwise1 writes:
No, I cannot. Ki is at best an abstract concept.
But you and Panda are discussing whether ki is something real. Abstract concepts are not real but are merely constructs of the mind with no more reality than dragons and unicorns. Believing that a thing called ki helps one in martial arts is no different than believing that a thing called God helps one in life.
--Percy

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Message 68 of 87 (658166)
04-02-2012 6:54 PM
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04-02-2012 5:05 PM


Re: A vivifying Quickening in a rapid-fire velocity
CrazyDiamond7 writes:
...which is an expression of life energy flowing through the nervous system...
How does one detect and measure "life energy flowing through the nervous system" as opposed to normal nerve impluses?
--Percy

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Message 69 of 87 (658169)
04-02-2012 7:13 PM
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04-02-2012 10:36 AM


Re: Dumb TV
dwise1 writes:
Though you do bring up an interesting question. Both Ki and God can be used by people to explain things that they cannot explain and to provide a paradigm to accomplish things. One difference is that Ki is considered to be a natural part of us and available for our use, whereas God is an external power that acts independently of us and may or may not side with us. Another difference is that Ki techniques still work whether Ki actually exists or not; it really doesn't matter that much to a Ki practitioner. But the question of whether God actually exists is of paramount importance to a God practitioner.
I don't think the details of what people imagine are important, except perhaps to their psychiatrists. It's what can be measured that counts.
--Percy

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Message 73 of 87 (658825)
04-10-2012 7:02 AM
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04-09-2012 5:09 PM


Re: Seeing how different the life energy is from a chemical one
CrazyDiamond7 writes:
The appropriate means by which life energy can be observed is the quickening and trepidation which occurs by pressing the palms of both hands together. The procedure begins by keeping the palms of both hands together up high, pressed to each other, for approximately 17 minutes. The quickening will occur spontaneously.
I'm pretty sure the only effects of pressing my hands together over my head for 17 minutes will be muscle fatigue and impaired circulation. What else is there that should happen that represents observational evidence of "quickening"?
--Percy

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