Dieting

In The Twenty Conglin Essentials Chan master Baizhang Dazhi noted that: “The disease takes dieting as the herb decoction.” Buddhist practice advocates “not eat after noontime and even one-meal-a-day”.

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Buddhism Cultivating Good Conduct

Buddhism’s cultivation of good conduct includes conditioning behavior in daily life such as basic necessities of life, belonging to the arrange of Buddhist regimen. Buddhism advocates thrift and self-sufficiency.

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Moral Cultivation of Buddhism for Human

Buddhism focuses on beneficence. Most practitioners have a gentle, soft personality and peaceful mind, which is an important part of Buddhism nurturing body and soul, and also is one reason of life extension for prominent monks.

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Buddhism is the Highest Realm of Health Preservation

Buddhism has a long history and complete theory and practice method. Buddhism has left a magnificent chapter in the history of human civilization for more than two thousand years. Therefore, practice methods in Buddhism could always show the function of health care and health preservation. If we look into practice method of Buddhism, we will easily find that Buddhism uses the diet, sports, spiritual life and other sides to balance practitioner’s body and mind, achieving the state of peace and harmony. Thus many Buddhist practitioners could have a healthy body and maintain a happy mentality. (From The Encyclopedia of Shaolin Temple)

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Chan Medicine and Acupoints

The understanding of acupoints for Chan medicine has distinct academic versions. Chan medicine stresses: deep multiple abscess of acupoints change with space-time and everything’s changes on the premise of life, for which there are quality change and liquidity of locations. Chan medicine says “location accurate” means the location of the efficacy is accurate, rather than accurate graphics, coordinates and size. Chan medicine stresses “conformity of pneuma, mind and spirit” and “alternate softness and hardness”, requiring doctors to have “universal compassion” and “learning from a painful experience” and build a Bodhisattva’s realm of connecting to the heart and understanding each other with patients deeply. Understanding patients spoken of here is not simple medical ethics but ineffable medical skills. Massage therapy in Chan medicine is not simple to exercise the muscles, and the bones and tendons but stresses the transmission of the state and energy information. The use of acupoints methods like one finger Chan, two fingers pointing up as well as palm Chan, boxing Chan and so on, brings back life to a patient. (From Shaolin Encyclopedia)

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Taste Chan in Tea

Tea is the ordinary matter like dressing and eating each one needs and use. As Buddha dharma that all monastics have Buddhist nature, no high and low, saints and mortals equal and each one can enlighten it. Chan and tea are common while human and Buddha are interlinked. Buddha and dharma are is visible at any time and Chan ceremony can be entered at any moment. As long as people have the heart, be able to enlighten. How to enlighten? Go for tea! (From Words of Chan by Shi Yongxin)

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