I have always assumed that part of Cheng Hsin martial was to learn to act from not-self, to learn to surrender to what arises in each moment. (A question and response) – Peter Ralston Newsletter

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Hi Peter, For a few years I have periodically wondered whether when you fought you fought from a place of self-mind or Consciousness. Or, to be more accurate I have always assumed that part of Cheng Hsin martial was to learn to act from not-self, to learn to surrender to what arises in each moment, to […]

I’m wondering whether it’s possible at all not to be attached to different things – Peter Ralston Newsletter

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Hello Peter, I think that somewhere in The Book of Not Knowing you wrote something about attachment. I think you wrote that the less we are attached to different stuff the less we will suffer – or something to that effect; I was unable to find the lines where you talked about it. I’m wondering whether […]

I have just read Zen Body-Being, and it changed the way I look at the body. Do you feel your body constantly, all the time? – Peter Ralston Newsletter

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Hi Peter, My name is Daniel, from Norway. I have just read Zen Body-Being, and it changed the way I look at the body. Do you feel your body constantly, all the time? I find it very difficult. Can feel it a few minutes, but then I forget about it and my brain starts to think […]

How do I remove a core assumption that has been a major influence of my perception of who I am for most of my life? – Peter Ralston Newsletter

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Peter, At a loss here. I find that when I reach a bottom line I don’t know what to do with it. You write “can begin to disassociate these beliefs from reality.” I don’t know how to do that. How do I remove a core assumption that has been a major influence of my perception […]

You have presented a good outline for one of our main confusions with love, or any emotion for that matter – Peter Ralston Newsletter

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Hello Peter,Somewhere, I do not know where, you mentioned something about “love;” it was either in one of your newsletters or in one of your books which I read – I have no idea where, so I didn’t even try to look for it. However, you said something like “If I told you what love really […]

The Truth Is The Truth No Matter What State You’re In – Peter Ralston Newsletter

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Hi Peter, One concept in some of the Buddhist studies I have been involved in brings light to the importance of “leaving family,” meaning leaving worldly attachment and focusing one’s life more on the study of “Truth.” Obviously there are differences in your directive and the Zen Buddhism directives. My question is? I would imagine […]