Hi guys i decided to post on this forum and on this website just in case anyone could help me find answers to burning questions ive had for months.
Ive emailed Hsu Yun.org and elsewhere this very email below also as i would like to have any perspective especially when trying to understand
what seems to be an important issue for me with regards to my beliefs,thoughts and following the masters advice on the way of correct cultivation
My enlglish is not always great so please be patient and bear with me...
Hi ive been reading Hsu Yuns biography and its very inspirational.
My email below is asking for help in answering some important
questions relating to buddhism.
Im an admirer of the courage of Hsu Yun and Hsuan Hua and it inspires
me to follow there teachings and the path they encourage through their
However i infrequently hit seeming blocks in understanding,doubts and
Because i cant rid myself of my confusion regarding something specific
in Hsu Yuns practice ,i cant get it out of my head and its acting as a
major block to fathoming whether the practice of meditation that he
did is a correct path to Tao
Its regarding Hsu Yun, once when he was in meditation and samadhi and
he became paralyzed after his nine day session. And he became so
unwell he couldnt even hold chopsticks and was in a terrible state.
This sort of thing doesnt seem to be mentioned in the old sutras nor i
believe it isnt mentioned in journey to the west ,so my questions are
Why and how did he become paralyzed?
because im concerned as :
if his practice was a true practice wouldnt it be safe?
Why is he becoming paralyzed from something thats supposed to be
linked to body and mind ,for instance Hsuan Hua and others mention
that meditation cleans the body and repairs the deficiencies and
channels ...so therefore making muscles,tendons,nerves and bones
strong so that by continuing in meditation as Hsu Yun often did it
would thereby not lead to bad effects like Paralysis (which is a sign
of great damage and harm done to the body),he often said his health
was robust in his biography and in there is no mention in the old
taoist immortal classics and commentarys of the true practice causing
this problem so i dont know how it happened,why and whats going on with this.
the part in question can be found here
page 106 http://www.thezensite.com/ZenTeachings/ ... Xu_Yun.pdf
or alternatively in his pictorial biography
part 141 of this book
A Pictorial Biography of the Venerable Master Hsu Yun, Volume 2
You can find exerpts to the very chapter of 141 which explains about
his paralysishttp://books.google.co.uk/books?id=MFn1 ... is&f=false
Any help with helping me understand this very important point will go
such a long way for me increasing belief in the teachings of the
masters and continuing along this path . Especially because there
shouldnt be any inconsistencies in the teachings.
I would really appreciate any information as this has bothered me for
months and months and i cant say how much respect i have for these
Warm regards and kindness