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Teacher, I have heard the study of a Martial Art has the potential to enlighten an individual. I thought only meditation had that potential. Would you please explain?

The Martial Arts are based on the same philosophy that meditation is based on. They require one to focus his or her mind on the techniques at hand. Students who take studying Shao-lin seriously will find themselves studying the Buddhist and Taoist concepts.

This can have the potential to encourage the pratictioner to look deeper inside. Many who have started only with the external study of Shao-lin Ch'uan have ended up looking into their mind to find answers the external arts can not provide. Once you start this internal inquiry there is the potential to become enlightened. Two such famous Martial Artists are Mitose of the Kenpo Style and Ueshiba Morihei, founder of Aikido. Both are considered Martial arts Saints

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