Welcome back to Behind Greatness. We sit down for a one on one chat with Master Shi Heng Yi who is at his temple in Otterberg Germany. Shifu, as we call him, is the founder and headmaster of Europe’s only 24×7 Shaolin Temple for martial arts. He is a martial arts master practising the way of Chan Buddhism.
Born and bred in Germany, he is the son of Vietnamese immigrants who left to make a better path for their children. As a young boy he took up martial arts – and the training, discipline and world view it afforded him became a foundation for how he was to live his life as an adult.
We dive immediately into a discussion about the attention to thoughts, thoughts being separation and the truth in the non-rational and the non-intellectual. And there’s more: replacing coincidence, not being unaligned, thoughts coming for you and becoming the paradise that you want to achieve. We learn about different types of elevation and the bottom line of what the true type of elevation ultimately creates.
So much goodness here.