Reflections of Being (Paperback) - Ralston, Peter

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Personal, reflective, and gently investigative, these early essays have a raw, fresh quality which predates the more formal theory and practice of Peter Ralston''s two best-selling books, "Cheng Hsin: The Principles of Effortless Power" and "Cheng Hsin T''ui Shou: The Art of Effortless Power." Many of the questions for which the martial arts work of Cheng Hsin is a vehicle of discovery--identity in relation to others, authenticity in the face of belief systems, the draw we have to pursue ineffective self-serving urges, and our tendency to conceptualize rather than experience things--are described here in simple, almost conversational language. Attempting to grasp what authentic knowledge is, Ralston''s queries become a quest for how humans can develop a deeper sense of themselves as participants in the world.

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9781556431197
SKU 30266376
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1556431198
Release Date 2/1/1992
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.75L x 0.5T
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Editors Note Personal, reflective, and gently investigative, these early essays have a raw, fresh quality which predates the more formal theory and practice of Peter Ralston's two best-selling books, Cheng Hsin: The Principles of Effortless Power and Cheng Hsin T'ui Shou: The Art of Effortless Power. Many of the questions for which the martial arts work of Cheng Hsin is a vehicle of discovery-identity in relation to others, authenticity in the face of belief systems, the draw we have to pursue ineffective self-serving urges, and our tendency to conceptualize rather than experience things-are described here in simple, almost conversational language. Attempting to grasp what authentic knowledge is, Ralston's queries become a quest for how humans can develop a deeper sense of themselves as participants in the world.
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