Die Ursprünge und Philosophie des Shaolin Tempels und Kung Fu - Deivi

The origins and philosophy of the Shaolin Temple and Kung Fu

The name "Shaolin" can be translated as "temple in the young forest" and refers to its location in the forest on Mount Shaoshi in the Chinese province of Henan. This place is also known as the "number 1 temple under heaven".


This is where Chan Buddhism and the legendary Shaolin Kung Fu originated. Originally, the term "Kung Fu" described the skill acquired through hard and patient effort, and also referred to arts such as painting and poetry. When someone was said to be "filled with Kung Fu," it meant that they were working toward perfection and excellence in their art. Later the meaning changed and referred in particular to the numerous Chinese martial arts. However, this is very fitting since martial arts actually require hard work, diligence, perseverance, ambition and continuous training.

Shaolin Kung Fu promotes concentration, speed, toughness and mobility. Through its philosophical teachings it contributes to the development of a solid character. This martial art includes techniques such as punches, kicks, knowledge of sensitive nerve points and the use of swords, sticks and lances. To practice this art, it is necessary to strengthen the body and mind and to live basic moral values ​​such as modesty, patience, respect, loyalty, humanity, honesty, peacefulness and helpfulness.

A true Shaolin monk embodies these qualities with courage and discipline. Through meditation and concentration, they learn to specifically use the energy “Qi” that flows in every living being. This enables them to achieve achievements and hardships that remain a mystery to science to this day.



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