Master Shi Heng Yi - 5 hindrances to self-mastery | Shi Heng YI | TEDxVitosha

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Meet Shaolin Master Shi Heng Yi in his serene talk about self-discovery. Learn why rainfall is an essential part of each flowering. And every small step - part of the journey to the highest peek. The hindrances along the way to self-discovery and personal growth are easy to overcome. Learn how from his talk. For more than 30 years, Master Shi Heng Yi has been studying and practicing the interaction between mind and body. His strength is the ability to smoothly combine this knowledge with physical exercises and to practice Martial art -Kung Fu and Qi Gong. He has an academic background but he prefers to live at the Shaolin Temple Europe, Monastery located in Otterberg, Germany. Since 2010 he has been taking care of the settlement and he personifies the sustainable development and spreading the Shaolin culture and philosophy. As a contemporary monk, Master Yi holds a smartphone in the folds of his clothes as he sees no contradiction between living together with ancient knowledge and high technology. “The universal law of being successful and happy at the same time means finding the balance”, says master Yi. And as for flying - yes, he really can do it! He only needs a stick and a little space. We expect him to fly-in and share about the Shaolin way at TEDxVitosha 2020.

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Album: Earthsongs
Track: Lotus

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    Yea we bought into this bs in the 70s. move on.

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  4. Amberine Rasnerie
    Amberine Rasnerie
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    Everything he said makes sense. All too often we are not even aware or have no control about these hindrances once we experience it.

  5. Aditya Saini
    Aditya Saini
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    I am Asian , I am Indian 🇮🇳🇮🇳 I can feel the frustration .

  6. tubpot
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    definitely thought he said "lost in the sauce" at 14:23

  7. Yo Bro
    Yo Bro
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    Is this song in the background live or digitally added ? What would the teacher want ? ....

  8. Bald Fish
    Bald Fish
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    What happens when you can't find the mountain to climb?

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  10. Masud Rahaman
    Masud Rahaman
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    Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah

  11. Johan & Elmira Nunez
    Johan & Elmira Nunez
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    Something about him reminds me of The Rock 🪨!!

  12. AH
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    Is that the last airbender?

  13. Dark Visage
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  14. Joel Atkins
    Joel Atkins
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    Wow, just wow...

  15. CristinaSilivestru11:11
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    I m located in Germany currently & contemplating Seeking a Buddhist Temple to Help me with my Healing & Training. I am Familiar with Daily Meditation. In this Existance i never did Shaolin or anyth similar. But in a Past Life i was a Buddhist & martial art Teacher. After 30s my Soul decided it wants Freedom therefore a Life above 3D. My Soul never Forgotten the 5D vibration. Better later than never. I m going bck to my Roots

  16. Loria Brugh
    Loria Brugh
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    Hi, my name is Mary Thanks for accepting my friend request. Nice to meet you. I would like to use this great opportunity to get to know you better. I am single and a widower. My son and his dad passed away in a car accident. I have been single for 4 and half years and I am looking for a serious friendship and maybe something serious in the future. I do not think distance is a problem for me. I live in North Carolina Spring Lake and I do not mind the age. If you are interested to know me more then I would like you to share your private address like hangouts address or WhatsApp so we can chat better there. Thank you

  17. Alex Walzem
    Alex Walzem
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    Ya'll know Master Shi Heng Yi is Bruce Lee's reincarnation into the current Avatar, so You better listen up! 😂💖🙏💯 jk so grateful for this video! Thank You !! 💖💖💖👏👏👏👏

  18. Ann Nonymous
    Ann Nonymous
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    One's life is a succession of moments. Moments are made of a collection of sensations in one's spirit. Everything is made up, there is no freedom... Life is a sort of movie. So you have to find what the movie is all about. If you were the author of your movie, you wouldn't have written it that way... There wouldn't be any s**t coming out of your body to begin with... So from here, you need to imagine freedom: the right to write. What happened for you to end up on trial in a "read-only" mode? The Truth is more simple than what everybody said, more simple than what everybody wrote... Love is what needs to be found.

  19. Christoph von Zastrow
    Christoph von Zastrow
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    Great TED, but that cheesy music, is that on all day when you're a Shaolin monk? Since you really need steely nerves not to go crazy pretty soon.

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  21. optimus prime
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    Kung Fu masters are true legends.

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  23. Sadam Darik
    Sadam Darik
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    Please TEDX Vitosha how can I meet this pertinent guy. Please is there any one who knows how meet or have any contact let me . I'm indire need for him

  24. RaimonTarou
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    hard to take some hermit who lives in the mountains and begs for donations seriously tbh.

  25. carmenlidia13
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    Master Shi Yeng Yi 🌺🕊🌺 🙏♾🙏🏼 Sincerest Respect & Profound Appreciation For You Your Vast Knowledge & Your Channel & Videos Respect For Life & Beyond, Carmenlidia13

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  27. Kasturi Borah
    Kasturi Borah
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    🙏🙏🙏 absolutely grateful

  28. Benjamin Smuts
    Benjamin Smuts
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    music is fuckin lame bro just let him talk

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  30. TravelingJ
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    The advice in this lecture is actually really good...

  31. caleb0388
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    Simply brilliant! Master yourself

  32. Nen Way Productions
    Nen Way Productions
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    The Seventh Sword pt. 2 Out Now Check it out if you like.... or not : D

  33. Maicon Douglas
    Maicon Douglas
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    I lost the sight of the mountain itself, by just walking around it! I'm lost, for now!

  34. David Lopez
    David Lopez
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    Im in treatment for addiction right now..i so needed 4..and going

    1. Apollo
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      Stay strong buddy

  35. Jenn Moore
    Jenn Moore
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    A hindrance could be a rebellious and a identity crisis with a person claiming to be a self..Also, a hindrance could be an invasiveness of a desired repetitious act or actions self should not be doing due to an inaccurate designation of actions demanded with self calling and forceful actions to like a dog or a child or like a boss possibly. Self, might have a stance action needed or a void of a person knowative action since supposedly self or selves may be a basing off of scientifically projecting science experimental bodies and of discussion...Depopulate

  36. Donut Viper
    Donut Viper
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    So…if Earth is spinning on it’s axis, why don’t helicopter pilots see the Earth spinning as it hovers? Oh that’s right…gravity doesn’t just work vertically but horizontally as well 🤭💁🏿‍♂️💁‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤨

    1. Dah Re Toes
      Dah Re Toes
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      Dude what

  37. Guneet Sidhu
    Guneet Sidhu
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    I will meet you at the peak

  38. Nadeem Hirji
    Nadeem Hirji
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    "Just let it rain..." amazing.

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  40. Derrick Williams
    Derrick Williams
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    I love this! He has meaning behind every word spoken.

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  42. john mayer
    john mayer
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    Thank you Master.

  43. david waji
    david waji
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    Is their a book he published?

  44. anra persad
    anra persad
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    That background music is distracting and unnecessary

  45. TheTree OfLife
    TheTree OfLife
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    These techniques are fine I guess, but they are not the ultimate. They are just techniques developed by men, for men. Most Buddhist and Hindu traditions kept women out. Women's spirituality in Buddhism and Hinduism is ignored completely. And it exists. It's out there. White women lap this stuff up, forgetting their own inner feminine core, they're connection to their shamanic traditions. Hmm.

    1. Games4us
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      This techniques was developed by Buddha, not by "men". VIpassana was developed for everyone. You should try 10 day course.

  46. Luz Arsac de Toro
    Luz Arsac de Toro
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    Qu il parle bien l anglais! Qu il est beau aussi!

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  48. Thana Ang
    Thana Ang
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    One of the best TED talk, easy to understand. He does not ask or force you to believe but to think by yourself for enlightening

  49. larry drollinger
    larry drollinger
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    what kind of boots or shoes ate you wearing i live where i need them

  50. kityumcashco kityumcashco
    kityumcashco kityumcashco
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    Oh to be self enlightened. May peace and love follow you.

  51. Roman
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    Most parents expect their sons or daughters to become a doctor or lawyer which is normal and it is not just Asian families. 1:01

  52. Zoe Loseva
    Zoe Loseva
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    Hello! I made Russian subtitles for this video in the ".srt" format. How can I send them to you?

  53. Yotay CLown
    Yotay CLown
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    Its not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves - Edmund Hillary

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  55. pourya alipour
    pourya alipour
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    I was raised as a muslim and was taught about Quran .at this point after watching this video and what master Shi Heng YI said about states of mind and clarity I wish all those teachings were replaced by these words of wisdom.

    1. Mo P
      Mo P
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      There are seals on your heart lady. Islam is spiritually deep. We don't even need this chill music to add any effects. Pity you didn't have the right teachers

  56. Vijay Alen
    Vijay Alen
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    Masters like him do not allow matters from both the mind and body to escalate to him. They almost learn to consistently treat their mind and body as two different people with him in the same room. Amazing Talk.

  57. M3WORLD
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    8:53 pm 7/24/2021

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    what's music ?

  59. Ranju Cherian
    Ranju Cherian
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    Why you put music and spoil the flow of the speech for the listeners?

  60. Phillip Moodie
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  61. Ashallmusica
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    Trust me none from the audience paying attention towards what he's saying. But from here watching through this phone I admire every words he said.

  62. G Man
    G Man
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    That timer was way too distracting …. I need a mountain

  63. Hank Futch
    Hank Futch
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    I never saw things from from outside my own perspective. I actually learned things about myself today, that only I have the power to fix. Thank you

  64. demian sims
    demian sims
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    I don’t think medication should be excluded as a help to find a way out.

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    It's a beautiful talk.Just noticed that all the terms are originally from the Sanskruta Language..and it is a proud feeling being an Indian ❤️

  66. Billy Bravo
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    1. Billy Bravo
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      The Thing between my ears can be my WORSE ENEMY

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    cool story bro

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  69. Sutej Stephen STJ
    Sutej Stephen STJ
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    The voice is peaceful

  70. Dmytro Lysak
    Dmytro Lysak
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    What a load of pompous bs.

  71. Turtle-dom
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    One cell

  72. Pro Life
    Pro Life
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    There are only two paths in life. One is a broad road. The other path is narrow and hard to find.

  73. Emanuel Padilla Aldana
    Emanuel Padilla Aldana
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    I am a self master 🦅

  74. A W
    A W
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    This man just made me cry from the deepest part of my soul. I just survived a 15 yr journey that made his words sound like they're straight from God. Everyone should watch this every morning.

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  76. Sujit Sharma
    Sujit Sharma
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    Don't forget U are introduced by ur body that's mean not realy what u are, in fact all just assuming no one knows the ultimate truth of any one. Fun to listen about human because we have no choice or not a existing way to access in U or in me, but we have unseen sensitive imaginery world only for realizing, can't touch can't show others but through senses can experience unique uncachable world only exist in ur experience and the gate way is ur senses. U can say spritual world that not connected with ur body but in body only through ur senses. So it is most useful information that If U alive then U have a body if u have a body that's mean U have senses for accession into the unique spiritual world. So definitely U have to stay alive to experience ur life there is nothing for yours but all are if U are.

  77. Sujit Sharma
    Sujit Sharma
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    Breathing with time notify aliveness through the senses, but it is just about your presence not life. Life U have choise to stay alive to the path to unknown calculation of ur total living time.

  78. Frautic
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    Nice to know I have all 5 hinderances

  79. SNP 94
    SNP 94
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    Everytime I meditate I get more anxious. I know its probably neccesary to go through that. But sometimes it gets too bad :(

  80. nomind.
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    reminds me of bruce lee the way he talks

  81. DLS 21
    DLS 21
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    9:25 -5 hindrances -

  82. Jay Kishor
    Jay Kishor
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    life changing video❤

  83. Vanessa Crofskey
    Vanessa Crofskey
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    this man is such a BABE tho

  84. CE
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    There's nothing called negative mind and positive mind. NO MIND Just Witness Be the Watcher not the doer - OSHO 🙏

    1. Ze Tristan
      Ze Tristan
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      Regard Osho's example, not his words. He had the intelligence to say many erudite words, but not the application or the honesty and compassion to live them.

  85. Christian Olsson
    Christian Olsson
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    Those clothes are dope yo. Very fashionable. The music was really distracting though.

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    I have anxiety to the point that I have panic attacks at times and with everyone being in mandatory lockdowns and such, Chillhop is an oasis. It's so nice to see a community of awesome people such as yourselves. I hope everyone stays safe and healthy! 👍

  87. rustic35
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    As much as I like Buddhism and the philosophy that comes with it, I do wonder this: Did it come from the people being dictated over to endure their hopelessness or did it come from the authority to ensure passivity?. For such a peaceful teaching, why is China such an over arching system of control and obedience?

  88. Rob Castel
    Rob Castel
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    o the government totally knows all of this

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    This man is a real life air nomad

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    jo ashby
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    I have three and 4

  93. Lu G
    Lu G
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    Hi, hier, hiest

  94. Lu G
    Lu G
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    My man here got his education by 4 and was unhappy with life and went in to shaolin

  95. Mellia Boom Bot
    Mellia Boom Bot
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    Now that was fascinating. Very very good...:)

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    anupama mondal
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    His voice is like a heaven

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