Actually, I don't know what I am. And, when I drink tea, I don't know what I am drinking until memory (the past) names it. Then, what am I experiencing?; the tea or the accumulation of knowledge (the past)? Do we experience anything directly without naming it, categorizing it, analyzing it?TIM wrote:I guess you are a funny guy then, Teadoff. I "check-out" when I am not drinking tea.Tead Off wrote:We all need to check ourselves out sometime. Right, Tim? I find a lot of humor observing all kinds of things including religious practicioners and tea drinkers.TIM wrote:I hope you are joking Tead Off. To make a joke out of something people practice and dedicate their life to is very off. Because it's not in your head, doesn't mean its not there. Specially around us tea heads.Tead Off wrote:....I have to laugh at the seriousness of Chadao and those who think they are practicing it, somehow. Drink up!
With due respect, how can we know what chaqi is? Certainly, it is not what a group of tea drinkers agree it is. If we are honest with ourselves, we don't really know what anything is.