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

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.

Artist: Secret Garden
Album: Earthsongs
Track: Lotus

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  • Something way better than many religions in this world. Some of the religions are destroying the world, and separating the people from people.

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  • Wonderful.clarity if thought.

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  • Great presentation

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  • Until then. Thank you for this knowledge.

    Marcus MoulayMarcus MoulayDag geleden
  • You need to learn master of youself👌

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  • The past does not haunt you - You haunt the past. You haunt it by reliving, and letting it affect the present. The future does not yet exist. It is a chapter yet t be written. Only the present, the now, moment by moment exists.

    jack cummingsjack cummingsDag geleden
  • The experience of climbing the mountain and having your own experience, is not the same as sharing other peoples experience. That is their experience..not your own. We all experience life in different ways. No path is alike. On the mountain, we all see something different. Our thoughts about what we see are different. We all have to walk our own path in life.

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  • wow this amazing to understand you, your values, your energies, your effectiveness. If you are self-aware what your capability are and you make yourself uniquies by recognize yourself , your strenghts you will always be happy and eventually successful. Also if you install recognition and acceptance in your unconcious mind you do things better as it install these characteristics before you think or you do anything.

    Asim SAsim S2 dagen geleden
  • Hi I’m still walking, dork clouds an traps help please.

    Jermaine ColemanJermaine Coleman3 dagen geleden
  • 18:17 the best quote ever

    Diksha TradersDiksha Traders3 dagen geleden
  • Powerful, motivational. I will reach the top.

    icecold2000icecold20003 dagen geleden
  • He’s in freakin shape too.

    Jake BlazeJake Blaze4 dagen geleden
  • I'm very grateful that I tuned into this message that contains some profound wisdom, to include doing what you want---aka Being authentic/true to yourself, trusting your inner guidance/Heart, and following the breadcrumbs of JOY. However COMMA there are also some contradictions. For instance, at 16:12 of this video, it's suggests, "learn to accept, acknowledge, and allow the situation or a person to be the way are, how they are"; but yet, the previous messages were actually about the rejection of various "negative"/"wrong"/"bad"/"non-beneficial"/"dark"/"unknown aspects of the individual and Collective full-potential, Multidimensional, WHOLE self/Self. I have no doubt that when we further open our mind and heart (to integrated Mind/Heart)---aka merged Soul & Spirit/Light (Known) & Dark (Unknown)/Yang & Yin/Sun & Moon/God & Goddess/Divine Masculine & Divine Feminine Energies/Fire & Water/Hot & Cold/etc.---we can then Be Fully Present (the state of Balance & Harmony in alignment with Unity Consciousness). Therefore, when it comes to the first "hindrance" to self-mastery (mentioned in this video), we can be open to the "bad" temptation of a luring situation---such as a beautiful place that offers delicious food, and filled with beautiful people (what many within humanity would consider heavenly)---stop by to fully enJOY the wonderful experience, and then have the discipline to continue the journey up the mountain top (ultimately, to further explore and enJOY interconnected Life, while further expanding one's individual and Collective Consciousness). I'm still learning to unconditionally embrace and integrate more and more NEUTRAL---not right vs wrong, good vs bad, light vs dark, etc. within duality/polarity of physical worlds---aspects of the WHOLE/THE ONE, which includes deeply understanding ALL neutral emotions (our inner compass that always reveals our authentic state at whatever moments), and honoring our true feelings. It's okay to feel down at times, it's part of being human; it's part of the ebb and flow of Life, the Cosmic Dance of the so-called opposites/contrasts. The key is to RE-MEMBER to BOUNCE BACK whenever we're down, after we've taken the time to go inward, to Be Fully Present with our inner world, with how we truly FEEL, ALLOW any part of ourselves to simply BE (as IS), and give ourselves an inner BEAR HUG. If we feel angry, it's beneficial to express this emotion in a healthy and honest way, rather than suppress it (FORCE IT DOWN) because it's unacceptable and NOT spiritual. Because the anger energy (that's valid for whatever reason) won't go anywhere, but rather, gradually build up tension, bubble like lava, and then eventually EXPLODE in an out of control manner. When we're willing to co-exist in harmony with more and more aspects of WHOLE self/Self, we will discover more INNER: peace, freedom, profound wisdom, gratitude, appreciation, strength, courage, abundance, wealth (self-worth), joy, Unconditional Love (for self/others/interconnected Life within this world and way beyond), and much more. Our society has rejected these non-approved aspects for way too long; hence, they have shown themselves in uncontrollable and undesirable ways; but they just want to experience so-called other aspects to express, "I SEE you, I HEAR you, I FEEL you, and I KNOW you." It's time to reunite ALL aspects/parts of the WHOLE/THE ONE in order to truly KNOW our greatest potential, and to fully BE who we are at the core---merged Light (God) & Unconditional Love (Goddess) Frequency---and truly LIVE our own versions of Heaven on Earth.

    Barbara DBarbara D4 dagen geleden
  • Great gift for the blind including my . thanks

    Byron MardonesByron Mardones4 dagen geleden
  • I’ve listened to this at least 5 times and I am going to listen to this as part of my daily routine. Thank you, master. 🙏🙏🙏

    Christy YangChristy Yang5 dagen geleden
  • 18mins that worth..

    Michael JosephMichael Joseph5 dagen geleden
  • Hi! tech Mind,Use ur Mind,but don't use ur Head,coz ur head is very hard,two kind of head one head is under ur pant,and one head is skull..ok!?! Aum xoo boo

    Angelica LamponAngelica Lampon6 dagen geleden
  • This man moves like a lion and speaks straight from his heart.

    Subham DasSubham Das6 dagen geleden
  • It's simply amazing, the commonality between Shaolin Buddhist philosophy, techniques and that of Advaita vedanta- Sanatana Dharma (Hindu beliefs). Understandable, as both streams are Dharmic after all. The monk puts the message forth very clearly n succinctly. Om Shanthi.

    Vinod Kumar puthumanapullyVinod Kumar puthumanapully6 dagen geleden
  • "I am not the Body, I am not the mind, I am not my emotions. It's just that I can see all these three aspects about me."

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  • this is governed by multiple dimensions stop.

    Jarrod YukiJarrod Yuki7 dagen geleden
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    Summer LeeSummer Lee7 dagen geleden
  • I am not my body. I am not my mind.

    Jared McFaydenJared McFayden7 dagen geleden
  • Best ted talk ever 🙏🏼🙏🏼thank you

    Dhruv MadaanDhruv Madaan7 dagen geleden
  • me realizing every ted talk that isn't a white man has low volume. 0.o

    DawsonDawson7 dagen geleden
  • Thank you, master

    AlexAlex7 dagen geleden
  • The 5 hindrances: Sensual mind: The mind is obsessed with unhealthy sources of positivity. Negative mind: The mind has become obstructed with negative thoughts. Dull & heavy mind: The mind has imprisoned itself within a cell of low mental/physical energy. Unsettled mind: The mind is depressed about the past, or anxious about the future. Skeptical mind: The mind has been flooded with doubts of what others will think. This is what you must avoid. If you are unsuccessful, you must let it RAIN: R. Recognize which hinderance is blocking your path. A. Accept the existence of this problem and allow it to be the way it is. I. Investigate your mental and emotional state. Interrogate yourself. N. Non-Identity: detach yourself from your emotions, mind, and body. You are only observing those 3 aspects of yourself.

    Benjamin PayotBenjamin Payot7 dagen geleden
  • He needs a glass of water can’t listen to the smacking dry sound can’t watch sry

    Michael FletcherMichael Fletcher7 dagen geleden
  • I like how he still continues after his time is up but no one stops him. Thank yall for that🙏

    The Black F.I GuyThe Black F.I Guy7 dagen geleden
  • Maybe that restaurant he speaks of is a nice experience along the way, at least for me. I have no problem enjoying life and I am indeed on my way to the other shore, the top of the mountain, or whatever metaphor you use. He can pass right on by that restaurant, but if he thinks it's a hindrance, it is for him. For another, everything is Siva.

    Slingshot ChickenSlingshot Chicken8 dagen geleden
  • How to find a background music?

    Inga UrbanavičiūtėInga Urbanavičiūtė8 dagen geleden
  • Is 17 a good age to start

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  • 我觉得他的佛法知识比武功练的好

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  • Ways to Make Progress: Positive attitude Find Inspiration Wake Up Early Plan your Day Have purpose Track Finance Love yourself Invest Money Save Money Help Others Be Yourself Eat Healthy Learn skills Read Daily Judge less Automate Set Goals Meditate Delegate Network Journal

    Haider Ali KhanHaider Ali Khan10 dagen geleden
  • That's very difficult tho 🥲

    Keren FHPKeren FHP11 dagen geleden
  • 01:50

    Toan BuiToan Bui11 dagen geleden
  • I have all the 5 hindrances 😭😭

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  • I'm blown away

    sisters keepersisters keeper11 dagen geleden
  • Never stop learning, self discovery and personal growth on your journey

    jennyjenny11 dagen geleden
  • Why Play the background music it's distribution

    No NoNo No11 dagen geleden
  • My ex thinks this is what I need. Instead of acknowledging he was a gaslighting a hole who cheated on me every chance he got . encouraged his new women to disrespect me . taught his daughter that I’ve helped him raised since she was 2 , ( by the way just graduated at 18 ) to disrespect me. I gave my all and would die for them We were together for more than a decade a decade . all he did was humiliate me, disrespect me and made me feel like I wasn’t worth anything . So instead of admitting his eff up ways in the situation. He sends me this link . Isn’t life grand ? Thank you so much .

  • do the thing you like Recognize Accept Investigate Non-identify climb up the ladder reach the peak Sensual mind Negative mind Slothful mind Unsettled mind Skeptical doubt "Align and structure your life in a way to prevent these hindrances" There are 2 mistakes along the way to mastery 1. Not starting 2. Not going all the way

    Minh Đạt LụcMinh Đạt Lục12 dagen geleden
  • 5 Hindrances (Panch Neewarana) Ill will Sensual Desire Sloth (excessive sleeping) Restlessness & worry Sceptical doubt

    DilishDilish12 dagen geleden
  • I like his style thou , madd cute 😂 Very geisha

    RObe A dobeRObe A dobe12 dagen geleden
  • I am not my Body. I am not my mind. I am not what I feel.

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  • ❤️

    Mikes Micro WorldsMikes Micro Worlds12 dagen geleden
  • I'm having very impure thoughts about one so pure

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  • Great talk 👏🏾

    Chill LoungeChill Lounge13 dagen geleden
  • This is a pretty misleading lecture from a monk. The five hindrances are: Sensual desires, ill will, lethargy and sleepiness, excited and regretfulness, and doubt. A Buddhist meditator must eliminate these five hindrances during their mediation cultivation. He did not even mention the complete five topics. These are the hindrances during your meditation but he described as problems in our daily lives. 五盖:贪欲盖、嗔恚盖、惛沉睡眠盖、掉举恶作盖和疑盖。

    Shiang FooShiang Foo13 dagen geleden
  • All the positive energy flowing through him towards me his words movement is just giving me peace of mind.

    Uditansu ParidaUditansu Parida14 dagen geleden
  • is it him the real master yi ?

    Mohamed AmineMohamed Amine14 dagen geleden
  • This is what I am really missing clarity and I unfortunately need more guidance

    Med Rayen Ben AbdelwahedMed Rayen Ben Abdelwahed14 dagen geleden
  • This is just beautiful.

    DeepReflectionDeepReflection14 dagen geleden
  • 5 Hinderances to Self-Mastery: 1. Bipolar II Disorder and ADHD comorbidity.

    theMentivisttheMentivist14 dagen geleden
  • I love his soothing voice!

    G MailG Mail14 dagen geleden
  • If you're reading this Don't get distracted by the comment section for your journey has already started.

    Adrenaline JunkeyAdrenaline Junkey14 dagen geleden

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  • He's got that Bruce Lee vibes

    Marcus ChiaMarcus Chia15 dagen geleden
  • Thank you and God bless you, Master Yi.

    Karim NaufalKarim Naufal16 dagen geleden
  • Genius. So on point. Beautiful.

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  • Looks like the skinny version of the Rock

    Rahul AgarwalRahul Agarwal16 dagen geleden
  • I needed to listen the exact words you said. The clarity you provided I really am acknowledge to it Mr. Shi.

    Shavi GautamShavi Gautam16 dagen geleden
  • Can someone say which song was used in starting and ending of the talk?

    Dhanka NakaDhanka Naka16 dagen geleden
  • WONDERFUL, Master Shi!! Thank you! You're indeed a blessing to the disturbed & rudderless souls on this planet! Bless you!!

    Benjamin D'souzaBenjamin D'souza16 dagen geleden
  • Yes…God has never and will never granted practical wisdom to everybody…. But only who search for Him and to whom wants to develop a excellent relation ship…Beautiful my friend!

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  • at about 15:25, what "techniques"r u referring to?

    ivor worrellivor worrell17 dagen geleden
    • No one will teach you go experience yourself ! I guess coz he said you will come across many challenges in your life. Am I correct?

      Yash BorghateYash Borghate3 dagen geleden
  • One of if not THE best Ted Talks I have ever heard. Shaolin Mastery is seldom seen mass gatherings, because of its' nature. However, this was exquisite mastery indeed in relating to others in such an intimate and meaningful way. Thank you for this presentation. A very powerful and knowledgeable speaker. 🙏

    Reeble SnarfleReeble Snarfle17 dagen geleden
  • 🙏

    Vanessa SantosVanessa Santos17 dagen geleden
  • A Shaolin Mastery can be achieved when you're in your twenties ?

    Thomas MillerThomas Miller18 dagen geleden
    • This guy is a joker and is not enlightened.

      Matt LyonsMatt Lyons12 dagen geleden
  • And a month later we locked down for the 1st time. Hearing all the coughs during his talk, my unsettled mind thinking, they're trying to kill everyone around them.

    wwwShadow7wwwShadow718 dagen geleden
    • Sars-cov2 had a death rate of 0.03, the delta variant has a death rate of 0.001. Kill everyone? Most people in the world have had it and thought it was the cold most likely. WAKE UP

      Matt LyonsMatt Lyons12 dagen geleden
  • I love karate he's got a mouth full

    Adivina TranquilaAdivina Tranquila18 dagen geleden
  • I can't believe they put a timer in front of a man like this... like anybody there has something better to do than learn from a master of one of the most difficult disciplines in life...discipline.

    JeremiahJeremiah19 dagen geleden
    • @Jeremiah How did I know you would critique my spelling? What should I wish to accomplish in this life? I am that I am.

      Matt LyonsMatt Lyons12 dagen geleden
    • @Matt Lyons You’re running your mouth about a man far more accomplished than you’ll ever be, spreading negativity on a positivity focused channel, and can’t even use the proper form of than/then. Maybe you should take some of his advice. Have a nice night.

      JeremiahJeremiah12 dagen geleden
    • They could go for a walk in a park, that would be a better use of their time then to listen to this actor.

      Matt LyonsMatt Lyons12 dagen geleden
  • One day I will become a monk.

    Peter CrossPeter Cross19 dagen geleden
  • His every words made me feel relax and.............

    MSMMSM19 dagen geleden
  • Profound ❤️❤️

    Harsha DubeyHarsha Dubey19 dagen geleden
  • Parabéns mestre, tudo que aprendemos é pouco, se conhecermos abrangerá tudo. Gratidão 🙏

    Lúcia , Reiki,Radionica,terapia e tarot ciganoLúcia , Reiki,Radionica,terapia e tarot cigano20 dagen geleden
  • Climb the mountain though under no circumstances must you enjoy doing it.

    Rupert PrawnworthyRupert Prawnworthy20 dagen geleden
  • This monk is great🙂🙂🙂

    S KrishnaS Krishna20 dagen geleden
  • I love you!

    Joshua RJoshua R20 dagen geleden
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  • I don't think I ve ever wasted my time in a worst way...I feel sorry I wasted those 18,36.

    Napoleon RomanosNapoleon Romanos21 dag geleden
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  • I love this man, his teaching and his advices, the story he tells is beautiful and insightful. I always feel calm, relaxed and satisfied with happiness after this video. It is perfect to watch when you feel down and insecure.

    holamoco17holamoco1721 dag geleden
  • Just awesome speech...

    JISHAN ALAMJISHAN ALAM21 dag geleden
  • Wisdom on the internet. Hoorar!

    Dave TerryDave Terry21 dag geleden
  • Thank u 🙏🙏🙏

    Pushpa EkanayakePushpa Ekanayake21 dag geleden
  • found a beautiful restaurant with beautiful people with good smelling food, he says you lose clarity of the mountain. I say forget the mountain. We're dead in 100 years, find something you enjoy that won't destroy you, and keep doing it until you die happy. Don't let someone else tell you what you should be focusing on. There's no secret to life. Avoid things like substance abuse/addiction, financial debt, avoid negative people, then find something that gives you happiness.

    Ray14508Ray1450821 dag geleden
  • unnecessary distracting music

    Ray14508Ray1450821 dag geleden
  • Thank you Mr monk 😎🚬🐒💥🌟⭐✨

    Ralphie RalphRalphie Ralph22 dagen geleden
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    Marylee DebraMarylee Debra22 dagen geleden
  • I am retired , I devote my self to studying Buddha's Dharma... In chan / shaolin it is hard way of life..

    •mochi mocha pasliey••mochi mocha pasliey•22 dagen geleden
  • Very interesting that he was born in Germany

    J RJ R22 dagen geleden
  • I've been to the top and I've been at the bottom, middle is nice to travel 😌

    Luke BarlowLuke Barlow22 dagen geleden
  • "Wir Leben nach dem Kodex!⛩Prinzipien, Richtlinien - Wertvoller als deine Rolex. Spitz die Ohren zu den Trackz. Ziehs dir rein - Vortex! Die KUNGFUSION ist komplex! Heile durch tiefe Meditation mein' Komplex.🧘‍♂️"

    KUNGFUSIONKUNGFUSION22 dagen geleden