today I am very happy to tell you that I passed successfully my martial arts exam in Muay Thai Boran. This is traditional Thai Boxing. Now I am level 3 of 8 . My style is called in Thai “Süa Lag Hang”, which means “The Crouching Tiger”. It was brought to Germany by my beloved Grandmaster Ajahn Lao Vongvilay. Whom I know now since 1995, and who has been teaching his sophisticated system of Martial Arts in Munich for over 30 years. My school is called “Kampfkunstschule Germering”, and my masters are Didier Hartmann and Ajahn Goran Pujic.
On the attached picture they both sit in front of me.
Malen für den Frieden
Da ich praktizierender Buddhist und Schüler von S.H. Dalai Lama bin, ist es mir ein Herzensanliegen mit meiner Kunst die positive Botschaft von Seiner Heiligkeit in meiner Umwelt zu verbreiten.
Denn meiner Meinung nach setzt sich S.H. Dalai Lama wie kein Zweiter auf diesem Planeten für den Weltfrieden ein. Er ist der populärste Friedensnobelpreisträger, der noch lebt, und bereist unermüdlich die ganze Erde, um eine Ethik zu verbreiten, die nicht an Religionen gebunden ist. Diese Ethik, die er auch als menschliche Werte bezeichnet, beinhaltet Liebe und Mitgefühl für alle Wesen
We are all suffering, one way or another, no matter how much we like to believe otherwise. Before light comes through there has to be a darkness. The darkness has to be accepted before the light comes through. In this spirit we have to accept we are suffering and all the confusion, embarrassment, and weakness that comes with it.
We have to think and see how we can fundamentally change our education system so that we can train people to develop warm-heartedness early on in order to create a healthier society. I don't mean we need to change the whole system, just improve it. We need to encourage an understanding that inner peace comes from relying on human values like, love, compassion, tolerance and honesty, and that peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace.
This quote is from H.H. Dalai Lama, a beloved master of mine. For me he is a living Buddha. On facebook in the meantime 4.8 million people "follow" him. And he is the worlds most popular still living nobel peace prize laureate. For me meeting him in 1995 changed my live significantly to the better. Here he speaks about developing compassion, one of the core teachings of Buddhism.
Some of my friends have told me that, while love and compassion are marvelous and good, they are not really very relevant. Our world, they say, is not a place where such beliefs have much influence or power. They claim that anger and hatred ar