The method of trying to conquer hatred through hatred never succeeds in overcoming hatred. But, the method of overcoming hatred through non-hatred is eternally effective. That is why that method is described as eternal wisdom.Gautama Buddha
Over last hundred years our life style changed drastically. Our technic changed incomparably with any other period of human history. However, over thousands years our body have not changed much, it works on the same principles. And general physical conditions on our planet still the same: length of the day, noon and midnight time, duration of the year, cycling our planet around of the sun is still the same. Our mind dilemmas and psychologic challenges are quite the same as ancient people describe their ones. Yes our life became different, but still we are coming in this world to solve same tasks of human consciousness grow, of evolving our soul. We still asking ourself: who we are, why are we here, what have we done in life when we are forty, what is our fate…
Ancient technics for work on these tasks and questions, also, have not changed much, and they are still actual and applicable for our today life conditions. They have passed test in time. People had possibility to observe for long enough time how these technics work, how we can evolve using them, how these techniques are beneficial for different aspects of our life. It is the reason, that Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi Chuan practised widely in the world from ancient times till today.
Sometime we can meet opinion, that ancient is conservative. Yes it is, and sometime it would be a wisdom. It depends on how much we look into the subtle essence of the subject. If we more attached to the outward form, ignoring time changes, we can just stuck looking at the outside box the knowledge packed in, and can loose the essence. If we trying to reach deeper to the roots, to understand the essence, we become more flexible in applying this knowledge to our today life conditions.
Digging to the roots, looking for the essence, non attachment to the outward form, and respecting the tradition, keeping in mind how little we know, that helps us to be present and to stay grounded in our practice.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.Socrates