February 6, 2001: Enlightenment through Fundamentals

Master Ni asked a Meditation class: “Is enlightenment temporary or permanent?”
I immediately said: “Temporary.”
Ni: “No. Possible to be permanent, if work on fundamentals - like Peter who does Horse Stance.”

This caused a minor uproar because Master Ni had never taught the Horse Stance or even suggested it was important. Evidently he expected us to do some exploration on our own. Perhaps he didn’t want us to rely on him as a crutch. Typical Ni – always slipping and sliding out of our grasp. Forever treating us to the unexpected. Continually pointing us back to ourselves.