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- n. a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition
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That some physical change is produced in the nerve-cells or nerves which are habitually used can hardly be doubted, for otherwise it is impossible to understand how the tendency to certain acquired movements is inherited.
Yet, even though the seeds had been planted, meditation, my nei kung teacher, and the Tibetan physician could not show me how to manifest physical change as it was represented in so many sacred texts from the Hindu, Taoist, Tibetan, Jewish, and Christian traditions.