"The Author, it must be remembered, writes from his own standpoint!"
My personal "Interpretive" Lens!

"One thing has always been true: That book ... or ... that person who can give me an idea or a new slant on an old idea is my friend." - Louis L'Amour


"Providing a first step on a path to self-reflection." - C. E. James

"Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but to weigh and consider..." - Francis Bacon

"What is true today may be reevaluated as false not long after. Judgements are frequently based upon a set of "temporary" circumstances surrounding them. Conflicting ideologies can exist simultaneously. Antagonistic dualities are complementary aspects of a unified whole: are seen as mutually dependent mirror images of each other." - Nahum Stiskin

Warning, Caveat and Note: The postings on this blog are my interpretation of readings, studies and experiences therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. The content surrounding the extracts of books, see bibliography on this blog site, are also mine and mine alone therefore errors and omissions are also mine and mine alone and therefore why I highly recommended one read, study, research and fact find the material for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. See the bibliography for information on the books.


Note: I will endevor to provide a bibliography and italicize any direct quotes from the materials I use for this blog. If there are mistakes, errors, and/or omissions, I take full responsibility for them as they are mine and mine alone. If you find any mistakes, errors, and/or omissions please comment and let me know along with the correct information and/or sources.

Kenpo Gokui

The lines of the ken-po goku-i are set from an atomistic aspect simply because it is the manner in which the brain learns. Its nature is completely holistic and like the I Ching must be in a form that promotes learning and understanding so a person can see, hear and grasp the nature of a holistic system. The gokui is a method to teach us how to be holistic. Its terseness is the best that can be done to convey its holistic meaning.


A person's heart is the same as Heaven and Earth while the blood circulating is similar to the Sun and Moon yet the manner of drinking and spitting is either soft or hard while a person's unbalance is the same as a weight and the body should be able to change direction at any time as the time to strike is when the opportunity presents itself and both the eyes must see all sides as the ears must listen in all directions while the mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction.

A person’s heart is the same as Heaven and Earth while circulatory system is similar to the cycles of the moon and sun yet the breathing methods are either hard or soft while one’s posture should allow one to advance, retreat, engage, and disengage as the body should be able to act in accordance with time and change so that one must enter a state of emptiness (mushin/zanshin) allowing the eyes must see all sides and the ears should listen in all directions while the mind must grasp all the tactual data not seen on all sides and not heard in any direction. - My rendition per translation from Andy Sloane Sensei.


Master Zeng said, "Am I preaching what I have not practiced myself?"

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Perspective

[cognitive] position: a way of regarding situations or topics etc.; the choice of a or a reference (or the result of this choice) from which to sense, categorize, measure or codify experience, cohesively forming a coherent belief, typically for comparing with another.

one's "point of view", the choice of a context for opinions, beliefs and experiences.

What we subject ourselves to with influences of varying sources and degrees with a solid dose of the power of suggestion. It is related to our life experiences with emphasis on importance from slightly to life changing.

It is something we come to from how we individuals "look" at something. Look meaning visual with interpretation due to our cognitive perceptions. It is "our" own "point of view". It deals with what the individual wants, needs, and/or feels.

In order to "get" someone to do something you need to appeal to that persons point of view to surmount obstacles that perspective influences created in that persons life. This will include something like, "What is in it for that person".

Apparently humanity or "Man" requires something in return or what is "good" for that person in order to adjust or modify that persons perspective on anything in life. We motivate by coming from a particular perspective that will meet or exceed a persons perspective.

Being able to see the other person's point of view is one of Henry Fords advice towards being successful in business. "If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own".

All this to convey the importance of the "gokui" in practice as well as life for it alludes to such human perspectives of the individual to enlighten or illuminate is such a way that the individual readily accepts and assimilates some "thing" into their lives.

The gokui is vague in many ways as well as fluid in its influences on the individual as to perceptions and perspectives. Failure to open the mind, body, and spirit to such concepts as the gokui can mean stagnation, being stuck in a "rut", or remaining distant from the moment thus being stuck in a perspective that is completely influences by the "ego" of the past or future with no ability to remain present or in the moment.

One must use the gokui as a means to turn the "eye" of the universe into one's soul which is through that persons perception which can be a fluid as the gokui when growth is allowed. To choose to allow fluidity of perceptions leading to fluidity of perspective which is a way to codify your experiences, to form a particular belief that is also fluid.

One studies the gokui to understand the reality of the moment and no where else can we create this type of ability than through the study of the singular form that is understood as the "way".

The gokui is that singular tool that trains the mind in a singular purpose to achieve continuity that connects it with the strings of energy that is the now or the present; a present moment that is in the now as is the Universe, Sun, Moon, Earth, and humanity (which encompasses all things both animate and inanimate).

Don't let the ego strap your perspective into a brick wall where you continually pound your head but a diaphanous curtain that can be seen through, penetrated, and then re-hung at the next level of life.

Remember that humans are distinct and separate while remaining connected and to allow fluidity in perspective also allows for unrestrained connective-ness to all.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you much for this...i like it. So all bottles meaning all "perceptions and perspectives". love it! so allowing fluidity in perspectives also allows for unrestrained connective-ness to all.
    thank you (((Hugs)))

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