"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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Present Moment

We speak of "heaven and earth" as well as the "sun and moon". Many talk of various ways this applies to practice and life all leading to the development of being there in the now, being there in the present moment.

The classics tell us this does not mean that we deal with past events that are still relative to the moment yet it does tell us that we can "compartmentalize it" into a file outside of the minds present moment and then allow the natural flow to bring it out when and only when it must be dealt with in the moment.

When I contemplate heaven and earth I visualize both following the path set forth by the Universe. How they both follow a rhythm and cycles. As they travel the path they both spend not time "thinking" of the path they just left nor where they are headed as to their future. As in all things there is a path we are all destined to follow and we must allow ourselves to follow it.

This is the same with the sun and moon. The earth follows its path and naturally accepts what ever comes from the influences of the Universe which is the relationships all four have. The Heavens are influenced by the path traveled by the sun and moon. The stars are influenced by the path of our entire Universe. The earth receives from all and the blending of same assists earth in following its path.

When the sun, moon, and earth reach a certain position they are in that moment. A next moment puts them into the next position for that moment. The sun, moon, and earth deal with what occurred in thier past only when it becomes an influence in the present moment it occupies at that exact moment.

This is the Tao of the Universe. This is the Tao of the Present Moment.

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