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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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The Tao of Gokui - one

(1) Chapter One
The "Tao" is too great to be described by the name "Tao".
If it could be named so simply, it would not be the eternal Tao.

The "Way" is the Tao when it comes to the practice of such as karate-jutsu-do, cha-do, or other "things". It comes from the intent of one's endeavors. Like the Tao the Way can be named yet the name can not convey the immensity of practicing/following that path. We strive as humans with ego's to "name" things we can not fully understand. The true goal is to live the Tao thus live the Way where the unnamable becomes clear, over time and with effort and intent.

Heaven and Earth began from the nameless (Tao),
but the multitudes of things around us were created by names.

The singular forms of the physical such as Japanese flower arranging are just one of the "Multitudes" of things we have created with a name that satisfies our needs to name and categorize yet "over time" we can discover more as these multitude when practiced singularly with seriousness and intent open the door to the Tao or the Way.

We desire to understand the world by giving names to the things we see,
but these things are only the effects of something subtle.

The subtleties of any Way effects us in our life through training and practice that are not apparent until we achieve a level that is the "present moment". Only then does enlightenment become "available". Grasping this with the mind; giving it names; categorizing it only lets it slip away. Let go to achieve understanding.

When we see beyond the desire to use names,
we can sense the nameless cause of these effects.

Letting go and being present is the only door that the Way or Tao can return us to the now. The string is cut by the words as names and reconnecting the strings can present moment touch the Tao.

The cause and the effects are aspects of the same, one thing.
They are both mysterious and profound.
At their most mysterious and profound point lies the "Gate of the Great Truth".

Failure to understand and accept what is natural and nature causes us to miss the "one". The "one" is veiled by our ego's desire to remain outside of the "now". The mysteries of the Universe need not be "understood" but "experienced"; "accepted with out question"; be a part of it "now".

Remaining in the moment opens the door; letting go of the complexities of the minds grip on understanding the profound mysteries of the Universe means remaining present.

1. A person's heart is the same as heaven and earth (person-heart-same-heaven-earth).

Forrest Gump's heart was unfettered as was his mind. He remained simply in the moment and dealt with life as it intersected his path on Earth. The influences of many things rippled with energy connecting to his present moment in life providing all he needed.

His ability to connect his heart and soul to the heavens and earth provided all of his needs and desires. He experienced the Tao though both good and bad, hard and soft, his natural change to his path as directed by the way, taking in opportunities as presented in the moment.

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