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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 - three

When you praise worthy people, you make other people envious and quarrelsome.
When you value rare things highly, you turn honest people into thieves.
If you show people exciting things, you will make them covetous and greedy.

In-Yo or Yin-Yang, the two sides of the one. Balance, finding that equality that generates energies that connect with heaven and earth; sun and moon; humanity and Tao. Letting one side or the other take a dominant role causes the mind and body to unbalance itself resulting in a troubled mind and a sick body. This is not conducive to health; this is not conducive to optimal action in the fighting arts; this is not conducive to a level of energy that brings about mind-body-spirit unity or "one".

The wise rule by keeping the peoples' hearts empty (of desire) and their bellies full.

Keep the mind empty and the heart full. Wholehearted action results in true living with benefit to the spirit-mind-body oneness. The desire to achieve belts, trophies, accolades from others lessens our connectivity with the Tao; the Universe; it empties our true heart corrupting the mind leaving the spirit diminished with the bodies energies lowering to dangerous levels.

Remain full of the highest energies provided by the connection to the Tao. Let karma take you like a feather on the wind to higher levels of connective-ness. Make the spirit-mind-body "one".

Making their bones strong and their ambitions weak.

Present Moment is to have an empty yet active mind. The energies will have a free and open connection to you allowing growth, health, and well being with out brings dysfunction, disease, and death; both physical and/or spiritual.

Since the people are free of avarice and desire, even the most cunning grifter has no opportunity to corrupt them.

Being free from the ego; free from the past; free from the future; remaining in the "now"; to be present and with the mind-of-no-mind connects us through serious-continuous-intent training and practice into one of undefeatable spirit-mind-body.

No judgement; no labeling; no emotional influences; nothing but intent and action in life as in combat (although one is sometime less final then the other).

By using the "act without action" principle, everything just falls into place.

Action shall not be brought forth by emotional mind-ness. Let any action come from the ability to not act with out mind-no-mind; that which connects us to the all encompassing energy of the Universe sometimes called the "Tao".

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