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"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

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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 Thrid Eye or Second Sight

"The eye must see all sides." - Kenpo Gokui

We see this as a practical aspect of the fighting arts. To see in the fighting arts means that we are totally aware of all that occurs around us and we use our sight to see the possibilities so we may act accordingly. This is the practical aspect.

The esoteric aspect of this tome is to "see" with the third eye, inner eye (referring to certain eastern spiritual traditions), all the various aspects of ourselves. We must open our minds so that the inner eye (the gate that leads within to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness), which resides according to meditative experts in the forehead, can see all sides of the human condition with out judgement.

The third eye deals with a more spiritual (Buddhism) aspect of practice and training and constitutes some of what is done following the "Way". We must look and "see" actively and openly that which resides within each of us and blocks us from reaching our full potential both mentally and physically.

We must "see" and lay open all that resides in our "ego's" so we may "see" reality vs. falsehood. The ego works hard to keep us with the chattering mind that goes here and there, past and future, and anywhere else it can other than where we all should be and that is in the present moment.

We must see all sides of our personalities. We must be able to see and overcome those traits that would lead us down the incorrect path and be able to let go so we stay balanced.

To see all sides is not just the practical aspect used in combat but also that "second sight" that helps us to see the beyond the mere practical to those traits that connect us to the heavens thus the Universe or Tao.