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"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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Elementally Speaking

How can we express the most elemental form of the Universe? In-yo, but how do we really express the most elemental form of the Universe? We do so by the Universal language, according to scientists, of mathematics. How do we express the most elemental form of Mathematics? Simple with energy. How do we express the most elemental form of energy? It is either there or it is absent.

The simplest form to express the Universe is with 1's and 0's. Look familiar. 1's are Yo or Yang while 0's are In or Yin.

When we say we wish to train to become "one" with the Universe through our "singular" form of practice, i.e. the fighting arts, then we are expressing a desire to make use of 1's. But you might say how does this provide balance? Simply finding the true energy of the Universe is to find the "one" which as we have come to understand is both 1's and 0's or In-Yo/Yin-Yang that makes all things possible.

The one means the void or the Tao which manifests itself into the duality that is our lives. We have left and right brain activity with one being totally logical, Yo/Yang, and the other of the true nature of the Universe, In/Yin, that allows us connectivity to the Tao. This is our singular form of connectivity that makes us human and provides humanity with its benefits.

If we can accept both the 1's and 0's into One much like one wire carrying what we may refer to as AC or alternating current. Notice the sine wave (In physics and chemistry, wave-particle duality is the concept that all matter and energy exhibits both wave-like and particle-like properties, i.e. called "wavicles") of AC which shows the range from the center line where it oscillates to both ends of the spectrum of energy and the height and proximity of the wave determines the energy levels.

Strong and powerful energy has close proximity and high peaks while very low and weak energy has almost no peak and wide distances between each cycle.

Ultimately one wishes to create equality for strength and speed while allowing for positive relaxation. In other words a balance that takes us to the "one".

1's and 0's are representative of existence itself and we strive to live within its parameters until we achieve the ultimate of our existence and that is being "one" with the Tao.

Lets go outside the box and let me say that if all this is true, i.e. 1's and 0's, etc. then the Universe is one huge ultimate and only computer that is everything. It is the Tao who provides us the results of all computational life.

Does this mean that the physical world in which we live is a digital world? Are we actually in a "matrix". Not one built from some machines run on artificial intelligence but one that is run on digital intelligence or "The Tao".

If the Universe is run on bits, on and off, the alternating current of life then the physical world is a digital manifestation of that "one" or the in-yo or 0's and 1's.

If this is correct then the scientists say that all computation is "one". If this were true then maybe the structure of our brains and the fact that in order to function on a level that would not drive us all insane splits it into two distinct area's so that both counterbalance the other so we see what we see in our world much like the idea of the "Matrix" and if we are able to bring our two minds into the "one" then all that we see, hear, feel, and understand to exist is merely a naturally developed and run matrix of the Universe or the Tao.

This does not mean that we can control the vastness of the Tao yet it does mean that we can work steadily and consistently toward being "one" with all that is the universe or The Tao. If this is to be believed then we can relax and enjoy our current lives for when it ends our minds become one and we revert to "one" and are returned to the void, which is void yet not empty.

If there is even a remote chance that this is all possible and true then the kenpo gokui is that one singular statement, i.e. an if-else-then statement, that directs us toward the various answers provided by the Ultimate mainframe computer called the Tao or the Universe.

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