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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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The Mind; Mind over Matter; and so on

I have posted on the mind as the main focus of training so that it will lead the spirit and body to enlightenment with a side of self-defense. I wish to propose some information for contemplation and comment as to the power of the mind.

It is believed that the mind has the ability to alter the state of matter. It has the power to push the physical world to move in a random direction with additional ability to actually move it in a specific direction.

It is also believed that the mind-spirit-body are connected to the Universes energy. Some believe that all things are connected or interconnected to form a unified mesh or what some call a "Universal Oneness."

There are additional threads that tell us that the true meaning of atonement is "at-one-ment" so our practice to achieve "one" does have a variety of meanings.

The belief that there is duality in our world which is why we have duality in life which is sometimes referred to as Yin-n-Yang or In-Yo. The ultimate goal is to achieve oneness with the Tao by balancing the two halves of our dualistic lives. This is where the ultimate Tao splits to duality as represented by Yin and Yang which is life.

In the superstring theory they insist that there are more than two dimensions or even three that make up the Universe but that there are at least ten dimensions which interact with one another somewhat like a bunch of strings that vibrate with energy. Within that ten dimensions they believe that six are so entangled that they all act as "one." If this is true then it goes to say that our intent to become "one" will also have positive effects on our lives.

Many thoughts lean toward our innate ability, if properly trained, to actually interact with the physical world thus effecting changes that reach down to the subatomic level. This oneness can also be intensified when we all gather as a group creating a shared intent resulting is a shared experience and further allow for greater effects on our world. Some refer to this as cosmic consciousness.

I believe that focused thought can affect anything. Human thought such as the visualization we use in the fighting arts can literally transform our physical world. The mind has such power that our visualization can achieve exactly the same goals as if you actually participated in the event. It is the next best thing to actual experience.

Much of this comes from our ancient texts studied by our Chinese and Okinawan leaders and innovators of the fighting arts of Okinawa. The key is the kenpo gokui with other texts that are used to guide us along the path.

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