Tatsuo Sensei said, "We must understand each other. Learn about each other, our cultures, and our religions."
"By understanding we create a better chance of getting along."
"Heaven and Earth are a part of the Universe, human beings must be 'one' with the Universe."
"Be flexible as needed."
"Be 'one' with the Universe (Heaven and Earth) and get along with our fellow man. Learn their cultures and religion. Learn all things so we may get along."
"Even if we cannot promote friendship between Okinawa and America through karate, my true hope is that if karate becomes popular in the U.S.A. and Hawaii, then Okinawa would also become more well understood."
A few of Tatsuo Sensei first generation students discovered the depth at which Sensei wanted practitioners to achieve through the study of the gokui and other ancient ways from the conversations they had and the above quotes come from those conversations.
This was also taught through Cisco Sensei as Tatsuo Sensei Dojo Kyosei/Sempai/Sensei. Tho his quotes only focus on a narrow aspect it should be understood that the study of the dojo kun and especially the kenpo gokui is only restricted in its interpretation by the practitioner. As we study and practice the hopes are that we will "see" more than what shows on the surface.
If we just practiced the path indicated by Tatsuo Sensei we would benefit greatly. As told through the study of the I-Ching we gather among friends. One very important aspect of this is the tendency of many to close the door to that group thus limiting the benefits to that single group. To create a clique is not the true spirit of the practice of the gokui.
It is a slippery slope to study such things for the ego can silently push us toward this clique when we should remain open to all.
This is not saying that to have circle of friends with like spirits but to not close the door to many others simply because they may feel and believe in other paths.
The true spirit of "Gokui no Mokuso" is to meditate on all things to understand and through understanding accept everyone for their spirit. As Tatsuo Sensei meant we must "care about others"; "understand each other"; Learn about each other with no perceived concepts or ideologies; learn about all cultures and religions which teaches us about the person; and thus learn to get along "regardless!"
Gokui no Mokuso!