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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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Sun, Moon, & Earth Series ...

Only when full does the Moon "escape" the sun. The waning cycle than progressively delivers the Moon back into the daytime skies as it leads the sun.

[timing is everything down to the last molecule.]

The Moon then disappears for about "three" days, lost in the light of the Sun at the new moon.

[melding of the sun and moon; melding of the man and woman; results in life and can not enter existence with out this connection.]

The Moon, whose invisible claws draw the tides up and down the beach twice a day. The Earth's atmosphere above our heads and even its crust beneath our feet rise and fall to this lunar rhythm.

[have you ever taken notice of one who is proficient in the way; they exude a rhythm that seems extraordinary when it reality it is just the connection to the rhythms of the Universe; the planet; all those living and breathing entities that make up the myriad things.]

The tides are synchronized to the lunar day and therefore to the Moon's position in the sky.

[it appears that the moon has a greater significance than you would imagine since it also has effect on land and sky. Truly shows the string connectivity of all things in the Universe.]

In isolation tanks, human bodily rhythms eventually transfer from the solar to the lunar day.

[does this equate to the changes from day to night and back? Many of the old masters have mentioned times of the day, seasons, etc. to perform/practice certain kata/techniques, etc. to benefit the physical such as our sight, hearing, and tactile touch, etc.]

The Earth and Moon form a huge dumbbell in space, with their center of rotation located about 1,000 miles beneath the Earth's surface.

[I can not yet begin to see the significance of the line intersecting the Earth 1,000 miles below the surface. It also means that depending on the rotation of the Earth this line changes. I wonder if the change of location has significance on that particular area directly above its location as either positive or negative in nature…?]

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