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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 ...

The monthly ratio between the heights of spring and neap tides is 8:3.

[three ;-)]

Each month the Moon more or less copies the entire annual ranges of rises and falls undertaken by the Sun in a year.

[just another example of the connectivity of all myriad things as conveyed in the ken-po goku-i, the I Ching and Mysteries. Lets not forget that the Moon is visible at night only because of its reflection of the suns light from the other or opposite side in relation to the Earth.]

The full moon is brightest and highest at midwinter, copying the motion of the midsummer Sun. Thus the full moon mirrors the Sun at the opposite point in the calendar, and like a true mirror it fully reflects the Sun's light.

[how many references do we hear of when studying the way that relate a mind set that is as a mirror reflects only what it is shown and a mind of no mind … ]

This reciprocation mysteriously extends into the numbers, for 1 divided by Sun = Moon, and 1 divided by Moon = Sun! 1 divided by 365.242 = 0.0027379, which in days is "3" minutes and 56 seconds.

The orbit of the Moon is tilted with respect to that of the Earth by an angle of 5.14 degrees.

To the ancients the nodes were thought of as the head and tail of a huge celestial dragon that swallowed the Moon or Sun during an eclipse. The nodal period is still known as the Draconic year.

346.62 = 18.618 x 18.618? When the eclipse year of 346.62 days is defined and completed by the Sun's meeting the node every 173.3 days ( an eclipse season) we get this formula which opens more questions as to the connectivity of the Sun, Moon, and Earth.

Heath, Robin. Sun, Moon, & Earth. Wooden Books, Ltd. Ontario Canada. 1999.

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