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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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I would first stress two items before the post. First, I am the author of this blog and wish to emphasize that you should always remember that the posts are written from my own standpoint. Two, that you take the following information, each seperate item, on its own and remember that no one point of view is defined by this data, it remains fluid in accordance with the person who is studying it.

We have the six trigrams divided into two groups, yang and yin. The trigrams with "one" undivided line are the "yang." The trigrams with "one" divided line are the "yin."

Together they all constitute the "six children" or "three sons" and "three daughters."

In utilizing the trigrams for the I Ching you find the numerical values by counting the lines. The divided lines will count as "2" and the undivided lines as "1."

_____ _____ 2
__________ 1
_____ _____ 2

for the numerical value of "5."

In addition the following also applies:

____ ____ indicates 2 or more subjects
____ ____ indicates 2 or more subjects
________ indicates 1 ruler governing 4 subjects or more ...

____ ____ indicates 1 subject serving 2 rulers
________ 2 rulers striving together for
________ the allegiance of the one subject

____ ____
____ ____ Line 5 & 6 are Heaven: Husband
____ ____ Line 3 & 4 are Earth: his wife
________ Line 1 & 2 are Man: their son

When the yang line is in a even space it is not appropriate and indicates what is bad.
When the yin line is in an odd space it is not appropriate and indicates what is bad.

There are five "points" in regards to the lines of a hexagram/trigram:
1. The time.
2. The position of the line.
3. The quality of the line.
4 & 5 The mutual nearness of lines and the responsive relations of lines [these two are significant in relation to the first three points]

The fifth line of the hexagram is almost always the place of honor and authority to the hexagram.

In reference to Heaven it is represented/symbolized by all "animals," moving creatures.
In reference to Earth it is represented/symbolixed by all "plants," things that stand and do not move.
Heaven turns their heads to the sky while Earth has roots to the ground.

The sixth line is understood as having "no place" at all.

In numerology the "Heaven" is round, its circumference is 3x's the size of its diameter thus the number for Heaven is "3."
In numerology the "Earth" is square, its circumference is 4x"s its length or breadth; 2 pair of equal sides thus the number for Earth is "2."

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