"The Author, it must be remembered, writes from his own standpoint!"
My personal "Interpretive" Lens!

"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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My Viewpoint

I am opinionated [which does not mean that it cannot change]. I make assumptions and state things from my viewpoint, those experiences and studies that teach me but my viewpoint is not written in stone. A lesson that took many years to learn and I find that I have to remind myself of this from time to time so as to not get caught up in ego.

I provide my viewpoint as a learning tool. How does this work for me? I write and talk about things I know of at any one given point of time, usually the present moment in a specific time. When that moment and time pass then I work to remain open so that if a response or anthers viewpoint comes to my attention I know that is has the potential to teach me, to make me change my viewpoint. It is this that allows me to attain knowledge which teaches the mind and the mind teaches the body and when the spirit, mind and body unite in this effort it allows me a chance to reach an enlightened state; a state of knowledge at the very least.

My viewpoint is my perspective as influenced by what I see, hear, feel, taste, read and my comprehension allows my mind to sort through and arrive at its own conclusions. Only in this way can I move forward.

It is and always will be my hope that those who  happen to stop by and see, hear, and read my views can comment back with their thoughts, feelings, and impressions from their viewpoint so that we may have a mutually beneficial communication where we both end up with a greater understanding.

Anyway, this is my goal and I appreciate all the interactions I encounter in this manner. It is all part of my "Way!"

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