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"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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Goku-i and Bottles

It came to mind today for me the question, is the bottles quote implied through references to the ken-po goku-i. If we take each goku-i (used for brevity for ken-po goku-i) and view it from a point that is a belief that all things are good, they all serve a purpose then we can extrapolate:

1. Humans are all inherently good and they all serve a purpose on the Earth as it resides under Heaven.
2. The blood that circulates much like the cycles of both the Sun and Moon are the same but different where the differences still promote all humans and all of nature as good and purposeful to life.
3, 4, 5, and 6 fall under both the above statements with differences indicated so that particulars of the person or human can connect to the fundamental principles of that inference to show the differences and sameness that is beneficial or good to each uniqueness without regard to any type of prejudices.
7 & 8 seem to provide an indication that we look and hear all the myriad things of the Universe, i.e. Humans on Earth residing under all the Heavens, in a manner that indicates difference yet complete understanding that all of it is good and all of it serves a purpose.

Tatsuo Sensei, as indicted by Vesia Sensei blog post, may have meant to promote the different bottles of booze but may also have wanted to express more to his system, his reference to the ken-po goku-i and to this particular quote to get us to think and conclude that all of us under the heavens here on Earth are more alike than our outward appearances, beliefs, and customs might indicate and that we all serve a purpose both as individuals and as a unit, a tribe, or society.

If we remove all inferences to order and numbering of the goku-i then both it and the quote will better connect as one whole or wholehearted effort to perceive, learn, and understand.
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