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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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Yin-n-Yang : More ...

It is more than merely opposites such as hot-n-cold or hard-n-soft. It is a principle explained as the behavior of all organic and inorganic things that make up and are the "universe." It includes the "invisible energy" that is a part and parcel of everything in said universe down to what is discussed as a new science today, quantum physics. It incorporates creation, interaction and death of all things in an unending cycle or circular principle of all that is said to be "tao."

The basic elements of the cultures for Japan, China and Korea are very precise manifestations of the yin-n-yang principle. To see those cultures we see the principle as applied to male and females, seniors and juniors, and to all relationships and activities to include the food they eat and the actual order in which it is consumed.

This relationship is not "fixed." It remains active, it waxes and wanes much like the moon waxes and wanes as it circles the Earth as both circle the Sun. All cultures, with emphasis on Asian cultures here, where the culture tries to keep all yin-n-yang relationships in balance or harmony.

That balance is not what most think. It is not an equality in a relations where one might say it is the middle between and extreme hardness and an extreme softness but rather a balance that is acceptable to the parties involved - whether they are a balance liked or disliked by either and whether they are balanced do advantages or disadvantages by either - merely an acceptable state for both involved.

The human equation to yin-n-yang as to Chinese thought is human relations are situational. Absolute equality exists only in relative terms and only for the present moment - short period of time.

DeMente, Boye LaFayette. "The Chinese Mind: Understanding Traditional Chinese Beliefs and Their Influence on Contemporary Culture." Tuttle Publishing. Rutland, Vermont. 2009.

DeMente, Boye LaFayette. "The Chinese Have a Word for It: The Complete Guide to Chinese Thought and Culture." McGraw Hill Publishing. New York. 1996.

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