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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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Dualistic Monism

The principle is a means by which all phenomena, things, and beings within the universe are classified into the two polar categories we call yin and yang. These two simple categories of such complexities remain profound and mysterious and they include within themselves all the individual complementary antagonisms of the polar universe. All things, beings and phenomena are aggregates of the two tendencies - the yin and the yang - combined in various proportions.

In order to train the mind properly one must comprehend the "intertwining relationships" as demonstrated in the philosophy of the yin-n-yang - dualistic monism.

If this is a truism then how can one achieve mastery in any endeavor unless the dualistic monism of the art is not embraced, understood and practiced as a whole in a wholehearted manner? To achieve the physical one must achieve the spiritual and vice-versa. Like the mind leading the body the one cannot exist without the other, dualistic monism. A singularity of the dualistic.

To comprehend the intertwining relationship one must acknowledge the governance of the universe being the two polar tendencies that permeates all - the yin and yang.

Man's imbalance is often the result of some imbalance in the two governing concepts of weight but not just the weight but rather the weight and its relationship to the pull of the Earth, gravity. For the weight to remain in balance there must be a counter weight otherwise the weight overcomes the balance at the fulcrum and topples the thing, phenomena or being. If a person's unbalance is due to a lack of spiritual in direct proportions to the physical then it is the same as a huge weight and topples the practitioner from following the rule of the universe, dualistic monism.

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