"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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When someone decides to join a blog site, etc. as a reader/follower that is most appreciated and it leaves me, as I am sure most of you all, honored. Honored that you all find what is written here of value. I am glad, happy and excited when someone joins the site by their own volition. This is important since so many others feel that they can assume one is in want of their stuff.

I am also honored when someone adds a link to my blogs and web sites so others can find their way to my blogger, etc. This is something special to me and I thank everyone who does this. If you link you are not asked to gain my permission. Since it is an honor I feel asking me is not necessary.

Yet, if you add me to your space, site or blog to include such social networks that push with out my approval notifications, etc. to my spaces then I would ask kindly that you remove me from those areas until I can visit and make the decision for myself.

I just want to make the choice myself and find it a bit inconvenient and maybe even rude for someone to assume that I would want this to occur. You may find that if I do visit your spaces that I will find it convenient for me to join and receive notifications. If you want me to view your spaces before I look at them on my own simply send me an email with the link, I will happily stop by and see for myself - and join if I find it to my liking.

Please do me the courtesy to allow me to decide on my own. If not, don't be surprised to find your account blocked until I can vet the situation out for myself. I am approaching my winter years and am a bit old fashioned in this so thanks for your kindness and thanks for joining the spaces I run.

Kindest Regards,

Charles James
Martial Philosopher, etc.

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