"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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The power of silence. When silence prevails we tend to turn our thoughts inward and gain mind recharge time, i.e. a means to quit the mind so that one can truly see, hear and feel the world. 

In arguments or conflict using the tactic of silence can rein in your ego and hold tight to pride driven reactions. Silence allows the mind to switch over to active listening. It also allows for reflection that often results in inspiration and relaxation. Silence is also noise pollution abatement. 

Silence allows us to remain in the present moment. It provides quality to our talking and it allows us to digest what is being said and to discover appropriate responses. Silence fills in the spaces between words giving an underlying meaning along with body language, tone of voice, inflections and word meaning. 

Silence allows the other person to self-reflect on what they are saying or what was said and often answer their own discussion. Silence is also inaction, i.e. being silent and still allows others to perceive a calm that can affect the person presented with silence. 

Silence is also a means of respect toward a social environment. It can be a means of talking among family members and linked to credibility. It is a way to avoid conflict and embarrassment. Silence results in self-realization, truth, wisdom, peace, and bliss as achieved in a state of meditation and introspection as a person communicates with his or her self in silence. 

Silence conveys interest and consideration. It is considered a sign of a remarkable person. It shows that the person has respect, proper etiquette, maturity, good manners, and good character toward others. 

Silence is a component to understanding context of verbal communications. What is not said through silence is as important as what is said. In some cases it implies "no" in a conversation. 

Silence can avoid open conflict in a conversation. It promote harmony and graciousness.  


"silence is a part of the spiritual discipline of a votary of truth." - Gandhi
"All this talking can hardly be said to be of any benefit to the world." - Gandhi


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