"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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Yin (In) [陰] Yang (Yo) [陽]

Yin is a force of nature - receptive. Yang is a force of nature - creative. Fundamentally the book of changes is about balance through opposites and acceptance of change. 

The tai-chi is preceded by the wuji (mukyoku in jp.) [無極]. Wuji separates into tai-chi or yin and yang. These two symbols become four, the four become bagua and bagua describe all things of creation. 

The limitless (wu-chi/wuji/mukyoku) produces the delimited, and htis is the absolute (tai chi). The Tai-chi produces two forms, named yin and yang. The two forms produce the four phenomena, named lesser yang, great yang, lesser yin, great yin. The four phenomena act on the eight trigrams (bagua), eight eights are sixty-four hexagrams. 

The two spheres refer to heaven and earth, or yin and yang. The four elements are metal, wood, water and fire, which are omnipresent. The eight diagrams symbolize the eight natural phenomena: sky, earth, thunder, wind, water, fire, mountain and lake. The picture represented the ancient Chinese early knowledge of the Universe. 

The basic idea of the yin-n-yang consists of two natural, complementary and contradictory forces of any phenomena in the universe, the principle of opposite polarity and duality. 

Summer is old-yang; autumn is young-yang; winter is old-yin; sprint is young yin. Full moon is old yang; moon's decline first quarter is yong-yang; when the moon is full, it is old-yin; moon in last quarter is young-yin. 

In divination as pertains to the I Ching, the inner aspect (a person) is combined with the outer aspect (a situation). Each hexagram represents a process, a change happening at the present moment. 

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