Karate Meditation done the Right Way
The first lesson I ever learned in Karate was at a Chinese Kenpo School back in 1967. Oddly, I didn’t know that this might be one of the most important Karate lessons I would ever learn.
I walked to the edge of the mat with an instructor and he says, “Bow,” and shows me how.
And then he said, “When you bow to the mat you are bowing to all the people who have ever contributed to the Martial Arts. All the masters that have ever walked on to the mat, you are greeting them.
All of the masters?
So I bowed, didn’t think much of it, but…as the years passed, the truth became obvious.
A motor is two terminals between which there is tension. This is a neutronics definition, but it encompasses EVERYTHING in the universe.
There is a give and take, a push and pull, between you and your mate. That is a motor.
Break a car down and you have a an explosion of gas, and a push in the cylinders, and you have a motor.
Look at a planet and you have a north and south pole, and between then is a tension which causes spin and gravity.
Heck, the human body is based on the push and pull between sodium and potassium. A cell motor.
Now, you can make a machine, which is more than two motors put together. And you can have a big machine.
So what is a big machine? Is it a company with a thousand employees? A country with a million citizens?
How about a martial art in which a zillion million people, all through the history of the universe, have dedicated their effort and energy towards a goal. That’s a pretty big push. that’s a BIG motor.
And that is the motor I was bowing to.
That is the motor which I have invested in for near fifty years, and which has given me power right back for that same amount of time.
But, here’s a funny thing. The marines found out that ten men lifting together can lift more than twelve men lifting separately.
Twelve individual marines might be able to lift 150 pounds each, which makes 1800 pounds. But ten marines lifting together can lift 2000 pounds.
Do you understand?
So I have, as I delve into those ancient forms and techniques, the multiplied power of a ziion million people helping me.
That explains some of the things that people don’t understand. That explains reactions that are intuitive, knowing what is going to happen before it is going to happen, and so on.
Simply, I have the energy of a zillion million people behind me, and that energy manifests in me, and helps me do things that are not thought possible.
Yet, try to explain that to the loner, the disgruntled individual, the fellow who mocks organizations, the fellow who keeps to himself and thinks the martial arts is a bunch of bull.
You can talk to you’re blue in the face, but as Thomas Paine said, “To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.”
Interesting quote, but it explains people who don’t believe, who don’t believe in anything, and who don’t study the martial arts.
Simply, they are without motor.
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