Making the Martial Arts List
I first got this idea from George Washington.
The 9th president of the United States.
what made Georgie so much better than the first 8 presidents,
and all the others after him?
To understand that question
you have to understand one neutronic datum:
what you do comes back to you.
This is an absolute truth of the universe.
If you throw a rock at somebody’s head,
you’re going to get hit in the head with a rock.
And if you compliment somebody,
you’re going to get complimented.
That’s the way this universe works,
and for a simple reason:
you create it.
And what you create will do what you say.
That’s the truth of:
what goes around comes around.
so why was Georgie the best?
Because he made the constitution work.
There was no constitution for the first eight presidents.
But George made the constitution work,
established this country so it wouldn’t fall on its face,
and that made him great.
drove him to be great enough
to do something that great?
And here is the little known fact,
George read, and apparently acted upon:
Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation
This is a list of how to ‘behave’
first written by Jesuits in 1595.
George had to write them down
as a school exercise.
Here’s a couple of the rules…
1st Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present.
11th Shift not yourself in the Sight of others nor Gnaw your nails.
40th Strive not with your Superiers in argument, but always Submit your Judgment to others with Modesty.
65th Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.
Interesting tidbits, eh?
The interesting thing
is that even the ones that seem dated,
have far reaching conclusions.
You can find this list on the internet,
And it is well worth going over
and considering whether you break those rules,
if any of the rules don’t count any longer,
and how you can better yourself using these rules.
Just translating those rules into modern language
can be positively enlightening.
The point is this:
there is a neutronic maxim:
Politeness is the Greatest Strategy.
These rules of civility
make you consider this maxim.
And then you start living with a bit more quality,
being more careful of the things you do,
how you treat people,
and then the universe starts becoming kinder to you.
It worked for George,
So why wouldn’t it work for you?
if you think this whole exercise is silly,
consider that the samurai
had a huge and penetrating code of honor.
Bodyguards MUST act a certain way
if they are going to be allowed to function
in certain areas.
And you need to know this stuff
if you are going to be any kind of real warrior.
Remember this one incredibly important fact:
who you are spiritually
is the most important thing in the universe.
if you want to tap into the inner you,
day after day,
and you will wake up.
You will become the real you.
And I suggest doing Matrixing to make it happen faster.
Why spend thirty for forty years,
risk dropping out because of injury,
and all the other distractions of life?
Do matrixing now,
and you can pack forty years of wisdom
into a year or two of streamlined,
Martial Arts that work,
and not on just the physical level,
but in the heart of hearts level.
Here’s the Kung Fu package,
so you can save some money,
and get the whole line up…
Pa Kua Chang,
Tai Chi Chuan,
and even How to Create Your Own Art…
you guys and gals have a fantastic time,
and start thinking about reading and doing
The Rule for Civility,
and changing your whole life
from a spiritual point of view,
Have a great work out!