It really is.
I don’t have a central theme today,
so just let me give you a couple of things
that I have been thinking about
in the recent past.
I first began to understand emptiness
when I realized that I had to relax totally,
being in one position,
then I had to be in another position.
I didn’t move from within the body,
I moved from without the body.
I realized this way back in Kenpo days (1967-68)
Who stops you.
Two people can stop you.
or somebody else.
But for somebody else to stop you
you have to let them.
You do not move the hips
You move the legs,
and the legs move the hips.
This is the secret of ‘pulsing power.’
You push with the legs,
turn the hips,
When a sniper shoots
and lets his breath out.
When the breath is totally gone,
everything will be still.
In that stillness
he should make the crook of the finger
the smallest thing in the universe.
This is the secret of the martial arts.
There is motion
there is emotion
The secret is to see the motion
and ignore the emotion.
To do this,
you must negate emotion within yourself.
Anybody who approaches you wants something.
When you approach somebody you want something.
let me give you a bigger slice of thought.
One of the most important things I ever read,
came out of a paper written on yoga (raja?)
back in the twenties.
The writer said a human being is encased in sheathes.
There is an emotional sheath.
There are cultural sheathes.
There are sheathes for beliefs,
for education and work and what people tell you…
and so on.
He mentioned several specific sheathes,
and I understood that these sheathes were the filters
through which I viewed the world.
I had understood something of the concept previously,
but this presentation was unique
made me look at the world differently,
and I started doing karate (and the martial arts)
with the idea of breaking sheathes,
of destroying those things which surrounded me
made me what I am
and imprisoned me.
I found this paper on Gutenburg,
but I sure don’t remember anything more about it.
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When you fill the space around you with weapon,
you extend your awareness into that space
and become a bigger person.
A thanks to Kumar this newsletter.
I’ll try not to be such a slackard after this. ;o)
HAVE A GREAT WORK OUT!
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