The dharma discussion at the BFF on June 5th, 2005. This discussion has since been revived and converted to video...
The dharma discussion at the BFF on June 5th, 2005. This discussion has since been revived and converted to video for presentation on YouTube by Eli Williamson-Jones. Find out about the source material at the following link:
The Book of Five Rings (五輪書 Go Rin No Sho?) is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the...
The Book of Five Rings (五輪書 Go Rin No Sho?) is a text on kenjutsu and the martial arts in general, written by the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi circa 1645. There have been various translations made over the years, and it enjoys an audience considerably broader than only that of martial artists: for instance, some business leaders find its discussion of conflict and taking the advantage to be relevant to their work. The modern-day Hyōhō Niten Ichi-ryū employs it as a manual of technique and philosophy.
Musashi establishes a "no-nonsense" theme throughout the text. For instance, he repeatedly remarks that technical flourishes are excessive, and contrasts worrying about such things with the principle that all technique is simply a method of cutting down one's opponent. He also continually makes the point that the understandings expressed in the book are important for combat on any scale, whether a one-on-one duel or a massive battle. Descriptions of principles are often followed by admonitions to "investigate this thoroughly" through practice rather than trying to learn them by merely reading.
Musashi describes and advocates a two-sword style (nitōjutsu): that is, wielding both katana and wakizashi, contrary to the more traditional method of wielding the katana two-handed. However, he only explicitly describes wielding two swords in a section on fighting against many adversaries. The stories of his many duels rarely reference Musashi himself wielding two swords, although, since they are mostly oral traditions, their details may be rather inaccurate. Some suggest that Musashi's meaning was not so much wielding two swords "simultaneously", but rather acquiring the proficiency to (singly) wield either sword in either hand as the need arose. However, Musashi states within the volume that one should train with a long sword in each hand, thereby training the body and improving one's ability to use two blades simultaneously, though the aim of this was only for training purposes and wasn't meant to be a viable fighting style.
This is an introduction to the Tao te Ching. Throughout the journey of my own introspection...
This is an introduction to the Tao te Ching. Throughout the journey of my own introspection no one piece of wisdom has been at my side more than the Tao te Ching, and it is an honor to present the Way in this light. The Tao te Ching speaks to everybody on many different levels of understanding. The Tao is a book that is felt rather than intellectualized, and it can be read in its entirity in one afternoon yet contemplated for a lifetime.
Tao Te Ching Introduction - Read By Jacob Needleman
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Not that we've interacted much per-se, but it's good to see you back at TOTJO.
To answer the questions at the end of your post, first. I can't recall where or in what variation I originally heard it, however in times like this it seems a self evident truth.
"Emotion is the absence of logic and...
Please do not spread conspiracy. We know nothing about the origin of those videos, nor about those hospitals. A few videos out of context is proof and evidence of nothing. I notice that there were no videos of full hospitals, as we have also been seeing.
Stick to the facts and nothing else.
Thanks Rosalyn, Your sincerity is your light now.
You invited me to design my acceptance scale:
Accept the imperfection of theories, of my actions and of others.
Accept that there are things that I can modify a little, moderately, a lot or totally.
Accept that there are situations that do not...
Thank you all for your answers. For me it was more so an acceptance issue. Without getting too much into it detail wise she had bf troubles, and due to my, albeit self diagnosed, depression, some part of my brain started thinking I could show that I was the better one as she always seemingly these...
I got to
J.K. posted a new sermon and this one thing got me- it stood out for a guy like me.
"Pick it up. Get a handle on it and as you work the practice, let the practice work you."
ohhhh that's good!!!!
There are truly more...
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