Author Topic: Explaining the deeper side.... what is the true meaning?  (Read 27840 times)

Offline John Bishop

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Re: Explaining the deeper side.... what is the true meaning?
« Reply #90 on: February 27, 2007, 02:01:56 PM »
One last thought before I too bow out of this thread:

"Through This Fist Style, One Gains Long Life And Happiness"

In my opinion, martial arts is about more than "just fighting, war and violence".

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Toby Ericksen

"Through This Fist Style", = fighting art

"One Gains Long Life" = preventing others from cutting that life short.

"And Happiness" = Happy to be alive

 
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Re: Explaining the deeper side.... what is the true meaning?
« Reply #91 on: February 27, 2007, 05:24:56 PM »
There are classic Kempo stories that Mitose included in one of his books.  Briefly, one story is about a great fighter and at the end of the story he uses compassion to help a ‚Äúevil‚Äù criminal rather than force and violence.  Another is about being aware of danger and setting forth a cause of action to prevent you to have to use violence.  Again these are stories about ‚Äúenlightenment‚Äù on the nature of force and harmony with a moral that through training to fight, you can attain something ‚Äúdeeper?‚Äù  I personally related ‚Äúmartial‚Äù with being military like.  We train for war, and war stories are filled with the actions of a ‚ÄúHero‚Äù in combat.    The mythology behind the ‚Äúhero‚Äù according to Joseph Campbell is the idea that one‚Äôs action is not for individual gains, but the sacrifice of one‚Äôs self for a ‚Äúhigher‚Äù cause or for the aide for another person.  Truth is subjective to some people; for me the ‚Äútrue meaning of martial arts‚Äù is that it is a vessel I uses to go through life.

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Re: Explaining the deeper side.... what is the true meaning?
« Reply #92 on: February 28, 2007, 12:22:06 AM »
Just Happy to be alive
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Re: Explaining the deeper side.... what is the true meaning?
« Reply #93 on: February 28, 2007, 01:30:57 AM »
Many look to esoteric texts or Grandmasters for wisdom. This movie has the true meaning of martial arts :

http://tinyurl.com/2t7wdl

For those of you without speakers, here is the transcript :

Sifl : "Hi, today we'd like you to meet our friend Chester.  Chester has a message for any single women out there.  He's looking for a date, and so, he'd just like to say something to you women out there."

Chester:  "Hi.  My name .. I'm  Chester.  I'll take you rollerskating.  I'll push dudes down to let them know where I stand.  I'll scar 'em up.  "

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Re: Explaining the deeper side.... what is the true meaning?
« Reply #94 on: February 28, 2007, 10:16:10 AM »
I know I said I bowed out of this thread, but I wanted the 100th post.  ;D

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Re: Explaining the deeper side.... what is the true meaning?
« Reply #95 on: March 01, 2007, 02:05:36 AM »
Sorry, my friend.  Chester the sock puppet says it best.  So, he gets the last word.
"We do not condone the use of a toilet seat as a deadly weapon"
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