Beginner's Mind: "A successful businessman went to a Zen master and announced he had bome to learn all about zen. The master invited the man to sit down and have tea. As the master poured the tea, it overflowed. The businessman shouted, "It's spilling, it's spilling!" To which the master replied, "Precisely - you came with a full cup. Your cup is already spilling over, so how can I give you anything? Unless you come with emptiness, I can give you nothing"

"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in his every action." -Samurai maxim

"When you seek it, you cannot find it."

From the pine tree Learn of the pine tree. And from the bamboo of the bamboo.

Emptiness is infact form when we forget the self. There's nothing in the universe *other* than ourself. Nothing to compare, name, or identify. When it's the only thing there is, how can we talk about it??
- Taizan Maezumi

When you expect something, when you aim at something, right there you dilute your energy; you split your energy, you split your attention and it becomes more than the place of yin and yang. You do not only divide, but you create the problem..
- Taizan Maezumi

If you are in the future, then ego seems to be very substantial. If you are in the present the ego is a mirage, it starts disappearing.
- Osho

Not to study the Buddha way is to fall into the realm of shameless and erroneous ways. All preceding and succeeding Buddhas always practice the Buddha way.
- Dogen Zenji

Covering both the natural and the spiritual, it (religion) should be based on a religious sense arising from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual and a meaningful unity. Buddhism answers this description
- Einstein

Even to speak the word Buddha is dragging in the mud soaking wet; Even to say the word Zen is a total embarassment
- Blue Cliff Record

Do not entertain hopes for realization, but practice all your life
- Milarepa

If you understand, things are just as they are... If you do not understand, things are just as they are....
- Zen Saying

As one lamp serves to dispel a thousand years of darkness, so one flash of wisdom destroys ten thousand years of ignorance
- Hui-Neng

Seize from every moment its unique novelty and do not prepare your joys
- Andre Gide

Zen is not some kind of excitement, but concentration on our usual everyday routine
- Shunryu Suzuki

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure
- Helen Keller

All conditioned things are impermanent. Work out your own salvation with diligence.
- Buddha's last words

I do not cut my life up into days but my days into lives, each day, each hour, an entire life.
- Juan Ramon Jimenez

I have discovered that all of mans unhappiness derives from only one source, not being able to sit quietly in a room
- Blaise Pascal

A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it
- Dogen Zenji

It is the thoughtlife that pollutes
- Jesus

We do not learn by experience, but by our capacity for experience
- Buddha

The world is ruled by letting things take their course.
- Lao-Tzu

If your eye is pure, there will be sunshine in your soul. But if your eye is clouded with evil thoughts and desires, you are in deep spiritual darkness. And oh, how deep that darkness can be!
- Jesus

Carrying the self forward to confirm the myriad dharmas is delusion. The myriad dharmas advancing and confirming the self is realization
- Dogen Zenji

I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.
- Hellen Keller

To get rid of your passions is not Nirvana; to look upon them as no matter of yours, that is nirvana.
- Anonymous

Give up remembrence--What end is there to pure wind circling the earth?
- Blue Cliff Record

The fundamental delusion of humanity is to suppose that I am here and you are out there
- Yasutani Roshi

If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?
- Dogen Zenji

Beyond, beyond, totally beyond, perfectly beyond: Awakening ..Yes!
- Heart Sutra

People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
- Helen Keller

Have good trust in yourself -- not in the One that you think you should be, but in the One that you are
- Maezumi Roshi

The universe contracts, the sun, moon, and stars go black; even if blows of the cane shower like rain, and shouts thunder, this still does not measure up to the business of the transcendent methodology of Zen
- Blue Cliff Record

Ten thousand years are one moment, one moment is ten thousand years. If you want to become acquainted with direct perception, it is before mention is made.
- Blue Cliff Record

We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.
- Einstein

I'd like to offer something to help you but in the zen school we don't have a single thing!
- Ikkyu

I gained nothing at all from supreme enlightenment, and for that very reason it is called supreme enlightenment
- the Buddha

Real Practice has orientation or direction, but it has no purpose or gaining idea, so it can include everything that comes
- Shunryu Suzuki

We would never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
- Hellen Keller

In your hopelessness is the only hope, and in your desirelessness is your only fulfillment, and in your tremendous helplessness suddenly the whole existence starts helping you.
- Osho

Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Suffering follows an evil thought as the wheels of a cart follow the oxen that draws it. Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think. Joy follows a pure thought like a shadow that never leaves.
- The Buddha

One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand times a thousand on the battlefield.
- The Buddha

Fighting Spirit

Judo, Tai-Chi, Aikido and Other Effective Stopping Techniques. Weapons Training. Use of Fire Arms, Archery, Swords, Fencing and Other Weapons. Submissive Attacker Techniques.
Meditation and Stretching. Using Physics, Techniques., Philosophy, Strategy, Endurance
and Ideas From The Masters.

Jigoro Kano (1860--1938) Founder of Judo. He was a perfectionist, a disciplinarian and a traditionalist. But, at the same time, an innovator, an internationalist and a man of great generosity. More important, he was a famous educator and the father of modern sports in Japan.
Today, more than six million persons practice Judo in over 30 countries around the world.

Miyamoto Musashi - Born in 1584. Japans most renowned warriors, by the age of 30 fought over 60 contests by killing all of his opponents.

Teaching of
Go Rin No Sho. Book of five rings. The way of the sword. How to attack in many Situations. Influenced by Zen, Shinto and Confucianism

Morihei Ueshiba
- (1883-1969) He was history's greatest martial artist. Even as an old man of eighty, he could disarm any foe, down any number of attackers, and pin an opponent with a single finger. Although invincible as a warrior, he was above all a man of peace who detested fighting, war, and any kind of violence. His way was Aikido, which can be translated as "The Art of Peace." Morihei Ueshiba is referred to by the practitioners of Aikido as O Sensei, "The Great Teacher". The Art of Peace is an ideal, but it developed in real life on many fronts. Morihei in his youth served as an infantryman in the Russo-Japanese War, later battled pirates and bandits during an adventure in Mongolia, and then, after mastering a number of martial arts, served as an instructor at japan's elite military academies. Throughout his life, however, Morihei was sorely troubled by the contention and strife that plagued his world: his father's battles with corrupt politicians and their hired goons, the devastation of war, and the brutality of his country's military leaders.

Sun Lu-tang (1860-1933) wrote in his book "ying-yi Chuan Theory" that "Tai-chi, Eight-sections, and both schools of Kung-fu by external training or internal training have the common origin." He was a grand-master of "Ying-Yi Chuan" and "Eight-Sections Palms" and "Wu Style Tai-chi Chuan" and created the "Sun Style Tai-chi Chuan."

Black Science The fighting skills of the shadow warrior.

Kyusho Jutsu is the art of attacking the body’s vital points. Properly applied, even light blows can produce extreme pain and seemingly effortless knockouts. how to use this devastating fighting art against the most common street attacks and come out the winner every time.

Bruce Lee - Lee created his own style of fighting called, Jeet Kune Do, which he borrowed from the disciplines of boxing and fencing. "The less effort, the faster and more powerful you will be." "True refinement seeks simplicity," he said, encouraging his students to experiment and stay true to their own spirit. His legacy continues.

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