Taijiboxer Pearls of Wisdom

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The way of Perfect Harmony!!

Books are what the world values as representing the Tao.

But books are only words, and the valuable part of words is the thought therein contained. That thought has a certain bias which cannot be conveyed in words, yet the world values words as being the essence of books.

But though the world values them, they are not of value:as in which the world values them is not the sense in which they are valuable. (Chuang Tsuz, 4th century b.c.e(1)

Chuang Tzu – From the Beauty category:

All existing things are really one. We regard those that are beautiful and rare as valuable, and those that are ugly as foul and rotten. The foul and rotten may come to be transformed into what is rare and valuable, and the rare and valuable into what is foul and rotten. (Chuang Tzu)

Han Dynasty jade ring of a chi ?

Easy is right. Begin right, and you will be easy. Continue easy and you are right… The right way to go easy is to forget the right way, and forget that the going is easy. (Chuang Tzu)

Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate. (Chuang Tzu)

Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness. (Chuang Tzu )

If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation. (Chuang Tzu)

Ancient Seal Script for chi ? “a dragon; a demon”

The Chinese character ? for chi “hornless dragon” combines the “bug radical” ? (typically signifying words for insect, reptiles, and dragons,

Those who do not interfere and leave nothing undone are in harmony with the Tao. those who know tranquility and are content,devoid of conceit, are in possession of harmony, even though they may live in the midst of diversities. all things are in accordance with their various natures.

The energy of Tao operates in the smallest thing and yet compels the mighty universe. Its power molds the universe and harmonizes the masculine and feminine, the light and the dark:it forms the four seasons and brings the elements of nature into accord. ( The Huai Nan Tzu,2nd century b.c.e(5)

The mind is the origin of all things

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The mind is the root from which all things grow. If you van understand the mind,everything else is included. it is like the root of a tree. All a tree’s fruit and flowers,branches and leaves depend on it”s root. If you nourish it’s root,a tree multiplies.

If you cut its roots,it dies. Those who understand the mind reach enlightenment with minimal effort.Those who don’t understand the mind practice in vain. everything good and bad comes from your own mind. to find something beyond the mind is impossible. (Bodhidharma,5th century b.c.e.(9)

According to legends, Lao zi leaves China on his water buffalo.[11]

If you think things are done easily you may find them hard to do: if you face trouble sanely it cannot trouble you. (Lao Tzu,6th century b.c.e.)

because of desire and craving,stress and anxiety arise. because there is anxiety and stress, body and mind are afflicted by tensions.(Lao Tzu.6th century b.c.e.)

producing and developing,producing without possessing, doing without presuming,growing without domineering: this is called the mysterious power!! (Lao Tzu 6th century b.c.e.)

To the mind that is still the whole universe surrenders. To know, yet to think that one does not know is best; not to know, yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty. 

original nature is the essence of all goodness.

be natural in your action and you will always be be pure and still!! (Lao Tzu 6th century b.c.e..)

The Hidden Presence 

The Tao is based on harmony between emptiness and abundance, it is the deep source of the myrad creatures, it softens their sharpness, it releases  their confusion,it lessens their lustre , it merges with their dust.

The Tao is so clear and so transparent that it is nearly invisible, nearly formless, no onecan know it”s origin,

for it came before all creation. This poem was taken from "The Tao Te Ching" translations by Chao-Hsiu chen.

Lao Tzu quote   

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”

“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still”

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be”

Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dream. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream.”

One can not reflect in streaming water. Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.”

At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.”

“Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

Bruce Lee: Quotes!!

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.”

“All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns.”

“If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.”

  “I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.”

                                                                                  “Simplicity is the key to brilliance”

Sifu Dennis Pounall

Sifu Dennis Pounall lives and works in Elliot Lake, Northern Ontario as a Paramedic  and has been practicing martial arts for over 28 years. He has studies in Okinawa Karate, Pang GI Noon Gung Fu, Kali Jujitsu, Kook Sol Won , Korean martial arts and Traditional Yang combat style Taiji Quan.  He competes nationally and internationally, and is available for workshops and Seminars.

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