(adapted from the Dhammapada, translated by Thomas Byrom)
It is said that soon after his enlightenment the Buddha passed a man on the road who was struck by the Buddha's extraordinary radiance and peaceful presence. The man stopped and asked, "My friend, what are you? Are you a celestial being or a god?"
"No," said the Buddha.
"Well, then, are you some kind of magician or wizard?"
Again the Buddha answered, "No."
"Are you a man?"
"Well, my friend, then what are you?"
The Buddha replied, "I am awake."
a_t_h_e_nd IN Kindness
th_is th essence of martial_arts
The real battle is not to inflict injury but to remember_your_true_face
In so doing, love is the response to hurt. All pain is an interpretation of events as threatening to one's perceived identity. th_e_n_ergynius find ways to transmute misfortune_into_gold, hurt_into_love, and problems_into_blessings becomes the tool. th_is the highest awareness. It is tIMEless. it_is_service It is all_moments_AT_ONcE, every_moment_in_time, the essence of MacGyver (thishow managed to capture it), aikido, it is bruce_lee "without_a_plan" going into a fight, it is walking_meditation, it is also described by some as the porthole_effect as if being a witness. satellite. two_places_at_once One_is_completely_ready two_seize_things_from_all_angles (i found out yesterday that "angles" comes from "angels")
thee_can_communicate through both humility_and_compassion dustar
All thoughts of attack are dreams that cannot LAST.
The only continuoUS_awareness is love.
th_is my_story of martial_hearts