History reminds us that from Bodhidharma came Zen Buddhism and from the same man came
the origins of Martial Arts.
Buddha did not believe in Idol worship. He focused more on the mind rather than on religion.
His philosophy got very popular with the Chinese and Japanese, most of which are Non believers in divine force. Some of these
are enumerated below:
In any Killing art, the soldier needs to be at peace with his self or state of Mind.
The Code followed by Samurai called "Bushido" which is:
Courage, Spirit, Truth, Honour, Destiny
Buddha achieved Nirvana (Total Permanent
Liberation) under the Bodhisattva Tree. We may experience Satori (Momentary
Liberation) in day to day Life. The Monk who walked the same path for years who one day suddenly realized that the path was
laced with flowers, butterflies & greenery which he never noticed before & started dancing n singing which lasted
only a few minutes. This is satori or momentary realization
4 Noble Truths of Buddhism:
- In Life there is
- Suffering comes
- Detachment ends
- Follow the 8 Fold
Path to end Suffering.
8 Fold Path of Buddhism:
- Correct Thought (Understanding),
- Correct Aspiration (Purpose),
- Correct Concentration (Mental Focus),
- Correct Effort, (Physical Focus)
- Correct Behavior (Moderation),
- Correct Speech (Expression),
- Correct Vocation (Livelihood),
- Correct Contemplation (Awareness of Self & Universe).
The Mind is like a bowl. Thoughts flow freely, in and out. Observe but donot retain any
thought. Also Do not force a thought out. Flow Freely. Reflect every thought like a Mirror.
Develop Muen Munshi: One Thought. One Action.
Zen advocates Contemplative Meditation. Instant Realization is called Satori. Osho said
Satori is looking out of the window whereas Nirvana is walking out of the door!
TAOISM LAO TZU:
Tao represents perfect Balance that exists in this Universe. Effortlessly. This balance is made of :
represents the harder force: rigid, strong, powerful force. e.g. like Sun, Male,
Day, Anger, Will Power
represents the softer force, the counterpart: gentleness, adaptibility. Moon, Night,
Perfect balance is a balanced interplay of the two forces. Be Soft, yet not yielding, Be Firm, yet not hard!
VOID of Non Differentiation:
The Void is that which lies between this and that.
It is all inclusive and excludes nothing.
Make a hairbreaths difference and Heaven and Earth will be set apart
He who realizes the void , is filled with power, love & joy for all beings.
emphasized Meditation in Movement like Dance to purge Repression & Anger & TEACHES Tao& Zen.
BRUCE LEE’S JET KUNE DO