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Saturday, December 28, 2013

POST 139 28DEC2013 Giant Snowman- WHO ARE WE- THOUGHT PROVOKING


POST 139 28DEC2013 Giant Snowman- WHO ARE WE- THOUGHT PROVOKING 

   HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014
   Peace on earth
   Bonne Année à tous



  In this post 139:
  -THOUGHT PROVOKING: Who are we?
  - Pictures to share with you: After a snow storm






   
CPH   THOUGHT PROVOKING

BLOG 139 December 29, 2013


                                             
WHO ARE WE

To violent people martial art is not enough violent a discipline; for non-violent people martial art is too violent for them. To ordinary people martial art is for martial artists not for them; and extraordinary people do not do ordinary martial art.

So who are we?

TO THOSE WHO FOLLOW THIS BLOG
I WISH A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014
FILLED WITH JOY, SUCCESS, HAPPINESS,
and many wonderful moments.
.         
Phan Hoang, December 2013



































Sunday, December 22, 2013

POST 138 22DEC2013 WISHES - MARTIAL ART USE

POST 138 22DEC2013 WISHES - MARTIAL ART USE

BLOG 138






   
CPH   THOUGHT PROVOKING

BLOG 138 December 22, 2013


                                             
THE USE OF MARTIAL ART   

Old society created martial art and used it to fight and kill. Modern society must refine it and use it for other aims.

The best way to refine a martial art is going back to its origin and extract what was its best value not in term of fighting art but in term of hidden value behind the martial art of that society. The hidden value of Japanese martial art seems to be the rigorous spirit of Japanese people. The true nature of Chinese martial art could be discovered through some common factors of this large and diverse population: care about your own ancestors, care about details, following the path rather than changing the path. Vietnamese martial art is rather a historical record of this indomitable people in permanent struggle to survive through some thousands of unrest years. This martial art record will show us its values through the real nature of Vietnamese people: Rigorous in defence action but not so rigorous in training organization; full of strategies for the weak fighting against the giant; changing the appearance and not changing the deep soul. Then through Korean martial art we could find, in term of intrinsic values, significant similarities and great differences between this strong people and their neighbors.  

If you want to understand the soul of French people, one way is examining the practice of La Boxe Française/ French Boxing, and another way could be reviewing documents on  Duel in the history of France. This could help better understand how this undisciplined great people did elegantly settle a point of honor through a deadly contest with swords. Of course, alternatively you can also enjoy reading Les Trois Mousquetaires ; our scope here is about martial art and its use.
BEST WISHES FOR A JOYFUL HOLIDAY SEASON
 AND A
VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014          


(Charles Phan Hoang, December 2013)































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Monday, December 16, 2013

POST 137 -15 DEC2015 THOUGHT PROVOKING -MAXIM KNOW THYSELF- CHRISTMAS LIGHTS -HOLIDAY SEASONS


POST 137 -15 DEC2015 THOUGHT PROVOKING -MAXIM KNOW THYSELF- CHRISTMAS LIGHTS -HOLIDAY SEASONS

   POST 137  DECEMBER 15. 2013

 




   POST 137  DECEMBER 15. 2013


BEST WISHES FOR A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON.
In this post 137 please consider the provoking thought about the old maxim Know Thyself, and enjoy many archive pictures of different countries taken randomly.
 WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS. 




   
Charles Phan Hoang   
THOUGHT PROVOKING
Post 137 December 15. 2013


                                             
KNOW THYSELF
You have certainly heard of this famous maxim ‘Known thyself’/Connais-toi toi-même (Socrates was not its author).  This Greek aphorism came from the Temple of Apollo, and people think that is a deep thought which could have hundreds ways of application from philosophy, psychology to politics, and so on. But let me suggest this aphorism, although famous, is purely a nonsense affirmation.

You and ‘thyself’ are just one. Therefore what you can know from ‘thyself’ is already known. The more you explore and analyze your ‘thyself’ the more you get biased information. Like when you look at your face through a mirror you can only get a mirrored image of yourself. No one can see one’s real face. ‘Know thyself’ is impossible./.     
   





   





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