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White Lotus Temple / The Master Said: / Part 6

The MasterThe Master Said:

To know the seeds, that is divine indeed. In his association with those above him, the superior man does not flatter. In his association with those beneath him, he is not arrogant. For he knows the seeds. The seeds are the first imperceptible beginning of movement, the first trace of good fortune (or misfortune) that shows itself. The superior man perceives the seeds and immediately takes action. He does not wait even a whole day. In the Changes it is said: “Firm as a rock. Not a whole day. Perseverance brings good fortune.” Firm as a rock, what need of a whole day? The judgement can be known. The superior man knows what is hidden and what is evident. He knows weakness, he knows strength as well. Hence the myriads look up to him.

– I Ching

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White Lotus Temple / October Workshop 2014

White Lotus SystemI will be conducting a temple workshop on October 16th 2014. The workshop will be held at Western Gate Martial Arts located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For more information about this specific workshop proceed to the following link; October Events.

Brian K Leishman
Founder / White Lotus Educator
White Lotus Temple
brian.leishman@whitelotussystem.com

White Lotus Temple / Martial Arts / Introduction – Now Available Online

Introduction 300 DPINow Available Online – Only $9.95 CNDOver the years many individuals, such as myself, have written books on this fascinating subject matter. Conventionally, martial arts is thought to be an expression that refers to various forms of armed combat and unarmed combat. In one form or another, martial preparation has existed for thousands of years. Although interesting, the history of martial preparation will not be discussed in this body of work. Your overall attention will be directed towards the ideologies associated with the “New Evolution of Martial Preparation“. With this in mind, the introduction includes a synopsis of the associated learning processes, art form processes, and combative processes. To date, the “New Evolution of Martial Preparation” represents the most comprehensive martial art studies in the world. This is no exaggerated claim, which you’ll come to understand provided that you’re able to bring each dimension, study, and sub-study through to a proper level of completion. This introduction was created for the purpose of providing interested individuals with some basic insight into this unique method of martial preparation.Link: http://whitelotussystem.com/course/view.php?id=698 

Brian K Leishman
Founder / White Lotus Educator
White Lotus Temple
brian.leishman@whitelotussystem.com

White Lotus Temple / Temple Founder

Temple DragonsThe White Lotus Temple was founded by Brian K Leishman in 1995. Mr. Leishman was born in North Bay, Ontario, Canada on April 14th, 1954. He has spent many years indulging his curiosity about education, eastern philosophy, martial arts, and more. He is a martial arts master who focuses on self-development, personal mastery, and the science of unarmed combat. Mr. Leishman hosts several websites and has been writing martial art articles since 1995. He is the founder of the White Lotus System of Unarmed Combat®. Mr. Leishman created this system of martial arts in 1980 for the purpose of sharing the ideologies and practices associated with the “New Evolution of Martial Arts“.

White Lotus Temple / White Lotus Glossary

Glossary 4The glossary for the White Lotus System of Unarmed Combat® is now available to the general public. You may gain free access to the glossary by clicking on the following link.  http://whitelotussystem.com/course/index.php?categoryid=157

Brian K Leishman
Founder / White Lotus Educator
White Lotus Temple
brian.leishman@whitelotussystem.com

White Lotus Temple / The Master Said: / Part 14

The MasterThe Master Said:

Writing cannot express words completely. Words cannot express thoughts completely. Are we then unable to see the thoughts of the holy sages?

The Master Said:

The holy sages set up the images in order to express their thoughts completely; they advised the hexagrams in order to express the true and false completely. Then they appended judgments and so could express their words completely. (They created change and continuity, to show the advantage completely; they urged on, they set in motion, so set forth the spirit completely.)

– I Ching

White Lotus Temple / The Master Said: / Part 13

The MasterIn the Changes it is Said:

1. “if a man is agitated in mind, and his thoughts go hither and thither, only those friends on whom he fixes his conscious thoughts will follow.”

The Master Said:

What need has nature of thought and care? In nature all things return to their common source and are distributed along different paths; through one action, the fruits of a hundred thoughts are realized. What need has nature of thought, of care?

2. When the sun goes, the moon comes; when the moon goes, the sun comes. Sun and moon alternate; thus light comes into existence. When cold goes, heat comes; when heat goes, cold comes. Cold and heat alternate, and thus the year completes itself. The past contracts. The future expands. Contraction and expansion act upon each other; hereby arises that which furthers.

3. The measuring worm draws itself together when it wants to stretch out. Dragons and snakes hibernate in order to preserve life. Thus the penetration of a germinal thought into the mind promotes the working of the mind. When this working furthers and brings peace to life, it elevates a man’s nature.

4. Whatever goes beyond this indeed transcends all knowledge. When a man comprehends the divine and understands the transformations, he lifts his nature to the level of the miraculous.

– I Ching

White Lotus Temple / The Master Said: / Part 12

The MasterIn the Changes it is Said:

“A man permits himself to be oppressed by stone, and leans on thorns and thistles. He enters his house and does not see his wife. Misfortune.”

The Master Said:

If a man permits himself to be oppressed by something that ought not to oppress him, his name will certainly be disgraced. If he leans on things upon which one cannot lean, his life will certainly be endangered. For him who is in disgrace and danger, the hour of death draws near; how can he then still see his wife?

– I Ching