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Thought for the day IV

Postby yat_chum » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:15 am

"Dup dor a'az Mubster"
(Live long and prosper)
Vulcan Blessing as spoken in Star Trek: The Motion Picture

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Postby yat_chum » Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:47 am

"Tomorrows battle is won during today's practice." - Samurai maxim
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Jan 03, 2009 4:40 am

"Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going."
Laurence J. Peter (1919 - 1988)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Jan 04, 2009 4:03 am

"Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous,
teach me to serve you as I should,
to give and not to count the cost,
to fight and not to heed the wounds,
to toil and not to seek for rest,
to labour and ask not for reward,
save that of knowing that I do your most holy will."
St. Ignatius Loyola, 16th century
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Jan 05, 2009 3:24 am

"Everything in moderation, including moderation."
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:29 am

"The human body has limitations, the human spirit is boundless."
Dean Karnazes
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:46 am

"Spirit first, technique second." Master Gichin Funakoshi
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:01 am

Put your everyday living into Karate and you will find "Myo" (the subtle secrets).
Master Gichin Funakoshi
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:50 am

"Sometimes people want to copy techniques, but we have no techniques in this style. Our technique is not the important part. If you train you are your secret, if you don’t train there is no secret."
Sifu Cesario Di Domenico
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:10 am

"’Soft within the hard is true hard, hard within the soft is true soft.’
Hard means: strong, brave and fast. Hard is not cruel; it must be straightforward. If a person has all physical power, but no power in the mind they are doomed to fail. If they have the ability to have soft within the hard they can accomplish anything.
Soft means: enduring and never fighting force with force, like water. It uses the mind and must never give up, penetrating rock like flowing water. It will take time, but eventually the soft drip of the water may erode the hardest surface."
Frank Yee (Yee Chi Wai)
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:14 am

'I have no parents:
I make the heaven and earth my parents.

I have no home:
I make awareness my home.

I have no life and death:
I make the tides of breathing my life and death.

I have no divine powers:
I make honesty my divine power.

I have no means:
I make understanding my means.

I have no secrets:
I make character my secret.

I have no body:
I make endurance my body.

I have no eyes:
I make the flash of lightening my eyes.

I have no ears:
I make sensibility my ears.

I have no limbs:
I make promptness my limbs.

I have no strategy:
I make "unshadowed by thought" my strategy.

I have no design:
I make "seizing opportunity by the forelock" my design.

I have no miracles:
I make right action my miracle.

I have no principles:
I make adaptability to all circumstances my principle.

I have no tactics:
I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.

I have no talent:
I make ready wit my talent.

I have no friends:
I make my mind my friend.

I have no enemy:
I make carelessness my enemy.

I have no armor:
I make benevolence and righteousness my armor.

I have no castle:
I make immovable mind my castle.

I have no sword:
I make absence of self my sword.'

A warrior's creed - anonymous Samurai song - 14th century
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:19 am

"Practice is the best master." Latin Proverb
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:35 am

"Dui gang yiu jong tao" (Use a mirror and dummy in this pursuit)
GM Yuen Kay-San
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Postby yat_chum » Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:31 am

"If you train hard, you'll not only be hard, you'll be hard to beat."
Herschel Walker
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Postby yat_chum » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:35 am

"[Sleep is] the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together."
Thomas Dekker (1572 - 1632)
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Postby yat_chum » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:35 am

"Lien kun sam chien ki, sam chien, lien kaw si"
(Begin your training by practising Sam Chien and don't stop practising Sam Chien until your very end.)
Ngo Cho Kun maxim
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Postby yat_chum » Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:58 am

"It's not necessarily the amount of time you spend at practice that counts; it's what you put into the practice."
Eric Lindros
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Postby yat_chum » Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:05 am

"Creator, open our hearts
to peace and healing between all people.
Creator, open our hearts
to provide and protect for all children of the earth.
Creator, open our hearts
to respect for the earth, and all the gifts of the earth.
Creator, open our hearts
to end exclusion, violence, and fear among all.
Thank-you for the gifts of this day and every day."
Native American - Micmac - Alycia Longriver - 1995
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Postby yat_chum » Mon Jan 19, 2009 1:55 pm

"Few men are born brave. Many become so through training and force of discipline."
Flavius Vegetius Renatus
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Postby yat_chum » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:56 am

"We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are."
Tobias Wolff, 'In Pharaoh's Army'
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