FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 18 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
mohdnabeel, sunny, swordy, jerrybarry24, SenseiGregT
22915 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Ed_Morris 4
AndyLA 3
Zombie Zero 2
Matakiant 2
futsaowingchun 2
September
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
New Topics
STX Kickboxing Seminar
by Marcus Charles
09/09/14 06:57 PM
Biu Tzu- 1st section applications
by futsaowingchun
09/05/14 10:56 PM
2014 World Championships Chelyabinsk: The Gallery
by ergees
09/01/14 03:51 AM
Biu Tzu- Snake hand strike
by futsaowingchun
08/27/14 09:02 PM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
10/30/13 07:41 AM
Where Are They Now?
by Dobbersky
05/30/13 08:08 AM
mindfullness meditation
by
01/06/09 11:27 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by
05/13/07 08:02 AM
Eugue Ryu
by
03/27/07 12:06 AM
Recent Posts
attacked from behind
by AndyLA
09/19/14 09:05 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Matakiant
09/18/14 07:11 AM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
09/18/14 06:07 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Zombie Zero
09/16/14 04:43 PM
Eugue Ryu
by kolslaw
09/12/14 03:35 PM
Biu Tzu- 1st section applications
by futsaowingchun
09/05/14 10:56 PM
2014 World Championships Chelyabinsk: The Gallery
by ergees
09/01/14 03:51 AM
mindfullness meditation
by log1call
08/31/14 09:43 PM
Biu Tzu- Snake hand strike
by futsaowingchun
08/27/14 09:02 PM
Forum Stats
22915 Members
36 Forums
35575 Topics
432495 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 ... 10 11 >
Topic Options
#251151 - 05/05/06 12:38 PM A Literary Challenge!
Uchinanchu Offline
Member

Registered: 02/09/06
Posts: 99
Loc: Okinawa, Japan
I thought it might be interesting to have a literary challenge for those of you who love to read the asian classics based in philosophy, religion, and/or martial arts.
There are only two rules that must be abided by to keep the game (opps, I mean challenge) interesting.
1. By no means is anyone to cheat by Googling it or using any other internet search engines.
2. The first person to get the challenge quote correct, must start the next challenge quote.
3. If no one can answer a challenge correctly, hints to the source may be given until it's answered or everyone actively participating "Gives up".
That said, I'll start the challenge with this quote:
"Soil with a lot of manure in it produces abundant crops; water that is too clear has no fish. Therefore, enlightened people should maintain the capacity to accept impurities and should not be solitary perfectionists."
Let the challenge begin....
_________________________
All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.

Top
#251152 - 05/05/06 01:15 PM Re: A Literary Challenge! [Re: Uchinanchu]
Ed_Morris Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 6772
Quote:

"Soil with a lot of manure in it produces abundant crops; water that is too clear has no fish. Therefore, enlightened people should maintain the capacity to accept impurities and should not be solitary perfectionists."




I'm reading that quote for the first time, so I have no idea who wrote it.

but the message of it is clear to me... swimming in your own toilet produces abundant enlightened fish.

did I get that right?

Top
#251153 - 05/05/06 01:22 PM Re: A Literary Challenge! [Re: Ed_Morris]
harlan Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
fish=carp

enlightened fish=carpe diem?

Sorry for the silliness. HEY...all you literate MA bums...stop reading that anime, turn of the Jet Li flick...and get over here!

I don't know...it's not poetic enough to be the Dhammapada?

Top
#251154 - 05/05/06 01:24 PM Re: A Literary Challenge! [Re: Ed_Morris]
Uchinanchu Offline
Member

Registered: 02/09/06
Posts: 99
Loc: Okinawa, Japan
Ed, (Or do you prefer Mr. Morris?)
You sound like you are on the fast track to enlightenment. Just don't forget to flush.
and no, that's not the answer. Maybe you should go back to the beginning and try again?
_________________________
All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.

Top
#251155 - 05/05/06 02:06 PM Re: A Literary Challenge! [Re: harlan]
Uchinanchu Offline
Member

Registered: 02/09/06
Posts: 99
Loc: Okinawa, Japan
Harlan,

Keep trying. The root of the problem may come to you if you talk it through. Now I'm off to attend my vegitables.
(By the way that was the second hint.)
_________________________
All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.

Top
#251156 - 05/05/06 02:31 PM Re: A Literary Challenge! [Re: Uchinanchu]
Ed_Morris Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 6772
('Supreme GrandMaster Ed' is fine. lol...just 'Ed'.)

well, my first try was wrong...but you know what? I won't take it as a flaw, I'll accept it and realize that I'm on my way to getting closer to the truth. I may never arrive at the truth, but an honest pursuit of it is what I accept.

Top
#251157 - 05/05/06 02:34 PM Re: A Literary Challenge! [Re: Uchinanchu]
harlan Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 07/31/04
Posts: 6664
Loc: Amherst, MA
When I think of the root of something, I think of the source and that makes me think of the Ox herding koan. Which it isn't.

Sounds preachy to me...like old world Chinese...Confucian or Daoist.

Top
#251158 - 05/05/06 06:24 PM Just to offer a suggestion... [Re: harlan]
kusojiji Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 648
Loc: kokokokokoko
Not to be a party pooper, but I don't know if this is gonna work very well. I mean, anyone can find some unrealistically obscure quote by Huanchu Daoren or someone like that and the chances of it being identified are gonna be impractically low, especially considering that the quote will be one of several possible translations since we are talking about quotes not originally in English. Seems too hard to be 'fun'. Why not do the same, but instead of identifying it, have folks analyze the meaning of the quote? The person posting it would presumably be familiar wtih the meaning and could guide the discussion.
_________________________
Optional signature you may use to appear at bottom of your posts. Note: The Signature feature is currently not enabled by this bulletin board's administrator. You may use UBB Code in this field, but not HTML. The UBB Code Image tag is not permitted, however.

Top
#251159 - 05/06/06 01:18 AM Re: Just to offer a suggestion... [Re: kusojiji]
Uchinanchu Offline
Member

Registered: 02/09/06
Posts: 99
Loc: Okinawa, Japan
And the first round goes to Kusojiji!
You are correct, it was from Haunchu Daoren's 'Back To Beginnings' originally entitled "Vegitable Root Talks".
My hat is off to you sir. Sorry, I suppose that was a bit more difficult to figure out than I had planned on.
I like your idea, though the reason I started this thread was to challenge those of us who have an interest in the asian classics.
Tell you what, since you won the first challenge round, let's modify the parameters. You choose the next quote as stated in the original challenge rules. We all discuss what we think the meaning of it means, and IF anyone by any chance happens to know where the quote originated (book and/or author), that person chooses the next quote to discuss.
_________________________
All streams flow to the sea because it is lower than they are. Humility gives it its power.

Top
#251160 - 05/06/06 03:53 AM Re: Just to offer a suggestion... [Re: Uchinanchu]
kusojiji Offline
Enthusiast

Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 648
Loc: kokokokokoko
A fair compromise.

Ok, here goes: "There is error in the midst of conforming to reason, and reason in the midst of error. One should understand this well."
_________________________
Optional signature you may use to appear at bottom of your posts. Note: The Signature feature is currently not enabled by this bulletin board's administrator. You may use UBB Code in this field, but not HTML. The UBB Code Image tag is not permitted, however.

Top
Page 1 of 11 1 2 3 ... 10 11 >


Moderator:  Ames, Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

TASER MC26C
Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!

 

Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga