Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:59 pm Post subject: Bruce Lee Quotes
I found a few more Bruce Lee quotes
and decided to post the lot in one place.
Truth exists outside all molds; pattern and awareness is never exclusive.
Learn the principle, abide by the principle, and dissolve the principle.
In short, enter a mold without being caged in it.
In building a statue, a sculptor doesn't keep adding clay to his subject.
Actually, he keeps chiselling away at the inessentials until the truth of its
creation is revealed without obstructions.... It is not daily increase but
daily decrease; hack away the unessential.
Question: What are your thoughts when facing an opponent?
Bruce: There is no opponent.
Question: Why is that?
Bruce: Because the word ''l'' does not exist.
One should not respond to circumstance with artificial and "wooden"
prearrangement. Your action should be like the immediacy of a shadow
adapting to its moving object. Your task is simply to complete the other
half of the oneness spontaneously.
If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.
When one has reached maturity in the art, one will have a formless form.
It is like ice dissolving in water. When one has no form, one can be all forms....
'In memory of a once fluid man, crammed and distorted by the classical mess.'
Like water, sparring should be formless. Pour water into a cup, it becomes
part of the cup. Pour it into a bottle; it becomes part of the bottle. Try to
kick or punch it, it is resilient; clutch it and it will yield without hesitation.
In fact, it will escape as pressure is being applied to it. How true it is that
nothingness cannot be confined.
Any technique, however worthy and desirable, becomes a disease
when the mind is obsessed with it.
Styles tend to not only separate men - because they have their own
doctrines and then the doctrine became the gospel truth that you cannot
change. But if you do not have a style, if you just say: Well, here I am as
a human being, how can I express myself totally and completely? Now,
that way you won't create a style, because style is a crystallization.
That way, it's a process of continuing growth.
The understanding of JKD is through personal feeling from movement to
movement in the mirror of the relationship and not through a process of
isolation. To be is to be related. To isolate is death. To me, ultimately,
martial arts means honestly expressing yourself. Now, it is very difficult to
do. It has always been very easy for me to put on a show and be cocky,
and be flooded with a cocky feeling and feel pretty cool and all that. I can
make all kinds of phoney things. Blinded by it. Or I can show some really
fancy movement. But to experience oneself honestly, not lying to oneself,
and to express myself honestly, now that is very hard to do.
"Willing is not enough; we must do.
Knowing is not enough; we must apply."
"To hell with circumstances. I create opportunities."
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is made up of."
"Truth has no path. Truth is living, and therefore, changing.
It has no resting place, no form, no organized institution, no philosophy."
"The man who is really serious, with the urge to find out what truth is,
has no style at all. He lives only in what is."
"Give up thinking as though not giving it up.
Observe the techniques as though not observing."
"This evening I see something totally new and that newness
is experienced by the mind, but tomorrow that experience
becomes mechanical if I try to repeat the sensation, the
pleasure of it. The description is never real. What is real is
seeing the truth instantaneously, because truth has no tomorrow."
"The point is the doing of them rather than the accomplishments.
There is no actor but the action;
there is no experiencer but the experience." _________________ Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when open.
Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:50 pm Post subject: hash and deep thoughts
No disrespect intended with this. A lot of Mr. Lee's pronouncements and "deep thoughts" sound a lot like the "profound wisdom" I would spout if I smoked a lot of hash in university. Coincidentally, Bruce Lee was known to ingest huge amounts of hashish in the course of a normal day. Certainly his hash was much better than the camel poop we got in western Canada in the 70s! His thoughts are much "truthier" than mine too!
RD _________________ There are souls in the boots
Of the soldiers America
Fuck your yellow ribbon
If you want to
Support your troops
Bring them home
And hold them tight
When they get here
-Andrea Gibson - For Eli
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Posted: Sat Oct 18, 2008 5:25 pm Post subject:
OMG - I've never read so much concentrated, near-lethal, unrefined bullshit about hash and/or cannabis than is in that article you linked to, RockDock...
Bruce died from multi-factoral causes. His doctors knew what almost killed him on May 10th, 1973. He even presented it to Dr. Langford, the next day, when Langford came in and interrogated him at the hospital, after saving his life. He wanted to know if Bruce was taking any drugs. There was no other explanation. He pulled out Nepal hashish and Langford told if he started taking this again, it would kill him. He rejected Langford's medical advice and flew to UCLA and was clean. They found nothing wrong with him, because there were no drugs in his system. This gave him a false sense of security and a few weeks before he died, he was ingesting it again. This type of hashish he got from Katmandu, Nepal. It's one of the most near-lethal strains of *unrefined* hashish and is much more rarer than the refined types manufactured in the Middle East.
It's been documented to kill it's users the exact same way it killed Bruce on July 20th, 1973. It's neurological side effects are nightmarish, and contains over 4,000 chemical compounds, any one of which, his central nervous system could build up a sensitivity to, and so highly toxic, cerebral edema, kidney/ adrenal failure, vomiting, convulsions, cardiac arrest/coma and death is the result. On May 10th, 1973 he ate some in the bathroom and then collasped on the floor at Golden Harvest Studio, regained consciousness and then collasped again, and went into convulsions and seizues and was throwing up, then went comatose. Dr. Langford was very concerned about Bruce having no body fat left, as this will only worsen side effects of drugs in his system. There is no fat to help absorb it, and he also had his sweat glands removed later in 1972. Removal will also cause brain edema, because the saline that carries toxins, builds up in the body and bloodstream. The fluid buildup is pumped from the heart into the brain, resulting in cerebral edema and kidney failure, convulsions and, coma and death. When Bruce left the hospital on May 10th, Dr. Langford was sure he would be back.
_________________ The rule for today.
Touch my tail, I shred your hand.
New rule tomorrow.
before i read these just had to type that Mr. Lee and i are 5 planet scorpios. there ain't too many 5 planet scorpios around. alas for me, i'm far to unfocused and misdirected. and um, can't get past the I thing... to i ching.
well i read. speaking from a scorpionic perspective, i'd have to say drugs were an issue at some point. and, he seems to have been limited by his own coopted limitlessness.
but "all the world's a stage"....so "buy and be happy." or else.
This is why Jyotish has the concept of the Muntha which is a secondary ascendant about how Others see you (as to perceptions of self). A bit different but close. Jyotish also delineates how a native can have much talent yet get no acknowledgement for that (sometimes for life ouch) - and visa versa doh!
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