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My Two Youngest Fans

From two fans.
I was completely blown away by the sweetness and gentility of a “friend’s” two young daughters, who I had sent copies of books to at their dad and mom’s request. That they would take the time to show their appreciation is worth a ton of my admiration for the nurturing shown by their parents. Thank you Michael and Arlene! A special thanks is being sent to Antonia and Rowan.

 

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Curses to Blessings

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Think in terms of there not being yin and yang. We, as finite beings regardless of our presumed enlightenment will always have a tendency to levy disparagement (for lack of another word) to cast our angers rationally or irrationally at others who have disturbed our presence of mind. If we consider the Chinese adage of “may you live in interesting times,” the embodiment of the psychic attack towards another would also go intentionally and albeit karmically out from us to another sentient being. In my view I would cast a ‘curse’ at a target and want it to be as a blessing in that it fulfills my desired intent without undue malice as a ‘go around, come around’ while being self-construed to the other as a gift.

 

Combined imagery and quote is an ongoing, collaborative project between myself and Peggy A Thompson.

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Video Clip from an Ongoing Martial Arts Project

From an ongoing work by Miguel Parga. Very excellently done trailer from the AWMA (Asian World of Martial Arts) Living Legends project.

 

For more info on Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, visit http://www.hanshi.com

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Get Unstuck!

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Combined imagery and quote is an ongoing, collaborative project between myself and Peggy A Thompson.

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Madness in Great Ones

“Madness in great ones must not unwatched go.” Hamlet

Consider the madness of great ones and don’t think for one second that brilliance does not have to hide in shadows so that its tears can run freely from anger, frustration, and shame. Then, with some untold infusion of enlightenment, the process begins again and again as each new revelation causes more anguish then previously known. Each exposition that great ones teach is, by necessity, misunderstood as castigation upon castigation is levied toward the great one. No, it is not ego unbridled that fuels the passion, but rather the culmination of self demanding that the infinite reveal its true nature and to have mercy upon the seeker for the arrogance implied by the question. There is no peace for great ones; that is only for the timid and the fearful. And love does not wash away the horror on either account … it exacerbates it.

© Stephen F. Kaufman 2014

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Hanshi Reads His Book Written for Children

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For more info on Stephen F. Kaufman, visit http://www.hanshi.com

Also visit http://cherryblossoms-for-children.weebly.com

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Knowing

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Accept Your Self

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Combined imagery and quote is an ongoing, collaborative project between myself and Peggy A Thompson.

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Delimiting an Albatross

Delimiting An Albatross

If you don’t acknowledge and accept within a separation between yourself and what is annoying you, it will be like having an albatross hanging around your neck.

What you must do is welcome the disturbance by denying the idea of it any authority in your life. By doing so, you will put it on the defensive, causing it to lose balance in your psyche. You will then be able to readily destroy the notion of its influence in your life. ~sfk (c)

Below is a Self-Revealization Acceptance chat based on my posting of Delimiting an Albatross.
Query from a doctor in Sibsagar, a state in Assam, India.

Question: Sir, I have tried that. I always tried to remove all the disturbing things from my mind just the way u have mentioned. But, still there r times, perhaps weak moments, where those dead thoughts start breathing again and even take mental peace away. Is there any way to neutralize those disturbing thoughts completely so that it can never move our minds?

Hanshi: No, not on the finite plane; however, with continued awareness of the situation you are remedying, the influence will become that much more meaningless depending on the extent of the trauma the experience brought about in the first place. You will learn that with Self-Revealization Acceptance, once you have denigrated the authority of the disturbance, it will be much easier to instantly rid yourself of any further intrusion. To clarify any misinterpretation of my statement, understand as well that when a certain level of consciousness is attained, ‘instant and permanent karma’ can be realized. It works on both physical and non-physical levels, i.e., dissolution of migraines, certain other physical anomalies, and according to the level of your personal attainment of healing desire, you could heal any disease or dis-ease.

Third person: If I understand correctly we’re not putting the disturbance out of our mind, we are aggressively telling it to f**k off.

Hanshi: No, aggression would only fuel its temperament and control. You have to make a friend of it. Without getting saccharin, friends will generally do what you ask of them.

Third person: So acknowledge it and tell it play quietly by itself!

Hanshi: Good way to put it, but be sure to tell it to play outside.

 

To learn more about Self-Revealization Acceptance, visit:

http://www.hanshi.com/self-revealization-acceptance.html

http://self-revealization.weebly.com/

 

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Perceived Reality

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Combined imagery and quote is an ongoing, collaborative project between myself and Peggy A Thompson.

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Coming Soon: Cherry Blossoms for Children – Life Lessons to Grow By

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Cherry Blossoms for Children – Life Lessons to Grow By

The first children’s chapter book written by Stephen F. Kaufman, author of many important books, such as Musashi’s Book of Five Rings, Sun Tzu’s Art of War, Lao Tzu’s Living Tao, and just recently, Napoleon Means Business and Homage for Miyamoto Musashi. In this little volume, you will meet the characters that weave throughout all of the stories that take place in ancient Japan. You will meet Mokubei, a wise man and his young friend, Tomo-san, his dog, Kidu, and various other characters to help tell the tales. Each of the stories has a happy ending and a moral to reinforce the important lesson to be learned. These tales are sure to be a joy for parents, teachers, and young readers of elementary school age.

A Hanshi Warrior Press book

For more info on the author, visit www.hanshi.com

 

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Hanshi Kaufman to Star in Martial Arts Movie Venture

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On the set of Sifu Cliff Kupper’s movie venture, “The Martialist,” in progress starring Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman as principle narrator and personality. Filming is being done in NYC and Philadelphia by Doug Wilburn of Digital Pro TV Network. The film will be introducing many new faces to the martial arts arena and I will be quoting from my work with philosophical insights as to their skills.

For more info on Hanshi Stephen Kaufman, visit www.hanshi.com

 

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