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Martial Arts – Seeking Peace and Helping All in Need

White lotus code is "Martial Arts: I will be a warrior with compassion, seeking peace and helping all in need") Lets consider the second half of this code – 'seeking peace and helping all in need.' The first half of the code is the warrior's identity, but this ...

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Martial Arts – A Warrior With Compassion

The fifth White lotus code is "Martial Arts: I will be a warrior with compassion, seeking peace and helping all in need." A warrior is a fighter battling for a just cause. He or she fights to protect others or themselves from evil and harm. In our ...

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Courage – To Stand In The Light

The  fourth white lotus code is “Courage. I will stand in the light with all darkness around me.” “I will stand”: Standing means rooted in, prepared to do battle, to hold fast your position, to brace for what may come. “in the light”:  Light represents what is seen and therefore real and ...

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Honor – Standing With Your Convictions

The third white lotus code is “Honor. I will stand with the truth and my convictions.” Last month we talked about how telling the whole truth is part of true honor. This month we will talk about living by one’s convictions – when we do this it is called ...

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Honor – Standing with Truth

Our third white lotus code is "Honor. I will stand with the truth and my convictions." Honor puts the truth ahead of our wants and needs. We cannot lie. We serve the truth. Even what some call "white" lies or "little" lies that we may think are ...

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Love. The Greatest Thing.

More is said about love, more is written about love, and more is done in the name of love than anything I can think of. Our movies are frequently love stories. Our music sings about love. People do crazy things in the name of love. People get married for love. ...

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Evidence of Things Not Seen

With this blog I begin talking about the first of the five White Lotus codes – Faith. As sometimes I mention in class Faith is the first step of a person starting a new adventure in life – such as kung fu. You had to see in your mind’s eye ...

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The Wheel Keeps Turning!

My journey in martial arts is a wheel. Not a tire wheel or a hamster wheel, but a big people wheel. Though I started Judo at age 10, my first class in Pai Lum was around age of 24 back in 1986. For the next nine years I learned in ...

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Fear Them or Fight Them!

Fear them! Fear them! Welcome to one of the main themes of Halloween. Fear. We put on spooky masks of ghosts, zombies and monsters to have some "scares" -- but we usually have a pretty fun time at the parties, trick or treating and chomping down on candy. Halloween is ...

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No Phone Fu

You have hear the expression "phoning it in"? It means getting something done with no or little effort. It means just showing up at your job and sitting on your hands the whole day. There is no spirit, no effort, no passion. You have probably phoned things in before. I ...

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