Art, Science, Life, and Reality – Certified Organic

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22 Responses to “Art, Science, Life, and Reality – Certified Organic”

  1. Thank you for this exemplary work along with the inclusion of “Trails” and “Sabre Rattling.” I will forward this to my list. Best regards.

  2. Paula says:

    You have uncanny timing Randy.

    Thank you again for sharing so much with us!

    • Randy says:

      You are most welcome Paula. It’s said, “Timing is everything,” and while I wouldn’t go so far as to say it’s EVERYthing, I have observed that, without at least some reasonable mastery of it, you’re pretty much screwed.

  3. Silvia Jay says:

    Great post. What else could life’s purpose be than to be the best one can be. That’s all there is and that’s all one can take to life’s next journey – depending what you believe in.
    Being my personal best is my goal for each and every day of my life, and my affirmation each morning when I arise.

    But I still buy the occasional lottery ticket.

    • Randy says:

      Silvia, I do the same … except for the lottery ticket. The people I refer to here always tell me what they’ll do if they win this coming week, which for them, unlike you, is more than occasional.

      By the way, I know 4 people who can be relied on to say what they mean. You are 25% of them.

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  5. Silvia Jay says:

    You presented me with a mathematical challenge, Randy.
    Seriously – thank you, and right back at ya. I trust your integrity explicitly.

    The thing is that with a millions dollar win, I’d pretty much do the same things I do now, but it would help to make a few other people’s dreams come true – or at least open possibilities and time for them.
    And we could get ourselves that acreage somewhere along the Cowboy Trail in Alberta.

    • Randy says:

      Silvia, we feel the same about that million dollars. A major windfall like that would only motivate Diana and me to do what we do while abbreviating a few timelines.

  6. Gary Carbone says:

    I enjoyed reading through this, several times. The path taken by Musashi began with the sword and evolved into the way of living, the kung fu of living in the world. A most worthwhile path, but surely not respected or valued in this “culture”. For me, there is one great thing that comes of it.–the joy of finding others on this path. Beware of posers though!

  7. Randy says:

    Thank you Gary. In my experience, being on The Path, seeking the purity of Nature as the Way of Being, makes it easier for me to operate within the “culture” you mentioned.

    And now I’m off to write the article your comment, and two other items I read this morning, inspired.

  8. […] Art, Science, Life, and Reality – Certified Organic […]

  9. […] is no room for “opinion”, and Nature’s Way is the source of all Ways. To quote Miyamoto Musashi – If you know something, you know something. If you do not know something, it does not exist in […]

  10. […] surprisingly, The Art of Worldly Wisdom enjoys popularity alongside such worthy works as The Book of Five Rings in being regarded as a template for success that still brims with relevance in the modern world. […]

  11. […] and the Practice of Martial Arts. For the latter, most particularly as expressed in the writings of Miyamoto Musashi. This should have come as no surprise, and indeed no longer does for me, because all Ways are based […]

  12. […] In the world of Man, the laws of society are granted more respect than the Laws of Nature. In Nature, life’s problems are routinely observed being solved by disparate creatures in similar, if not identical, ways. This is because the Way of the Wild is not open to interpretation, and Nature, in her efficiency, creates as few answers as possible to any given question. Man would do well to reexamine all self-imposed laws for conformity with the Way of the Wild, but alas, this has so far not occurred.And so, instead of devising laws that are based on resolving situations in which Sound Judgement was not exercised, we have laws devised on the premise that Sound Judgement can be reliably assumed not to exist anywhere. A subset of this is a generation that has now reached chronological adulthood and sexual viability that have never been imbued with Sound Judgement because they were reared in an atmosphere in which actions have no consequences, problems in life can always be blamed on someone else, and you will always be taken care of no matter how useless you are. “We see a symptom of this in the fact that fast food counters are staffed by a seemingly endless succession of rude, listless, resentful children who, in spite of an exaggerated sense of self-importance and entitlement, can’t be relied upon to perform the simplest of tasks free from constant supervision because far too many of them are employed under protest against the unfairness of the world. Another is the commonly held view that spending money year after year on losing lottery tickets represents a valid expression of investment in one’s future, and still another, that the “reality show” genre is real entertainment instead of something to be ridiculed out of existence.” ~ Art, Science, Life, and Reality – Certified Organic […]

  13. […] Earlier this year, on the subject of The Book of Five Rings – The Definitive Interpretation of Musashi’s Classic Book by Hanshi Stephen F. Kaufman, I wrote – Musashi was perhaps the greatest swordsman who ever lived, and yet it would be a mistake to approach the Book of Five Rings as a guide to learning the most efficient methodology for killing with a sword. Likewise, it would be completely erroneous to say that what lies within its slim covers represents a bloody minded treatise born of an archaic mindset wherefrom ruthless extermination awaits anyone or anything that stands in our way. Being a swordsman, Musashi speaks from a swordsman’s perspective, but what he has to teach far transcends the narrow focus of physical conflict resolution by cold steel. His Truth is no dusty anachronism. […]

  14. I bought the Book of Five Rings in an auction lot of Japanese items including a very old shoulder, arm and glove armour. About time I dug it out and read it again.

  15. Randy L. Whynacht says:

    I highly recommend it.

  16. Randy L. Whynacht says:

    I highly recommend it.

  17. El Hansh says:

    Yes, yes, I remember this well and it still rings true even moreso today than before.

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