· Do not think dishonestly.
· The Way is in training.
· Become aquainted with every art.
· Know the Ways of all professions.
· Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters.
· Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything.
· Perceive those things which cannot be seen.
· Pay attention even to trifles.
· Do nothing which is of no use.
“If you do not look at things on a large scale it will be difficult for you to master strategy. If you learn and attain this strategy you will never lose even to twenty or thirty enemies. More than anything to start with you must set your heart on strategy and earnestly stick to the Way. You will come to be able to actually beat men in fights, and to be able to win with your eye. Also by training you will be able to freely control your own body, conquer men with your body, and with sufficient training you will be able to beat ten men with your spirit. When you have reached this point, will it not mean that you are invincible? “
From the Book of Five rings
by Miyamoto Musashi
“At the dawn of the twentieth century black men of distinction had long functioned in various leadership posts, especially in the churches and benevolent association movement. Some, notably Frederick Douglass among them, had even served in high government posts. But by and large they lived lives separate from those of the black masses and the white professionals. In 1904 a small group in Philadelphia set out to create an organization that would provide a vehicle for men of standing and like tastes to come together to know the best of one another.”
Steve Cokely exposes the Boule Part 1
Steve Cokely exposes the Boule Part 2
Boule Symbolism / pt.1
Boule Symbolism / pt. 2
Boule Symbolism / pt. 3
Excerpted from Vol.2, Chapter 23 of the book The Temple of Man
The master builder said to the disciple:
“You come from the earth, it has nourished you, and you will return to the earth. This element holds and keeps other elements. Know that everything that, of itself, diffuses outward without form needs a receptacle. Thus, Air retains the Fire of the Universe and Water retains Air, as Earth is the vase that holds Water and gives it form. Thus, Earth is the container of All. I speak to you of the Earth upon which you tread, the gross image of the spermatic Earth of which you are made.
Always see in the lower things that your senses reveal to you, the image of things that your spirit alone can conceive when your senses are closed to the world of transitory appearances.
I will speak to you of architecture not building technique.