Wednesday, July 13, 2011

My Thank You

I wish to thank my Students, Grand Students and Great Grand Students for their remembrance of me on my birthday. The one great pleasure a Teacher enjoys is the love and respect he receives from those who he has effected in some way by the teachings.

A teachers greatest reward is knowing their are those who love the Arts as he does. I have been in this Art more years I care to count now but each year has brought me great gratification seeing our members grow in number. This is why our Art has survived for thousands of years. Still now the chain of knowledge is being spread from one generation to the next. My hope is you all will continue to learn and spread the teachings to future generations to come..

I may not see many of you, but you can see me through the teachings and traditions that are being taught to you by your Shifu and Master levels. I may never meet all of you but you are a part of me as I am a part of my Masters. The techniques you do and the forms you perform all come from your heritage. We are from the same gene and like DNA our makeup is the same.

Thank you all for you dedication and love, I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of you. My hope is the same as your Shifu, and that is, that you continue to train and follow the path to the end. I can promise you this, if you do, you will never regret the time you spent getting there.

May the Supreme Being Bless You All
Ma Shrya

Great Students

I had the good fortune to have a number of Great Masters in my life, but a Great Masters are only as good as the student he/she teaches. Anyone one Master you ever meet can be one of the best, but if he/she doesn't impart their knowledge to others it will fade away in time. This is why Great Masters are always on the lookout for those special students they can reveal their secrets to.

A poor student is nothing but a waste of precious life time. A good student is a Masters greatest gift to preserve his or her knowledge for future generations. This is why Great Masters only had a few who they imparted their knowledge to. The reason is simply, great students are hard to find but when they find one they give them all they have.

My Masters were special people, they loved their Art above all else. None were rich as far as money was concerned, in fact they lived rather meager lives. Money was never their goal for teaching, only the love for what they did motivated them.

Each Master I met was unique in their own way, but the thing they did have in common was the Love for for their chosen Art. If your looking for a good Master look at their character, that will reveal their quality. If money drives them, back away and find another teacher, If they have no compassion or no strong faith in the spiritual find another Master. If they hold back knowledge after a long periods of time they have nothing to offer. If they only teach you about fighting and nothing else find another. There is so much more a Great Master can offer other then mere fighting to live a beneficial life, such as Wu-De and Spiritual Kung Fu.

Each of my Masters had the qualities I speak of. They were men driven by their principles and love for sharing their knowledge to those who stood up to their standards. None of them are alive now but they live on through those few they taught, those are the few I call the Great Students........

Monday, July 11, 2011

We Don't Die

The more I study the more I am convinced we never die. Many religions have stated the same in their beliefs, Of course some of us will believe it, while others will not. So what has convinced me to believe more, rather then doubt this is true?

Science has convinced me, especially if you look into quantum physics. This new science is revealing more of what reality is each passing day. What is consciousness, what is the soul, what is God? All these timeless questions are examined using quantum physics and it does give rise to possible answers. This science is revealing startling discoveries that can rattle the human mind.

Understanding this new science is extremely difficult. Even the best minds in the world cant say they understand all the implications of this study. But one thing is for sure, they do know there is many discoveries that point to new found answers we never knew until now about life death and the universe. Of course answers only bring more questions, however, what we thought to be true until now is changing rapidly each day by this ongoing study.

Of course scientists may differ in what all this means, but they do agree what we originally thought about the soul, consciousness, and god has changed since they looked into this new science. There does seem to be a divine order to creation and existence as we know it.

By the study of the atom and proton and neutron science has found reality to be very much different then what they thought. What is true reality is yet to be discovered, if that is possible at all. However, we do know it is not what we originally thought it to be.

They have also discovered by this new science the brain is more of a receiver of thoughts then a creator of thoughts. Also this thing we call the soul may well be connected to the universe, in ways never dreamed of before. All this is stemming from the study of quantum physics.

For those who doubt what I say, I suggest you do some self study into these matters and draw your own conclusions. In the end, what we all thought as just living and dying and nothing more, may prove to be the biggest illusion yet.