Thread: Zen in Sports
8/13/2012 8:05am, #61
As always, your contribution, though brief, is enlightening, bodhi. It's like you are able to encapsulate the very essence of your intelligence in simple, easy to read English. I sincerely hope your superiority complex remains untouched, in saying such, I have doubts there exists such a tool to dismantle it. Hats off to you, gifted sir. I can only imagine your thoughts on this topic and it is a burden on my functions.
Some might consider my writing this to be sarcasm. Some might say, "battlefields, quit being facetious", to which I reply, "not until der gets off his intellectual high horse that he has been trotting on like some sort of Punce in a dressage competition".GET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
8/13/2012 8:31am, #62
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Combat sports isn't zen dominated. I'm betting you guys know it better than I do. You got to have your body moving of its own accord almost and reacting to shots and split second opportunities whilst you use your conscious mind to make tiny corrections and style adjustments as your corner dictates it. Not to mention the whole trying to find flaws, predictable patterns in your opponents style and trying to predict some moves(prediction works faster than reaction).
8/13/2012 9:43am, #63
"When there is an opportunity, I do not hit. It hits all by itself."
8/13/2012 10:08am, #64
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I get what you mean though, my body moves of its own accord whenever something blurs in my vision and I just dodge. It was not taught in the gym, just a reflex whenever I get focused.
Edit. Finally, that reflex is actually helpful. Its made me the fool in pretty much all the sports I've tried. Football, volleyball, basketball etc.
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8/13/2012 10:38am, #65
8/13/2012 12:59pm, #66
8/13/2012 2:09pm, #67
See, not giving a **** about your preconceived notions and poping philosophical bubles is about as zen as it gets.
His usual "shut the **** up" honestly isn't a bad piece of advice if you're looking to dispell some personal illusions. Just saying...
8/13/2012 3:33pm, #68
STFU is getting off easy as far as Rinzai Zen is concerned. Rinzai used to beat the stupid out of his students.
8/13/2012 4:12pm, #69
8/13/2012 8:25pm, #70
My original paper isn't really about Zen at all, but I found some of the topics in the thread by the OP correlated a little, so posted my paper in here to discuss as this was one of the only threads about talking about something similar.
I probably should have started a new one, in all honesty: Pew pew *ducks away*.Daniel: I don't know if I know enough karate.
Miyagi: Feeling correct.
Daniel: You sure know how to make a guy feel confident.
Miyagi: You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity.