Thursday, July 3, 2014
"With Gautam Buddha there were ten thousand meditators and there was no establishment. Nobody was higher, nobody was lower; nobody had to be ordered what to do. Even Gautam Buddha has never ordered anyone to do a single thing; he simply shared his vision. It is up to you whether to participate in that vision or not. That is going to be your decision, and that is going to be your responsibility."
That's how I see it should be when teaching Martial Arts. There should be nobody higher and nobody lower but we should all simply be training in meditation. Nobody should be forced to do something they do not want to do, it is up to them whether or not they wish to participate. Those who continue to train not because of rank but purely because of the the inner joys they receive from training are the true Martial Artists.