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Toxic Zen Story #8: Physical Zen: Karate, Ronald E. McNair, and the Challenger.

After successfully getting through the first boost phase, and while still overhead, the shuttle put the engines to full power and a huge ball of orange flame swelled up and out. Pieces immediately ejected from the other side. the two SRBs swung wildly out and started to wildly swoop, out of control and over-powered for their reduced load. The Range Control officer hit the auto-destruct on the SRBs, which blows the tops of those two roman candles, after which they burn without producing momentum.

At the point of the orange ball, I said "Fuck !!! That's it."

My friend, a long time NASA employee said, "Wait, they can fly out of there." (knowing too much, and hoping too much).

I said, "No way. It's over." and went inside to let others know who were too busy at their desks to watch yet another launch.

____ Background for Toxic Zen Stories ____________________

https://groups.google.com/group/alt.zen/msg/b4ad0ce368728934?hl=en

____ Introduction ________________________________________

It is by chain of Master-Disciple, that the Zen Mind is transmitted in its most potently toxic form.

In the Buddhism of the Lotus Sutra, you make your mentor the Buddha's highest teachings, but you learn sincere faith from a person. Mind of the Buddha's highest teachings, heart of Sensei, but dedicated only to the wonderful Law.

In Zen, you cast aside the Buddha's highest teachings, and lose your faith in life and humanity , by subjugation to the mind of a master. Mind of the master, heartless, and dedicated to the emptiness inherent in life.

No other two ways of belief can possibly be more different than these. Zen is most definitely NOT Buddhism, no matter how often Zen believers quote the Lotus Sutra, like Dogen does to deceive the foolish.
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All forms of the Martial Arts either derive directly from Shaolin Kung Fu (by remote source or defilement), or were heavily changed by contact with it (by mixing).

As Chuck Norris, the former kickboxing champion and television star puts it, "All of the Martial Arts are based on Zen." To be specific: Physical Zen.

When a karate blow is aimed at the head or body, the strongest force is applied by imagining the target of the blow to be on the other side of the strike zone: punching through the head or body. This means to imagine that person as a void.

The greatest martial artist in history is thought by many to be the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi. He won 60 bouts in his life, losing none. At the end of his life he holed up (in a cave, some say) and wrote his "A Book of Five Rings" (Go Rin No Sho). Many martial artists seek out this book, to find the great slashing moves, like the shoulder to hip cut with the katana.

Each seeker in turn is surprised to find nothing of the sort in Musashi's book, it is merely a depiction of the four elements, air, earth, fire, and water. And the fifth element, the void of the Zen mind, which Zen believers use to replace the True Entity of All Phenomena as the core reality of life. This slander of the Buddha's teachings, by those identified as Buddhists, is the source of Zen evil. It is possessed by every martial artist, such as the instructor and 3 students who blew up the London Underground. "Zen is the invention of the heavenly devil" - Nichiren Daishonin.
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Shaolin Kenpo and Kempo Karate are in reality the same thing. Karate comes from the same source as Shaolin Kung Fu: Bodhidharma and Zen. A person who branches off and is founder of a new martial arts school is effectively a Zen patriarch. A formal Karate instructor is effectively a Zen priest.

The History Of Kenpo
http://www.geocities.com/Tokyo/Pagoda/6968/kenpo.htm

What's The Difference Between Kenpo And Kempo?
http://www.kenpojourney.20m.com/catalog.html

____ Toxic Zen Story ______________________________

Dr. Ronald E. McNair was a brilliant scientist, a shuttle astronaut, and a very nice guy. He also was a 5th degree Shoto-kan (Karate) black belt and founder of the St. Paul's A.M.E. Karate-do. He fused these two, with an article called "Physics of Karate" in the Scientific American (1979) and the American Journal of Physics (1983).

The crowning achievement of his brilliant career was to become a shuttle astronaut as mission specialist operating the Canadian Arm in the shuttle's payload bay.

He was on the ill-fated 25th flight of the Challenger (STS-51L), which exploded due to a leak in an o-ring seal and the blow-by burning of a connecting strut between the solid rocket booster and the external fuel tank.

This was not his first shuttle flight, though. On his first flight (STS 41-B) the o-ring leak also occurred, threatening catastrophic failure to that flight. The was all documented in the following report:

Report of the PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
http://history.nasa.gov/rogersrep/v1appd.htm

A memorandum was written after that earlier flight (the tenth shuttle flight). That memorandum clearly did not prevent the later disaster, and was effectively ignored by Morton Thiokol and NASA.
http://history.nasa.gov/rogersrep/v1p245.htm

After Dr. McNair's death, his family created a martial arts scholarship to honor him. They must miss him terribly.
http://www.floridatoday.com/space/explore/stories/1998/062298b.htm

Johnson Space Center NASA Biography
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/mcnair.html

"Physics of Karate" reference
http://www.dctkd.org/bibliography/readInfo.cfm?pubID=216
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On a personal note ... I went out that day, as the employees at Cape Canaveral's Kennedy Space Center always did, to watch another shuttle get launched. It was launch number 25 for the shuttle.

Early on at my time working at KSC, it was with awe and hope that I viewed the launches.

At the end it was with a fearful feeling that something was going wrong, too many launches in too short of a time, too much pressure by President Reagan's White House to get the teacher in space, to overcome the embarrassment of so many scrubbed launches, too many icicles hanging on the launch pad in the only frozen launch anyone had ever seen.

It seemed like everything was being pushed too hard, like there were too many pressures being exerted on a system that could not deal well with overwrought expectations.

The clock ticked down. At T minus 30, the control passed from the Launch Processing System to the autosequencer on one of the five IBM processors located in the Shuttle. Now the whole of LPS was effectively under shuttle control. First, the three main engines were ignited and they were fired up, with the clamps still on, the Challenger still locked to the earth. Then the Solid Rocket Boosters kicked in like a bomb. SRBs are incredibly loud, even at the three mile limit for outside viewing by NASA personnel. They sound like a string of huge explosions, not like the roar of rocket motors. The clamps were released and the shuttle rose quickly, passing from the control of KSC. As the shuttle cleared the launch gantry it moved from the control of KSC to Houston, where mission control is located. At that point, the roll maneuver was performed to point the shuttle aggressively over the Atlantic and into orbit.

After successfully getting through the first boost phase, and while still overhead, the shuttle put the engines to full power and a huge ball of orange flame swelled up and out. Pieces immediately ejected from the other side. the two SRBs swung wildly out and started to wildly swoop, out of control and over-powered for their reduced load. The Range Control officer hit the auto-destruct on the SRBs, which blows the tops of those two roman candles, after which they burn without producing momentum.

At the point of the orange ball, I said "Fuck !!! That's it."

My friend, a long time NASA employee said, "Wait, they can fly out of there." (knowing too much, and hoping too much).

I said, "No way. It's over." and went inside to let others know who were too busy at their desks to watch yet another launch.

As they came out, unbelieving, the huge cloud still hung there, with the crushed pieces of the Shuttle program falling ever so slowly across the Atlantic. It took 45 minutes or more for the pieces to meet the horizon.

Going to lunch that day, as we walked over, all the buses from the main reviewing stand were pulling up to the Visitor Center. This was where the families were to be briefed on what was known. Those silent buses, with their grieving cargo, all those worlds and dreams shattered ... it was unspeakable.

In the main cafeteria, a huge sea of tables, all government issue, there was an unusual sound ... almost complete silence. You understand, Southerners are, with few exceptions, not quiet people.

There it was, the sound of one hand clapping ...

____ Epilog _______________________________________

The Buddha's highest teachings were the purpose of the Buddha's advent on this earth.

The Buddha did not appear on this earth to drain people's compassion with discussions of the emptiness and meaninglessness of life which is just a void.

The Buddha did not appear on this earth to teach people to live in such a narrow and momentary way, that there would be no context for self-examination and conscience.

The Buddha did not appear on this earth to possess people's minds with such illogic as to befuddle their ability to choose correctly between what is good and what is evil.

The Buddha did not appear on this earth to teach people how to commit atrocities and genocide, in the exploration of their "infinite possibilities", or "new states of being".

The Buddha did not appear on this earth to teach people how to maim and kill with their hands efficiently, quietly, loudly, with increased terror inflicted, or to maximize their subjugation to control the public sentiments for political ends.

These are all profoundly evil distortions of the Buddha's true teachings, which introduce infinities in the variables holding good and evil, removing all shades of gray in the propositional calculus of value.

Simply stated, the Buddha made his advent on this earth with the purpose of teaching the compassionate way of the bodhisattva, which is at the heart of the true entity of all phenomena, which is the eternal Buddha at one with the eternal Law. Which is how to navigate the sea of sufferings of birth, aging, sickness and death. He originally set out on his path, because of his observation of the sufferings of common people and wanting to understand the source of those sufferings (enlightened wisdom) and how to transform those sufferings into unshakable happiness (enlightened action).

All this terrible chaos and unhappiness occurred to Dr. McNair, in spite of the fact that he was renowned by all as the finest kind of person, with only the best and most peaceful intentions ...

When you embrace the void, your fineness of character and your good intentions don't matter ...

But things don't have to be that way ...
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Nichiren Daishonin writes (Encouragement to a Sick Person, WND p. 78):

. "During the Former and Middle Days of the Law, the
. five impurities began to appear, and in the Latter
. Day, they are rampant. They give rise to the great
. waves of a gale, which not only beat against the
. shore, but strike each other. The impurity of
. thought has been such that, as the Former and
. Middle Days of the Law gradually passed, people
. transmitted insignificant erroneous teachings
. while destroying the unfathomable correct
. teaching. It therefore appears that more people
. have fallen into the evil paths because of errors
. with respect to Buddhism than because of secular
. misdeeds."

Because Bodhidharma discarded the Buddha's highest teaching (the Lotus Sutra), and due to his lazy nature turned to shortcuts to enlightenment, he came to the distorted view that life is acausal and empty, that the true entity is the void.

This erroneous view really comes from a misunderstanding of the Sutra of Immeasurable Meanings, where the True Entity is described by negation (the only way it can be): "... neither square, nor round, neither short, nor long, ..."

The description of the True Entity is logically voidal, but the True Entity itself is not. Bodhidharma was simply confused, due to the slander of negligence (laziness), and false confidence. The truth of life is that at the heart of the True Entity is the compassion of a bodhisattva for others.

Non-substantiality does not mean empty. Life has value. Humans are respectworthy. There is a purpose to everything. And every cause has an effect, so we are responsible for our thoughts, words and deeds. Zen is acausal. Zen is the greatest poison, which compares to the even greater medicine of the Lotus Sutra.

Suffice it to say: the purpose of Zen in the world is to corrupt and undermine everything that is not based upon the truth and the true teaching. All religions, disciplines, institutions and organizations which are undermined by Zen will eventually fall after glaring revelation of their worst defects, sooner rather than later.

If there is some good in your family, locality, society and culture, or country that you would like to retain, then cease the Zen, and begin to apply the medicine of the Lotus Sutra to heal the Zen wound in your life.

"Zen is the work of devilish minds." - Nichiren

-Chas.

. a prescription for the poisoned ones:
.
. The only antidote for the toxic effects of Zen in your life ...
.
. be that from Zen meditation, or the variant forms: physical
. Zen in the martial arts, Qigong, Acupuncture, Falun Gong,
. Copenhagen Convention of Quantum Mechanics, EST,
. Landmark Education, Nazism, Bushido, the Jesuits,
. Al Qaeda, or merely from having the distorted view that life
. is acausal, and that the true entity of all phenomena
. is the void ...
.
. with the effects of the loss of loved ones, detachment,
. isolation or various forms of emptiness in your life ...
.
. is the Lotus Sutra: chant Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo
. at least 3 times, twice a day, for the rest of your life,
. in at least a whisper ...
.
. and if you can, chant abundantly in a resonant voice !!!
.
. The full 28 Chapters of the Lotus Sutra,
. Nichiren Daishonin's Gosho volumes I and II,
. the Record of the Orally Transmitted Teachings
. (Gosho Zenshu, including the Ongi Kuden) and the
. SGI Dictionary of Buddhism are located at:
.
http://www.nichirenlibrary.org/en/
.
. To find an SGI Community Center:
.
http://www.sgi-usa.org/sgilocations/
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LS Chap. 16 .....

All harbor thoughts of yearning
and in their minds thirst to gaze at me.
When living beings have become truly faithful,
honest and upright, gentle in intent,
single-mindedly desiring to see the Buddha
not hesitating even if it costs them their lives,
then I and the assembly of monks
appear together on Holy Eagle Peak.
At that time I tell the living beings
that I am always here, never entering extinction,
but that because of the power of an expedient means
at times I appear to be extinct, at other times not,
and that if there are living beings in other lands
who are reverent and sincere in their wish to believe,
then among them too
I will preach the unsurpassed Law.
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