I have heard that Otaké of the Seventh Rank and Wu of the sixth rank once went to a clairvoyant and asked for advice on how to win. The proper method, said the man, was to lose all awareness of self while awaiting an adversary's play. [...] While waiting for a play he [Onoda of the Sixth Rank] would sit quietly with his eyes closed. He explained that he was ridding himself of the desire to win.
Wie manches wu« rde in derTheorie unwidersprechlich scheinen, wenn es dem Genie nicht gelungen w a« re, das Widerspiel durch dieTat zu erweisen. How many things would have appeared incontestable in theory if genius had not proved them wrong in practice. LevantGotthold Ephraim Lessing
Dudeism has a lot in common with Taoism, of course, being its philosophical compeer. Taoists, for example, revere the fella I’ve innerduced by the name of Lao Tzu (literally “The Old Boy,” not something most folks where I come from would self-apply); we have “The Dude.” Lao Tzu rejected uptight Chinese imperial society and rode off to the mountains of Tibet, while The Dude rejected uptight American imperial society and became a roadie with Metallica. Lastly and most importantly, Dudeists share Taoism’s wu wei ethos of just taking it easy, man, and rolling with the cosmic flow.
"In a year and a half," "China will be sufficiently reunited to allow me to take my trip around the world. I wish to take Madam wu and an entourage of about thirty persons, engaging expert guides in each country to instruct me in its governmental and industrial methods."wu peifu
"The Military Campaigns of the Kingdom of wu." "They didn't have any machine guns or airplanes then."wu peifu
[Su wu] relates how he shed tears during this separation, and urges his wife to remember their first love. He vows to return to her if he survives his ordeal, but if he dies first, then he hopes she will remember him with love. The courtly tone of his message to his wife, and his expression of integrity are mirrored in Su wu's political life. In captivity he was offered the chance of liberty if he renounced his country, but he refused to become a traitor, for which he was honoured on his return.
wu Gongyi had great technique, body art, and internal j?ng (power). He had many, many techniques. Ma developed yì (intent) and qì (breath) force, not moving outside, not having many techniques but having strong zh?ng dìng (central equilibrium).
From Ch'en Ch'ang-hsing (Chen Changxing) the transmission passed to Yang Lu-ch'an (Yang Luchan) of Yung-nien (Yongnian) county, Hebei , creator of the Yang style, and from Lu-ch'an's son Pan-hou (Yang Banhou), to Ch'üan-yu (wu Quanyou) and his son wu Chien-ch'üan (wu Jianquan), creator of the wu style.
[Indiana: Don't worry wu Han, I'll get you out of here.] Not this time, Indy. I followed you on many adventures. But into the Great unknown mystery... I go first, Indy...