1. Right Understanding
To view the world exactly as it presents itself to the eye. Or to the senses.
We often categorize things too soon, or have categorical sclerosis.
For the west, the concept of Categories goes back to Aristotle.
We refer to a "categorical error" we are talking about an inappropriate pigeon-holing, such as "the weight of Monday" or "the colour of sound."
We often, if not always, miss what is actually there.
As the Master said:
Do you see what you see,
Do you hear what you hear.
Budo challenges its students to experience everything with a clear mind.
Seek the Silence
Let your eyes fold back on themselves,
Reconnect with the stream of inner consciousness
Seek the silence.
Go to that which is behind and beyond
Things are not as they seem – and nor are they otherwise
It is not our preferences that cause problems but our attachment to them.