Wisdom

Knowledge & Wisdom

At the very least, an average of one third of our life is virtually wasted, seeking knowledge in educational institutions that are geared to keeping us all mindless FOLLOWERS, being subservient to the system.

I use the term “WASTED”, because the knowledge gained in those restrictive educational institutions, has been perceived and contrived in someone else’s mind long ago, plus censorship of all types, has altered much of anything that might have been worth “RELEARNING”.

Through my personal studies and research into the martial art and seeking what the ancient one sought, I have discovered many things and most of those things that have been revealed to me, are seemingly non martial art related, however that is very much like trying to separate day and night, very similar to trying to separate the YING from the YANG.

Humans have sought knowledge since man started investigating “WHY”, things are as they are and why they function as they do.

Knowledge is something that NATURE and what we have come to know as TIME, reveals to us through our inquisitiveness about all things of nature and out universe.

Man and his creation of religion, as fruitlessly sought his connection with the “CREATOR” of all things that we are aware of, plus he has always sought this connection OUTSIDE OF HIMSELF, however it is his inner SPIRIT, that “IS” the connection he seeks, but of course that is far too SIMPLE for man to grasp and accept.

Through the martial art, there is a definite connection with “LIFE”, as the survival martial art was conceived to preserve life and simultaneously ending or taking of life in order to preserve life.

To take or end life is relatively easy and fairly simple, however the
preservation of life is far more complex and involved requiring much searching of our inner most being.

To many people involved with the martial art, they can be a thing of infinite beauty, fluid grace and splendor with somewhat of a vague connection to CREATIVITY, while still more others involved with rediscovering the ancient survival art, seek the ease and efficiency with which to dispatch and destroy life and all living things, with some even finding a form of majesty and superiority in the destruction of life.

Life, very much like the martial art, has a “POWER” and like all power, it can be used positively or negatively, as well as for GOOD or for EVIL, for LIFE or DEATH, preservation or for destruction and it is all very often totally left up to our discretion, whim or fancy of how “THE P-O-W-E-R” is going to be used and to what magnitude.

The martial art, definitely does deal with death and possible catastrophic destruction, but it is very much like the YIN / YANG, as the martial art can also be used for the preservation of life and the perpetuation of all things in nature and our universe.

To many, having the “POWER” of life and the option of death in YOUR HANDS, can be very CONSUMING and often times OVERWHELMING to do what is best for all mankind, as we are often too blind to see.

It is so very effortless to simply snuff out a life, but the responsibility of preserving all life can truly be an monumentally overwhelming burden, that many of us cannot bear, however the responsibility remains.

Teachers and professors of the martial art have all border lined and circumvented this “LIFE & DEATH” responsibility, by bringing the “SPORT” aspect of the art to the forefront and simply contesting SKILL,
while the awesome destructiveness of the art is extremely apparent.

We humans have sought KNOWLEDGE, but we rarely if ever seek the WISDOM to totally understand and utilize that knowledge for the betterment of all mankind, nature and our universe, thereby nullifying the true usefulness of the knowledge we have attained.

Wisdom is not something that can be taught, just like “REAL” knowledge cannot be taught, but understanding WISDOM, puts the real value into KNOWLEDGE.

Knowledge is “UNDERSTANDING” that which we have acquired over our life span, but wisdom is acquired through our “SPIRITUAL CONNECTION WITH CREATION”.

We are all an integral composite part of the energy force or power, that flows in and through every living thing of our earth and our universe and through that inconceivable “SPIRITUAL POWER” connection, is where our WISDOM to utilize the KNOWLEDGE we obtain throughout our life, is received, as it is a “GIFT” from “CREATION”.

The WISDOM found within the martial art, is far more encompassing, than most practitioners could ever conceive.

KNOWLEDGE is what we “LEARN” through life experiences, WISDOM is a gift from the “CREATOR”, to allow us to be able to utilize our acquired knowledge WISELY and purposely, for the preservation of all living things.

KNOWLEDGE, is worthless and useless, without the WISDOM to receive its benefits.

Here is a simple key to finding WISDOM, as wisdom has been carefully and very methodically taken away from the “COMMON PEOPLE”, by the people who desire to control and rule, as they have very cleverly omitted one key ingredient from the institutionalized educational systems worldwide and it is extremely rarely if ever permitted or recognized.

That one little “KEY” ingredient, that can open the door that holds the mysteries of the ages, is simply “T-H-I-N-K-I-N-G” and analytical THINKING is what use to be common with every human, as it was ironically called “COMMON SENSE” and as a child I still remember WILL ROGERS and SAMUAL CLEMMINS,  better known as MARK TWAIN, rhetorically stating that “COMMON SENSE AIN’T VERY COMMON ANYMORE” and that was long before the advent of the “BRAIN SUCKING” invention that followed the subliminal suggestions brain controlling of “RADIO”, called TELEVISION.

Here is a little experiment that you can try for yourself, if you have access to a VIDEO CAMERA, that will clearly demonstrate the “HYPNOTIC POWER” of your brain sucking TELEVISION.

Turn on your TELEVISION to any show you watch regularly, then look at it through your video camera, even playing back the video that you shoot and you will clearly see the continuous scrolling horizontal lines your TELEVISION literally warps and suck your intellect from your brain with.

It quite simply is, hypnotic subliminal intellect distortion and brain “CONTROL” at its finest, right under your very nose.

Now you have a fairly good understandable idea of why so many of us GO TO SLEEP WHILE WATCHING OUR FAVORITE TELEVISION PROGRAMS.

KNOWLEDGE & WISDOM, certainly aren’t what you thought they were, now are they, but all is not lost, if you simply just add a little “COMMON SENSE” to your incredible storehouse of infinite KNOWLEDGE.

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About Guru Bruce Ogle

Guru Bruce Ogle began his martial arts journey at the age of 15 by studying Judo with Chuck Valovich in Miami, FL. After receiving his black belt, he moved to Indianapolis, where he continued his judo training.

Several years later, Guru Ogle learned Shorin Ryu Karate from John Denegris, and Kung Fu from Wong Tuk Chun, and opened an Orthodox Shorin Ryu Karate School in Indianapolis.

In the latter part of the 1970s, Guru Bruce began studying Jeet Kune Do and Filippino Kali with Dan Inosanto. In 1982, because of encouragement from Sifu Inosanto and Grandmaster Leo Gaje, Guru Bruce began teaching Filipino martial arts publicly.

Around this time, he was introduced by Dan Inosanto to Pendekar Herman Suwanda, and began learning Mande Muda Pencak Silat. With the permission of Pendekar Suwanda, Guru Bruce added Silat to his school’s curriculum, and the Indy Kali-Silat Association International was born.