THE UNIVERSITY IS THE DOMAIN OF THE INTELLECT.
THE TEMPLE IS THE DOMAIN OF THE HEART.
THE GYMNASIUM IS THE ARENA OF VITALITY.
ALL THREE ARE FOUND IN THE DOJO
THE JOURNEY BEFORE YOU IS TO REBUILD AND RECONNECT THESE CENTERS SO THAT THEY WORK AS ONE. EACH MUST BE GIVEN ITS EQUAL SHARE, FOR YOU TO FIND "CLEAR SPACE".
For those of us that practice Karate, as a way of life "Fidelity" is an essential desirable attribute that we live by. In Sansei it is considered that ungratefulness is the most unforgivable sin. We are concerned with the attitude of man to his fellow man.
Apart from the small monetary consideration involved in joining the organization, the member incurs a responsibility of “high-quality human”. In terms of loyalty, this means avoiding anything, which might comprise a defamatory account about other members, or otherwise do anything to lower a member in the eyes of others. Each individual student is a show window of the organization, and slander of the student is slander of the organization and the art. We in the organization should be more than generous in our desire to help each other progress. To treat each other with less than deep consideration would be ungrateful.
The statements also apply to the dojo sensei, but in a
very special way, since he is a direct link in the centuries-long chain of
masters who have transmitted their knowledge and ethics to their students, now
passed down to the students of his dojo.
I expect all the members of the organization to embody their own
integrity, ethics and accomplishments, as well as those of the masters through
which you can trace your lineage, and these in turn become Karate tradition for
the present day member. The student who
runs his teachers down in the face of his heritage is an ingrate indeed.
Human qualities are something that cannot always be taught. When our parents and teachers brief us about it in our childhood days and try to instill these qualities in us, it is also up to the individual to imbibe them at the same time. In today's fast paced world, many of these human qualities are left far behind. Does that mean this is forgotten once we step out of school? How happy are you with your current situation? When was the last time you actually helped a person by making an extra effort from your side? Do you have more friends on your social networking site rather than in reality? Well, the more you are a part of the rat race, the more these things take a backseat. And somehow, humans don't really act like humans but turn into machines. Here is a concise list of human qualities to help you reach out to people on a personal level and be a good human being.
List of Human Qualities:
One of the most important of all human qualities is sympathy. Right from our school days, we are taught to be sympathetic towards. Sympathy for others would mean sharing one's feeling of sorrow. Being sympathetic towards a person in difficult time would help to lend that emotional support needed in that period. A sympathetic word or a kind act will help a person to build courage, which will go a long way.
Having empathy for others is a great human quality you can have. Showing empathy towards a person would require you to be open minded and compassionate enough to experience the pain of what somebody else is going through. To instill this quality in you, you would need to let go of your own selfish needs and pay attention to someone else's suffering as if it were your own. This great human quality would help you to establish a deeper connection with people who really need your love and support.
To love someone is to trust someone. Trust people you love more openly and watch the difference in your life! The more you develop the ability to trust people, the more complete you would feel! Having faith in a person and building up the trust between people would surely give a whole new meaning to one's life. Often in this rat race, we lose our ability to trust people for our own personal fears.
To be a good human being you would also need to have your sense of morality intact. However, this is yet another quality which is often forgotten in our daily lives. To have the quality of morality would make you capable of distinguishing between what is good and evil. It is about practicing the right ethics in your personal as well as professional life. Having your sense of ethics intact would always make you a more responsible human being.
Sense of Humility:
To be humble is a virtue and knowing about this fine human quality and practicing the same in your everyday life would help you to reach a sense of fulfillment. Humility means being humble towards others no matter what the proportions of your wealth or your achievements. A humble person is known by the greatness of his/her acts in helping people rather than harping about materialistic achievements in life.
To forgive someone's mistake would take a lot of courage and open mindedness from your side. Forgiveness towards others for theirs selfish and hurtful acts, which may have disturbed you, is a very fine human quality one can have. To forgive such people would give you complete peace of mind instead of nurturing ill feelings towards that particular person. Besides, if a person would ask for forgiveness, it would always be better to forgive a person to keep you happy from within.
Above all, compassion towards each other is essentially needed if you wish to be known as a 'human being'! Compassion for others would only get you more love in return. Love is what would make our life complete and create stronger bonds between family and friends. If you practice having all these qualities in you, chances are, you would always be known as a good human being wherever you go