abstract time, abstract space, what is keiko?
just this, is keiko.
Keiko (稽古), according to Digital Dictionary of Buddhism (Muller, 2013) is “to follow ancient examples”. The first character means to calculate, reach, compare, stop, investigate, prostrate oneself, delay (Muller, 2008). The second character means point blank ancient, antique, or old (Muller, 2008) In another way, it could be translated as a practice of ancient ways, where practice is altogether inclusive of a variety of phenomena, ancient.
Ancient ways are truly ancient, things like vision, perception, intuition, all matter of senses, and much more. Ancient ways are what is born much like the gentle spirits of plants, and the rough to exhaled behaviors of animals, humans, and gods. Ancient ways are like that of the properties of elements to the qualities of stones, and metals. Ancient ways examine nature and phenomena directly, beyond intellection, with little words, only a short grunt, or shout. Imagine a primitive human, out in the world, this is the ancient way, and it is here where and when keiko is, exactly. Practice here, and the universe will reveal what is perceived behind a veil of ignorance, as secret. Revealed, not one iota of secret is relied on, for the universe is beyond reliance and continues <un|folding.
Practice here, and one day, there may be a meeting, and a true vision of ichi-go, ichi-eh.
See some thoughts on ukemi for some guidance on keiko.
[ this loop… ]
learn your loop distance.
learn your loop velocity.
illuminate this loop.
Muller, C. (2008, July 29). 古. Digital Dictionary of Buddhism. http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xpr-ddb.pl?q=古
Muller, C. (2008, October 14). 稽. Digital Dictionary of Buddhism. http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xpr-ddb.pl?q=稽
Muller, C. (2009, February 9). 考. Digital Dictionary of Buddhism. http://www.buddhism-dict.net/cgi-bin/xpr-ddb.pl?q=考