Stanley Kubrick’s sensational and hilarious dark satire “Doctor Strangelove” from 1964 with Peter Sellers shaping three protagonists in a nuclear race of “hot war” against the Russians is still relevant with all the war maniacs around today in 2006; people (leaders of countries) who really think and thoroughly believe that they can solve the problems… Continue reading Doctor Strangelove Now or Never
I almost forgot about this wonderful image from my black belt graduation in Daitoryu Aikijujutsu this spring. Sensei Seigo Okamoto from Tokyo, Japan visits us twice a year in Roppokai Copenhagen – Sensei has done that in a period of over 20 years. Ole and I have spent many wonderful hours in and out of… Continue reading Ole n Thomas sings the opera Roppokai
Nuclear powered vacuuum cleaners will probably be a reality within 10 years. — Alex Lewyt (President of the Lewyt Corporation, manufacturers of vacuum cleaners), quoted in The New York Times, June 10, 1955. This morning when I opened my terminal on my local computer a new tcsh shell popped up with this strange thought provoking… Continue reading Todays Quote
知人者智， 自知者明。 勝人者有力， 自勝者強。 知足者富。 強行者有志。 不失其所者久。 死而不亡者， 壽。 Knowing others is wisdom; Knowing the self is enlightenment. Mastering others requires force; Mastering the self needs strength. He who knows he has enough is rich. Perseverance is a sign of willpower. He who stays where he is endures. To die but not to perish is… Continue reading Knowing the self is enlightenment
Over christmas I visited New Zealand and Japan. Two different worlds on the same small planet. New Zealand is something very special for the eyes of the spectator. Nature is undeniably present everywhere in New Zealand. Even in close proximity of the biggest city in New Zealand, Auckland with Skyscrapers, lots of busy people and… Continue reading New Zealand apart from the rest of the World?
One day Chuang Tzu and a friend were walking by a river. “Look at the fish swimming about,” said Chuang Tzu, “They are really enjoying themselves.” “You are not a fish,” replied the friend, “So you can’t truly know that they are enjoying themselves.” “You are not me,” said Chuang Tzu. “So how do you… Continue reading Swimming about
Terror is the word to use when governments wants to diminish or lift the burden of freedom rights from the people. The privacy that each and every person is guaranteed by law and human rights is an illusion for fools. Your windows software is bugged so big brother can tap into your computer when ever… Continue reading So much for privacy..
The most submissive thing in the world can ride roughshod over the hardest in the world – that which is without substance entering that which has no crevices. That is why I know the benefit of resorting to no action. The teaching that uses no words, the benefit of resorting to no action, these are… Continue reading The most submissive thing
This spring I felt so lucky and blessed. A little sparrow came and sat in my hand and I fed it bread crumbs from my thumb. The tiny bird chewed away, looking at me as we where eternal friends, and it flew away. Minutes went by returning with his wife the 2 teeny sparrows chewed… Continue reading Eternal Friends
I asked myself this question. What is my answer? I have come to believe that NOW is my aim, but I am still waiting.
I enjoy to have books recommended to me by people I do not necessarily know or even fundamentally agree whit. Sometimes what’s recommended is rubbish and sometimes I am pretty amassed to find out what I have been missing in the world of books. When I was surfing the english book shelves in the main… Continue reading The courage of reading – Michael Faber
Dear friends, I am sorry for the fallout of dyhr.com for more than a month or so.. Its due to rather sudden and unforeseen circumstances. But we are up and running again! When ever I fall I most rise again. Yours sincerely, Thomas
Going left.. No! Driving right.. No! Thinking of flying straight!
Find center! Relax the chest. Raise the back. Enclose the solar plexus. Protect the cheekbones. Lift the head. Suspend solar plexus. Loosen the shoulders. Sink the elbows. Be evasive. Avoid conflict. ( Wu-Yü-hisiang ) Many qigon practitioners and masters skilled in the internal martial arts say that the most difficult position to achieve is Wu… Continue reading Song of Central Equilibrium