Friday, July 25, 2008

Kung Fu Poker-Fear is The Only Darkness

The Power of NEW-Zen Mind Beginner's Mind, verses The Power of NOW--Staying in the Moment is poker mastery.

There are four basic stages that a player must pass through to achieve poker mastery:

1. Beginner's Passion"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's there are few." Shunryu Suzuki

2. The Student Emerges"He is now forced to admit that he is at the mercy of everyone who is stronger, more nimble and more practiced than he." Eugen Herrigel

3. Expert Level is Achieved"He who has a hundred miles to walk should reckon ninety as half the journey" Japanese Proverb

4. Poker, One Hand at a Time
"If one really wishes to be master of an art, technical knowledge of it is not enough. One has to transcend technique so that the art becomes an 'artless art' growing out of the Unconscious" Daisetz T. Suzuki

"When the teacher is ready the student appears...

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