10 March 2008


A martial artist goes through about the same progression throughout his life, pesilat or otherwise.

He starts out thinking of silat as a method of combat. Then as fair combat. Then he realises that fair combat can only exist in a social, physical, cultural and religious vacuum, which is impossible.

He realises that too many variables contribute to the outcome of a battle and seeks to master and control those other variables, either directly or by proxy.

And most often, he discovers that, he controls nothing, but exists as a dot on an intricate web of reality, insignificant, and stops struggling, acheiving exactly what he gave up trying to achieve in the first place.


Original Article by Mohd Nadzrin Wahab


djambu puadovich said...

pening3!!! AAAA!!!

Mohd Nadzrin Wahab said...

Kenapa pening?

djambu puadovich said...

if he later discovers that he controls nothing, what more to control?
how to keep in control if everything is uncontrollable?

Mohd Nadzrin Wahab said...

Salam hormat,

When you realise you control nothing, that means you begin to understand Who is truly in control. Giving up control is far more difficult than taking it.

Salam persilatan,