Ninjutsu philosophy & gokui.
In our Bujinkan training we come across certain phrases and expressions:
10,000 changes no surprises.
Heart like flowers and bamboo.
What do these phrases express?
Philosophy in movement, as expressed by our physical taijutsu, which expresses the mind and heart.
While there is a component of intellectually understanding these training phrases, that is a very small component, one understands them through movement, through training, cultivating them spiritually through training.
Our understanding is different when compared to the academics or other spiritual discipline as all one has to do is train in the dojo to catch the feeling and understanding of these principals- which are applies to living our lives.