What is a Warrior Monk?
What is the Warrior Monk of the Fa-Men-Chuan?
Within the Martial Arts (Shaolin Fa Men Chuang), various
goals exist which mark ones progress in the path of the
This same path is that of the awakening or enlightenment
which permits entry into the most important monastery, THE
closest to heaven, "the inner you". It is the awakening of
the warrior monk contained within us.
The initiation into the practice is difficult; some consider
it cruel. Physical practice, stretching, strength and
endurance exercises; speed, capacity, imagination, study,
research, analysis, relaxation, reflection, meditation,
etcetera. A total regimen of labor to which one commits
Struggling to comprehend others and to be understood, to
tolerate and be tolerated, give and receive. Enjoying with
affection and asceticism the difficult moments of life. This
is but the beginning in the search for the inner doorway.
The practice continues, unceasing in the search for
perfection, regardless of the pain and tears. Overcoming the
moments of disillusionment and loneliness. Unflagging in the
pursuit of excellence and integral purity.
Desiring it more than Oxygen, more than the fish desires
water. Struggling to acquire it, even at the cost of life;
these are the minimum requirements to reach the final
Then, one must persevere, maintain oneself unrushed, not
desiring it, but laboring for its complete possession. To
reach the self within the
It appears it will never occur, we become disillusioned, but
we continue; at times out of habit, at others out of trust
and love of our guide. We persevere, although often we think
we pursue a utopic fantasy, something unreal, a mere legend
in the path of the search for realization.
The companions or brothers who had accompanied us until the
present become disillusioned and leave, or stop to rest on
the path, delighting in the distance covered. On top of
everything else, they are satisfied with their progress.
They encourage us to join then, but we have invested time,
effort, and illusions. We continue in the search for
something unknown to us; nothing aside from this search
either satisfies or interests us.
But a moment surges; an instant in which time itself pauses,
everything shines. What had always been before our eyes,
appears new to us; the colors are distinct, they have a
The happiness is indescribable, we are overcome by its
plenitude, we are drunk on our perception; it is a cosmic
apotheosis which projects us unto the edges of infinity.
Our body acquires cellular consciousness; we can feel the
individual thought of each tissue, each cell, molecule,
atom, electron, proton, and subatomic particle. We feel
within ourselves the infinitely great and the small. We feel
as great as the universe and as small as the most
infinitesimally small particle of matter; simultaneously.
The execution of movements is simple, unexaggerated,
precise, real, complete. There is no antagonistic feeling of
anger or hatred, violence or cruelty. We respond in
accordance with the attack- we are not the cause which
originates the attack, but the effect - there is no
meanness, only a surge of power which overflows with
dominion and control. We are being born into a new
dimension, in which only reside the warrior monks.
Now the Dragon and the Tiger are not imprinted on the arms,
but in our soul and spirit. It identifies an altar whose
only goal is the conquest of the awakening of the spirit.
They are the symbol of a Tradition awakening in America.
They are the hope for all those who follow the delineated
path of the conquest of the LIGHT.