The Four Truths were explained by Buddha immediately after he gained what is translated as “enlightenment.”
They are as follows:
This Truth pervades the entire creation from time immemorial. In Tantra, the same truth is explained as the principles necessary for mankind to attain realization or oneness with God.
Ishwara (Lord of Light) is untouched by these:
And 4. Klesha – Trouble, which is defined as:
Avidya and Asmita are categorized as Spiritual Diseases. Raga and Dvesha are categorized as Mental Diseases. Abhinivesha is categorized as Physical Diseases.
Buddha, further realized that this truth is manifested in the body by our own ‘WILL POWER’ and found in parts of the human body below elbows and knees.
|Energy transporting points (5 Shu)|
|Meridians||Well Acupoints (desire)||Spring Acupoints (want)||Stream Acupoints (need)||River Acupoints
|Sea Acupoints (character-trouble)|
|5 x 12 meridians||60 Acupoints|
The above paradigm existed and flourished around 10,000 years B.C. and known in Tantric culture of Ancient Indian Yoga. This paradigm was called ‘Kandha Mandha Yoga.’ ‘Kandha’ refers to divisions of the human body; also means ‘To destroy’. ‘Mandha’ means ‘to create.’ Thus Kandha Mandha Yoga is an ancient healing science that involved destruction of human miseries and creation of harmony in man. Lord Jesus referred to this science, refer Bible: Mathew 18: 8, 9.
The Buddha also adhered to this science in his Spiritual Martial Training that inculcated the use of Meridians and Acupoints for performing Kandha of Kandha Mandha Yoga. The science of destruction (Kandha Yoga) involved disconnecting the Ki energy from the 5 senses and withdrawing the same into the Cerebro-spinal centers. The Buddha used a superior form of Mediation (Mandha Yoga) to recall man’s true identity which is pure and divine.
Bodhidharma , left his native Kanchi, South India, to restore the very same ‘Kandha Mandha Yoga’ which was lost after Buddha’s passing. Kaiso Doshin So, the 21st successor of Shaolin Temple, knew of this science and tradition for certain. Being a true Saint and disciple of Lord Buddha, Kaiso Doshin So, followed in the foot-steps of his Guru Bodhi Dharma, who appeared in a vision to Kaiso Doshin So.
Kaiso Doshin So, a true saint of the Buddhist-Taoist School, structured the lost art of Self realization to suit the modern world and called it ‘KONGO ZEN SHORINJI KEMPO.’ Kaiso Doshin So, truly gave this world a new methodology to train in Self realization, based upon the ancient science of India. It is a supreme feat of one man, who loved his country and above all, loved mankind. There is nothing like Kongo Zen Shorinji Kempo anywhere in the World, since the time of Bodhidharma. It is a sole creation of Kaiso Doshin So, a true Saint and Disciple of the path of Harmony.