Many paths can lead to the Dark Side. Only one path can lead back to the Light.The Dark Chronicles follows the stories of Kwi Naru, Val-Sei, and Na'ir, three Jedi destined to confront the darkest parts of their souls in order to find the strength within themselves to bring balance to the Force. With the guidance of their chief master Nir'uus K'Thali, Kwi and Val-Sei must rescue Na'ir from the evil Sith Lord Zan-Zio who he intends to destroy in order to take his place. Val-Sei must also keep Kwi out of the hands of Na'ir, lest he manipulate his mind and turn him to the Dark Side as well.
While Tai Chi is a martial art which cultivates the ability to end human life, it is not paradoxical in its principle; it is actually dedicated to the preservation of life. It is, of course, safe to say that this art fosters the possibility of being effective in combat – which is very useful and necessary – but this is only a side effect of the art itself. The philosophy of Tai Chi teaches us to cultivate life, strengthening it from day to day, from year to year. Following its doctrines and principles, one is certain to gain good health, vitality, and long life. In a sense, it is a veritable fountain of youth, as it allows us counter the destructive course of time and aging upon the body. This is why when you see elders practicing Tai Chi, they are usually more spry and limber than elders that don't. It literally helps us to never grow old! It gives the practitioner indomitable spiritual power, making us strong even when our bodies appear weak. Rest assured, this is not mad delirium. Anyone who knows me will tell you that I do not subscribe to the esoteric belief that people, the gods, love, or pacifism will save the world. This thinking is flawed; while they would like to believe they are at times, people are not gods. There are no Supermen among us waiting to save us from the perils of our nature. While Love functions, it is not the whole of life, and in some situations, violence is in fact necessary. Sometimes, it is even good, as it is the only way to bring those who use violence rampantly to understand the truth of why it must not be used all of the time. Want to bet? Examine, if you will, the condition of a 'pacifist' – lazy, uncertain of oneself when in danger, waiting to be victimized. Would you say you do not possess these traits? If you can honestly say no, good on you. But if not, merit the truth, for lying to oneself is the zenith of immorality and sin. The absolute truth is that without knowledge of violence and how it is used, you are simply waiting to become a victim of it, and there is where it shall teach you its function.
Since its birth in the late 70's/early 80's, hip-hop has been carving its way into American culture, and continues to make itself a mainstay both in our history and our society to this day. Artists ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to Wu-Tang Clan to (of course) Tupac and Eminem have used their infectious beats, compelling stories, and lyrical prowess to shape the way we see and interact with our world as well as those around us. With such a powerful tool at use, one begs to ask; how can such an influential medium be used to give something back, to help the listener find the path to being the best person they can be? Veteran rap artist Tony Chamba not only fields that question, but puts his answer into practice with his new single, Where The Dragon Flies.
The "Lessons of Fate" series is intended to refresh the most important principles of morality.
It is impossible to overvalue the meaning of morality in our lives...to be honest while following the right path is significantly more difficult than the alternative. Most people rarely think in terms of right and wrong and as a result are not aware of their actions or the consequences of those actions. Each installment of this series is designed to focus on a different aspect of the moral (honesty, love, happiness) and immoral (deceit, hatred, guile) and to demonstrate that through the lessons of Kung Fu, one may find the path to consciousness, the way of the virtuous, the light and the truth.
I hope that you enjoy the Lessons of Fate series and experience it deeply.