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Bruce Lee Podcast

Aug 29, 2018

How did Bruce Lee become a philosopher? Bruce wrote an essay on why he got interested in philosophy and what he hoped to do with it.

Bruce Lee majored in philosophy at the University of Washington.

At the beginning of this essay Bruce addresses the question people kept asking him after the completion of...

Aug 22, 2018

This topic comes from an essay that Bruce Lee wrote about how to choose a martial arts instructor, but the advice can be applied in general to mentors, teachers, or guides.

“I sincerely give this advice to all who are about to take up martial arts. Believe only half of what you see and definitely nothing that you...

Aug 15, 2018

  1. The invention of an empirical self that observes itself
  2. Viewing one’s thoughts as a kind of object or possession, situating it in a separate, isolated part of itself – I “have” a mind
  3. The striving to wipe the mirror

These three faults are the mistakes and obstacles that we make in our seeking for...

Aug 8, 2018

As we have mentioned before, Bruce Lee was an avid reader and pursuer of knowledge. Bruce had a passionate intensity around his desire to learn. He had an extensive library and would annotate many of his books. After reading these books, Bruce would write journal entries about what he had read. Bruce would read...

Aug 1, 2018

“Gung fu is so extraordinary because it is nothing at all special, it is simply the direct expression of one’s feeling with the minimum of lines and energy. Every movement is being so of itself without the artificiality with which we tend to complicate them. The closer to the true way, the less wastage of...