|04-25-2013, 04:20 AM||#1|
Joined: Apr 2013
I don't know if there are already a thread of this topic, but anyone knows any Scriptures that explain the Martial Arts? You know if it encourages violence, or it's just another type of sport. Please feel free to argue your opinion!
I think that some of them are good, but have others that it's so violent and people just win when the other is knocked out...
|04-25-2013, 07:08 AM||#2|
Joined: Nov 2012
From: United States
I know the Baha'i Faith strictly forbids revenge or physical violence as a means to settle disputes.
However, I think it also allows for pragmatic and justified self-defense, or defense of the weak from the brutal.
So, for example, if a Baha'i were faced with somebody trying to rape them, or came upon another person being beaten or raped, we would be justified in applying physical force -- such as martial arts training -- to stop the brutality.
Also, I know of nothing that would forbid a Baha'i from participating in martial arts matches that are part of a controlled and sanctioned sport.
Other posters here might know more on the subject than I do.
|04-25-2013, 08:45 AM||#3|
Joined: Jun 2009
I supose it is how you approach the maritial art. Some people do focus on the potential for violence which cannot be good but to master a martial art there are elements of self discipline, keeping the body and mind in good shape and even of meditation which are totally in accordance with the Faith. I think, with the right approach, working on a martial art could help with the sort of self-development that we could all benefit from.
|05-07-2013, 04:28 PM||#5|
Joined: Mar 2013
From: Edwardsville, Illinois, USA
Several Buddhist or Taoist temples and sects are associated with martial arts, famously, the Shao Lin temple in China. Self discipline, concentration, and overcoming one's limitations are values that are cultivated, but also historically martial arts were cultivated by Buddhist temples as effective but non-lethal self defense in the centuries when groups of bandits would try to rob and kill them.
Most martial arts schools emphasize avoiding conflict if possible, never using it aggressively, and also generally maintaining high ethical standards. I know because my son studied it for a couple of years.
|05-29-2013, 11:35 PM||#6|
Joined: May 2013
Martial art is very helpful in justifying situation , it can stop crimes before being happens but need to direct this power in right direction like saving the weakers , stopping mishappening etc.
It is much beneficial for baha females and childs in today's environment
|05-30-2013, 10:40 AM||#7|
Joined: May 2013
From: forest falls california
When one is skilled in any martial arts, there is a discipline against misusing one's abilities if they have been taught by an honorable sensei.
Strength of all sorts is a virtue, helpful when the need is there.