Water plays an important role in the practice of Silat Seni Gayong.No matter where it comes from, rain,river,dew and so on , it is very essential. As a Silat Seni Gayong practitioners we need to gain this knowledge. Water are used for many things such as ablution, drinking etc. Whether it is in Malaysia or even in any Silat Seni Gayong gelanggang thru out the globe. On this occasion I would like to share how important water in the art of Silat Seni Gayong. Despite, known accepting a new student is a compulsory initiation the adat perlimau with the manners. Beside that there are also practice of bathing which should be done early Friday morning. This petua and ilmu are rarely known except for the old students who had a chance to trained in the old days and old ways.
It was told by the great legendary teacher and even told by the ultimate beneficiary that it has to be practiced when bathing every Friday morning. Bathing is cleaning oneself for purifying the body and soul. With this it is preparing ourselves for the purity of mind, soul, daily life and so on.
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It doesn't stop there, it continued with another bathing practice that increase the spirit. It means that if someone perform in a demonstration he will played with full of spirit and to give all the best. But beside that the water is also make for drinking. Nowadays maybe it has not been practice anymore or only for a few those who knows.
Bathing with dew in the early morning will give a good body health. In some practice the dew was used to practice the iron palm. Taking the balance of the dew that stuck at the edge of the grass or leaves and applied on hand with amal and petua will give you iron palm. There is also another method ,while washing a hand after finish a lunch or dinner, rubbing the water that left after the washing until it dry will give you the same result.
The water in our everyday life plays a bigger role in shaping the globe and we are part of the world. As like the land it need water for many reasons and so do we. Only the wise has this knowledge and seek it while you can through the masters that really qualified.
Semoga kita diberkati.