posted on Feb, 17 2012 @ 12:55 PM
The powers in Dragon Ball do not stem from imagination entirely. They stem from a core of beliefs that date back thousands of years in Asian culture
as well as many others. Some may call it "chi", chakra, energy, ether, ect. The Dragon Ball world simply refers to it as ki. Coincidentally, ki can
also be perceived as Earth energy or gaia, as the Sumerians referred to "Ki" as the goddess who personified the Earth.
As for this kid, I see nothing wrong with his attempts. Yes, he will be ridiculed by those with zero perception of the energies of the world that are
unseen, but thus is the path of those who seek enlightenment in these ways.
Dragon Ball Z was my gateway into meditation as a youngster. I too believe, and I still believe, that we are all capable of harnessing energies to
become a "Super Human". Not Saiyan because we are not of that race.
I used to meditate on such thoughts for hours and I also tried to gather the energies of those around me. There is no one out there today that can
tell me that I did not succeed, for when I focus on the energy during mediation, I can see the shapes of things around me, I can feel the life force
of living things near me, and I can even absorb some of it for myself. The trick is then to harness such energy in an outside display of force - thus
is where the exertion that the kid in the video was showing comes into play.
When you gather a large amount of energy to you and try to push it into your body, the yelling comes naturally, just as it does when you exert that
energy. This is true in nearly all martial arts. When you gather that energy, you can literally feel the change in your body. Your muscles begin to
tense all over, your vessels begin to pump blood more fluidly, your temples in your head become tense, and all thoughts leave your mind. You feel
stronger and ready for anything, a super human.
But just like that it is gone. The moment you reach the maximum you can take, your body relaxes and feels rejuvenated and revived, as if you have been
cleansed of all pain and impurity. You can definitely tell that your "power level", even in a miniscule way, has increased afterwards.
So you can make fun of a kid for following a "cartoon", but you should not ignore the historical and spiritual basis that such a program follows.
Just because something is drawn out does not give it any less merit in the real world, only to ignorant people in society.