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Rumpf's Blog Blog Tools Rate This Blog
Creation Date: 04-14-2005 07:45 AM
Robert Rumpf
Thoughts that I don't want to forget.
Blog Info
Status: Public
Entries: 143 (Private: 73)
Comments: 19
Views: 102,913

In General On ki Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #35 New 10-04-2005 01:32 PM
I think that one purpose of Ki and discussions therein is deftly talked about in Douglas Adams' lecture "Do we have an artificial God?" (or something like that) as seen in the "The Salmon of Doubt."
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In General My old dojo Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #33 New 08-22-2005 11:22 AM
Revised to:
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In General Old memories Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #32 New 08-09-2005 07:20 PM
"In Dives' Dive"

It is late at night and still I am losing,
But still I am steady and unaccusing.
As long as the Declaration guards
My right to be equal in number of cards,
It is nothing to me who runs the Dive.
Let's have a look at another five.

-Robert Frost
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In General Sincerity Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #26 New 07-06-2005 06:54 AM
It is sincerity!
First cultivate sincerity with all your heart.
So realize this truth --
The World of Reality and the World of Appearance are One.

- Morihei Ueshiba

So, why do people think that O'Sensei is cryptic?
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In General Second attempt Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #22 New 06-28-2005 06:15 AM
So... I'd decided to keep my thoughts to myself, but as my fiancee knows all too well, that is easier said than done. Instead, I'll just put pithy sayings that I find relevent on here and try to keep most of my opinions to myself.

After all, as I was reminded the other day:
Getting into an argument on the web is like being in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you're still retarded.
I'm sure that statement is equally valid without the "on the web" phrase.
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In General One of the better doka Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #18 New 06-03-2005 07:18 AM
A person who
In any situation
Perceives the truth with resignation
Would never need to draw his sword in haste.

- Morihei Ueshiba
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In General Great quote to help my attitude on the mat Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #8 New 04-22-2005 11:44 AM
"Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence."
Napoleon Bonaparte
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In General Etiquette Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #3 New 04-14-2005 01:35 PM
For when I forget the Japanese version again: Rei ni hajimari, rei ni owaru. Where did I read this originally? Lowry's book?
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In General The Story of the Reason Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #2 New 04-14-2005 07:52 AM
I should try to remember to think of the following whenever I see anything deliberately hurtful or stupid. It took me a while to truly understand this.

From "Life, the Universe, and Everything," by Douglas Adams:

"Oh well," he said with resignation, "I was just hoping there
would be some sort of reason."

"Do you know," said Prak, "the story of the Reason?"

Arthur said that he didn't, and Prak said that he knew that he

He told it.

One night, he said, a spaceship appeared in the sky of a planet
which had never seen one before. The planet was Dalforsas, the
ship was this one. It appeared as a brilliant new star moving
silently across the heavens.

Primitive tribesmen who were sitting huddled on the Cold
Hillsides looked up from their steaming night-drinks and pointed
with trembling fingers, swearing that they had seen a sign, a
sign from their gods which meant that they must now arise at last
and go and slay the evil Princes of the Plains.

In the high turrets of their palaces, the Princes of the Plains
looked up and saw the shining star, and received it unmistakably
as a sign from their gods that they must now go and set about the
accursed Tribesmen of the Cold Hillsides.

And between them, the Dwellers in the Forest looked up into the
sky and saw the sigh of the new star, and saw it with fear and
apprehension, for though they had never seen anything like it
before, they too knew precisely what it foreshadowed, and the ...More Read More
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In General Motivation Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #1 New 04-14-2005 07:45 AM
I sometimes think blogging is for egomaniacs, or for people who desire attention, so why am I writing one? I guess because its as good as any place to record things so as not to forget them so easily. Or, maybe I was right, and those descriptors apply to me as well.
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