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Uinsuton Oi 09-01-2000 05:58 AM

From what I've learnt from the teachings of Aikido I have developed this philosphy of "The Circle of Yin and Yang". Yin and Yang representing our ups and downs, opposites etc in life and the circle representing the only thing perfect in our lifes. Thus representing neverending life on earth and beyond. I like to hear other people's philosphy on life. If you want to know more about what I am saying respond plz.

adamk 09-01-2000 12:11 PM

I personally think the yin and yang applies very well to aikido. Yin and Yang or Uke and Nage or Evil and Good. In a world full of "Evil" Aikido can be used to equal and counter all the Evil with good. With both evil and good or uke and nage the world will become balanced.

-adam

Nick 09-07-2000 04:45 PM

going on this:

This is like the theory (if you'll call it that?) of Katsujinken, Satsujinto... even Aikido can be used for wrongful purposes... the yin becoming yang, I suppose...

-Nick

ze'ev erlich 09-09-2000 10:39 AM

in and yang is the chinese symbol for harmony right?

aikido is harmony


when practicing or living according to aikido - you become yin-yang


then you dont need the yinyang symbol

people will feel that you are in harmony




Uinsuton Oi 09-13-2000 10:29 AM

Yes, interestingly enough Aikido has been used for evil purposes. Look at Steven Seagal :). Yin and yang is basically I feel revolves around my life. Whenever you have a lucky day it will end up miserable in the future. Or vice versa. Somehow this has always happend to me. And I felt that my life was repeating. Sort of a dejavu thing going on. Circle perhaps?

ian 11-09-2000 08:17 AM

yin and yang only exist because of our view that there is a dichotomy -

I don't believe this dichotomy exists

crystalwizard 11-09-2000 11:56 AM

Quote:

Uinsuton Oi wrote:
Yes, interestingly enough Aikido has been used for evil purposes. Look at Steven Seagal/B]


how exactly is steven seagal using aikido for evil purposes?

lyam 11-09-2000 12:04 PM

Quote:

ian wrote:
yin and yang only exist because of our view that there is a dichotomy -

I don't believe this dichotomy exists

Ahh, but Ian, 'existence/non-existence' is dichotomous! He he, just kidding!

ian 11-13-2000 06:16 AM

I agree Sean,
In fact I'm actually writing from the grave (or have I been born yet?)

Bill Danosky 12-23-2004 03:21 PM

Re: Philosphy
 
Ian, if by "I" you mean your ego, then you're between birth and death, in the time-bound sense. If by "I" you mean the field of Unified Awareness, then "you're" beyond birth and death. ;)

Yin is the yielding force, Yang is the action force, but neither could exist without the other. Aikido, in my opinion, is a beautiful metaphor for this- The actual power within it is from it's synergy (a condition where the total is more than the sum of it's separate parts) and not from any of it's individual components.

When Uke pushes, pulls or strikes and Shite/Nage turns, blends or receives, it's Yang/Yin. As we know, this exchange can also be reversed in different waza. But the exchange is still :ai: :ki: :do: .

jss 12-23-2004 04:06 PM

Re: Philosphy
 
Why Good-Evil and not good-bad?
(I'm asking, because lately Nietzsche doensn't seem to post here very often.)

Bill Danosky 12-26-2004 03:46 PM

Re: Philosophy
 
Yeah, Lao Tzu was posting for awhile, but some of the local idiots ran him off. :rolleyes:

Martin Ruedas 01-23-2005 06:31 AM

Re: Philosphy
 
Yes, yin and yang, opposites. I've read that in books on Aikido Philisophy. I'm quite amazed when I think of them. Good and Bad, Clean and Dirty, Nage and Uke, etc. . Without their respective counterparts, its boring isn't it? Yin and Yang, with one of them missing, the circle would not be complete, right? :)

jss 01-23-2005 08:35 AM

Re: Philosphy
 
Quote:

Ian Dodkins wrote:
yin and yang only exist because of our view that there is a dichotomy -

I don't believe this dichotomy exists

Good point, although I'd rather phrase it as 'every dichotomy is empty'.


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