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Old 06-01-2005, 11:24 AM   #10
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Re: Poll: Is the spiritual component of aikido inherent in the physical techniques?

I answered yes.

For the moment, my spirit and my body go together. I suspect, at some future time, they may go their separate ways.

I point aikidoka to the 'chindon' of OSensei - the rowing exercise, hand shaking exercise, and shaking hands over head and flicking fingers toward earth are for spiritual cleansing.

For you Christians I reference Paul's admonition not to 'join' with prostitutes - because 'you join your spirit also'.

If aikido isn't spiritual, then one would have to conclude that 'spirit' does not exist.

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