Re: Aikido minus mysticism: a step forward
Having not seen the original Japanese quote "Aikido is 'love'", I can't really comment otherwise. But here's a thought:
Perhaps "love" (or at least what most people think of "love" in English) is not the right word???
The Chinese character for "love" is a composite pictogram depicting "friends" living under a "roof" with children, implying a harmonious relationship, based on friendship.
Just some food for thought....