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Old 09-18-2001, 07:31 AM   #34
Steve Speicher
Dojo: Aikido of Central Ohio
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 42
It would seem to me that as a whole civilization is worthless, socially corrupt, and morally bankrupt. That would be cynical though.

However, O-Sensei's retreat to Iwama during war-time (withdrawing from civilization), seems like an important factor in his spiritual development.

Steve Speicher
May I ask what is meant by the strong, moving power (hao jan chih chi)? "It
is difficult to describe," Mencius replied. -- Mencius IIA2

403-256 BCE
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