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Old 12-12-2005, 03:46 PM   #3
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Re: Quoting O'Sensei

As we all know, O'Sensei's Aikido changed considerably over his lifetime. So might his views have changed. Without a timeline perspective, or even a frame of reference as to what was being discussed when the quotes were taken, such comparisons might be skewed. It also might be counterproductive to assume that what you think he meant was actually what he meant. He often spoke in terms difficult to understand. One must also allow that two statements, even if contradictory, might BOTH be of value. Just my opinion, of course.
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