I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone that has contributed to this thread. Though there might have been a difference in understanding in things being said or taught, etc., I feel that this subject matter is of significant importance... worthy of the time we have all put in here.
To me, this is a subject matter worthy of time and contemplation by everyone involved in Budo: students and teachers alike. I, myself, have taken a lot from everything said here and feel I've learned alot.
For that and many other reasons, I just wanted to say "Thank you."