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Old 01-13-2006, 08:35 AM   #18
Mike James
Dojo: New School Aikido
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 24
Re: Standards of testing???

"The Art of Peace is not easy. It is a fight to the finish, the slaying of evil desires and all falsehood within. On occasion the Voice of Peace resounds like thunder, jolting people out of their stupor."
This quote refers to each of us individually. The word "within" means within OURSELVES. The only reason there are divisions in anything is because different people are competing and want to be "right". Since there is no competition in Aikido, the divisions we experience just show that everyone still has work to do in polishing themselves and "slaying of evil desires and all falsehood within". IMHO.

masakatsu agatsu
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