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Old 04-12-2006, 01:13 PM   #13
Erick Mead
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Re: "Self-defense" or Something Else?

David Knowlton wrote:
my misgivings with total agreement are linguistic... I don't agree about the symbol. Put the war god back on the shrine -make it more gruesome still! Then put another symbol - that of warrior as protector. Make the biggest symbol - humility. Warrior as servant.
Fudo Myo-O and Kwannon would be good ones, but I am not aware of any Eastern images that combine both in one icon. But it would be remiss not to note that there is a Western image with both present in one familiar symbol -- the Crucifix.
Ex. 15:3, 6 -
The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is his name. ... Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.
John 15:13
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
David Knowlton wrote:
I do not think OSensei entered aggressively ...
a -gressio - Latin - "advance towards" = irimi

I look forward to further disagreements.

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