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Old 03-07-2007, 09:34 AM   #58
Mato-san
Join Date: Dec 2005
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Re: When you bow do you worship or just...

At our dojo the shomen is a painting of the kanji "kokoro" and when I bow to it at the end of a class and before I respect it in a deep way....it is kokoro basically love,heart,spirit and anything meaningful. I bow to that not any reigion. I also take to seiza to do so...some of the students (younger ones) do not regard it like this....sensei has some flex but he knows what respect is!

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