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Old 05-28-2007, 02:53 PM   #87
Peter Goldsbury
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Re: Parsing ai ki do

Ellis Amdur wrote: View Post
Aiki, which was referred to in some ryu as soshin (I have no ability to reproduce kanji, but the first character, so, is ki-hen/moku-hen (tree/eye) and means something similar to "ai") and shin = kokoro. In other words, one controls the other by unifying "heart/mind" - - - - BUT this is not love - (the other "ai"). It means that one achieves such organization within oneself that one can pervasively influence the other in spite of themselves, so that they are "templated" to what your will.

The kun reading of 相 SOU ( = mutual) is also 'ai'.


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