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Old 04-19-2008, 04:59 PM   #2
Jonathan
Dojo: North Winnipeg Aikikai
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Join Date: Oct 2001
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Re: Can a dualist find success in Aikido?

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"When you call out the name of God, it echoes inside of you"
If you really believe this, then, being God, you already know the answer to your question. ;D

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Organic Nature is in and of itself harsh, cruel, chaotic, competitive, self-serving and merciless.
But it is not only these things. It is also beautiful, complex, delicately balanced, subtle, powerful, etc.

What is "the spirit" you're writing of? You say it is "light" and describe its characteristics, but you don't say, precisely, what it is.

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This brings a question to mind: can I as a dualist find success in Aikido when I aspire to separate myself from rather than becoming one with a world that is malign in nature?
Why don't you try it out and let us know how it goes?

"Iron sharpens iron; so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend."
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