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Old 06-09-2008, 08:24 AM   #39
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Re: The poll on aikido spirituality

Erick Mead wrote: View Post
I sort of got what you weren't exactly saying.
I've long had to depend upon the creative efforts of others

All I meant was that there are ways of addressing the ineffable -- they are not the experience itself, but they help to articulate it,
I agree.

not so much for transmitting it to others (that's actually much simpler)
How so?

If you are agnostic, then how do you know that it is incomprehensible? Or, more to the point, how do you know that understanding, in that sense, really even matters?
I don't "know" anything, hence for all i know it could be comprehensible...and I hope it doesn't matter. So far it hasn't seemed to matter too much in my life.

Love well in hard times, do kindly in shortfall, and know that hope is never in vain. Surely this is among the lessons that the teaching of budo reaches in aikido.
Fine words! I agree completely.

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