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Old 06-10-2008, 09:51 PM   #39
Gernot Hassenpflug
Dojo: Aunkai, Tokyo
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 319
Re: Kisshomaru as Interpretor of the Founder's Words

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
the reading of the kanbun characters in the Kojiki is not an exact science. However, the reading masa-katsu-a-katsu-kachi-haya-hi is the preferred form in all the commentaries that I possess.
Dear Peter, in Abe Seiseki's dojo in Suita City, Osaka, there is a calligraphy scroll by Morihei Ueshiba with these characters. Abe sensei, in his explanation, invariably pronounces the characters individually as "katsu-haya-hi" with the intepretation, "To overcome, you must be as fast as light".

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Gernot Hassenpflug in Tokyo
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