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Old 07-10-2008, 06:25 PM   #3
Gernot Hassenpflug
Dojo: Aunkai, Tokyo
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Re: Is the Goal of Aikido to reach another plane?

I think I'll subscribe to the idea that bujutsu (and budo I suppose, or other kinds of "shugyo") practice elevate one to another plane. Depending on how you wish to define that once you've arrived! Certainly, the fact that a great many previously cherished notions, thought-patterns and world-views are going to have to be discarded is enough to change the person practicing quite substantially.
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