Originally posted by Misogi-no-Gyo
(Mr. Jennings) Hmmm, interesting point... Since everyone is being blunt in this thread, I thought I would play a bit of Devil's advocate with you...
For "arguments" sake, are you implying that if you happened to have been around, training with O-Sensei, and if he happened to sit down to tell you what "Aikido" is, that he wouldn't be telling you the truth? Or is it that you wouldn't believe him?
I guess my real question is, Do you think that there is no truth out there, or that "possibly" you just haven't met anyone who knew what it was, or knew but was not willing to tell you?
My belief is that there is no universal truth; that truth is a very context-dependent thing.
E.g., Is it true that two objects fall at the same rate of speed in a vacuum even though one weighs more than the other?
In at least one context the statement is "true". In others it is absolutely "false".