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Old 03-06-2009, 03:06 PM   #66
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Aikido IS a practical contemporary martial art

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Matthew Gano wrote: View Post
It's the same as your idea of allowing space for learning when i describe the need for ethics in Aikido. In Shinto, messing with another person's destiny is seriously bad juju...I think this might mean O Sensei felt it's up to people to lead by example; not to coerce the change itself. I just think it's important to promote the growth of peace through occasional discourse, when the situation naturally brings it up. When we make ethics a mantra instead of a practice, it's not ethics...if I'm making any sense. My eyes are fried.
Take care folks,
Matt
No it makes sense.

I think it can be summed up in one sentence by Ghandi

"Be the change you want to see in the world".

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