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Old 01-11-2010, 12:59 PM   #78
George S. Ledyard
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Re: Martial Ineffectiveness

David Skaggs wrote: View Post
Which is why the goal of making what you are doing viable is more important than making your goal enlightenment.

Look at the life of O'Sensei. He reached his enlightenment as a result of his goal for strength and martial mastery.

I am sorry but that simply is not the case... He reached Enlightenment, so to speak, because he performed all sorts of meditative / misogi exercises every day of his adult life. He spent more time on those than he ever did working on his martial waza. In the end he created Aikido to bring his waza into accord with his spiritual work not the other way around.
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