Thread: The Hourglass
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Old 05-05-2010, 12:15 AM   #5
piyush.kumar
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Re: The Hourglass

I have a question sensei which is one among the numerous points you made,

You talked about the birth of aiki through warring clans and violent times. Daito ryu ju-jutsu itself was a violent style made to incapacitate the opponent. Is it fair to say then that for peace to exist, violence must be present too? That everything just goes in circles. That if we live in peace now, there must be violence in future . If so, then why does aikido teach us to preserve peace which we know must eventually be broken?

Thank you,
Piyush
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