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Old 05-30-2010, 09:41 AM   #73
Nicholas Eschenbruch
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Re: The purpose of Aikido?

Oisin Bourke wrote: View Post
The quote I found for Kisshomaru was from
I think it's very relevant to this discussion.
Hi Oisin,
I am not sure how to interpret the K. Ueshiba quote at all. It's tautological, so what is it meant to express?

Diane Skoss, in the article, goes on to say:
"Insights quietly blossom, are nurtured, to sprout further understandings."

which would open up a - probably very individual, possibly very complex - world of insights and understandings. Is that what K. Ueshiba means as well, and does not want to discuss?

I find it slightly sad, though of course understandable, to hint at all those insights and then sort of close the door again. Or maybe I am misunderstanding the intention of both of them?

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