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Old 11-04-2010, 01:15 AM   #82
Randall Lim
Dojo: Tendoryu Aikido Singapore
Location: Singapore
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 94
Ai symbol Re: Life Question - Harming Another Human Being

Keith Larman wrote: View Post
Sure there is. First four letters, right there... See?

Actually O-Sensei never used the word "harmony". He used a lot of really esoteric Japanese words and often used them in curious ways. "Harmony" *is* one common way to translate "ai" but it is incomplete and the word "harmony" carries a lot of connotations that he might or might not have agreed with in his usage of the term.

Sounds nicely philosophical, however.

Alas, Japanese is not my forte. So I'll bow out now.
in Japanese or Chinese means "to blend", "to combine", "to mix". in Japanese has the same pronunciation as "Love" in Japanese.
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