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Old 11-07-2010, 10:02 AM   #50
George S. Ledyard
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Re: Words like God and Ki

Ki is basically energy. There are different kinds of ki; fire ki, water ki, etc. But it is a value neutral term. Association of ki with emotions or values like goodness, implying that lack of ki is the opposite, well that is simply something some non-Japanese person made up.

One can be a thoroughly wretched person and use ki in ones technique. One can be a zen master and a paragon of compassion and have no idea how to use ki. I am sorry there is no essential connection here.

George S. Ledyard
Aikido Eastside
Bellevue, WA
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