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Old 01-19-2011, 09:12 AM   #88
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Re: When you bow do you worship or just...

Rather than trying to respond to four pages of an old thread, I'll just reply to the original topic.

Personally, I bow to O Sensei to show him respect and give him thanks, in the same way that I bow to my sensei. It is not an act of worship. As a religious person, I reserve my worship and veneration for the divine. O Sensei, great man that he was, was only human.
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