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Old 04-01-2011, 10:56 AM   #22
niall
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Re: Zen in the Art of Aikido

Demetrio you didn't understand the point of the cat story. Nansen didn't have an urge to kill the cat.

Nicholas it's a simple universal practical approach which would have been recognizable to Soho Takuan 400 years ago. Phil Jackson employs similar simple practical techniques from zen in his coaching and he is the most successful NBA coach ever. So they work. It's not just theoretical. And I don't think the LA Lakers need to worry about twentieth century political dogma.

Thanks to everyone for all the positive comments and messages. Thank you Peter for your interesting comment. I'll look forward to your next columns as always.

we can make our minds so like still water, and so live for a moment with a clearer, perhaps even with a fiercer life
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