Thread: Aikido Koans
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Old 04-26-2011, 02:01 PM   #3
graham christian
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Re: Aikido Koans

Student: 'Master, what's the truth of handling weapons?'

Master: 'That there is no weapon.'

Student: 'But Master we train with weapons.'

Master. 'They are but an illusion.'

Student: 'How so, they are very real and dangerous to me and they hurt!'

Master: ' Your own belief is what makes them real and gives them power. Thus you are hurt by your own ignorance.'

Student: ' Mmmmm.... So Master, is the truth that the weapon isn't there then?'

Master: 'The truth is you are the weapon!!!'
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