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!!!'