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Old 11-21-2011, 05:27 PM   #43
Eric in Denver
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Re: Ueshiba's Golden Lights


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Graham Christian wrote: View Post

One point, center, hara, koshi, kokyu, every one of them can be found in ascetic and spiritual practices. Ueshiba realized that the form and techniques of Aikido were a perfect vehicle for such ascetic practices.
To my mind, this a clear explanation of the ecumenical nature of aikido as spiritual pursuit. Train the spirit first and the rest will follow kind of approach. I would be interested in reading any quotations you have found that highlight this perspective.
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