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Old 11-24-2011, 01:39 AM   #37
Kevin Leavitt
 
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Re: Violence and Aikido

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Graham Christian wrote: View Post
The story of Buddha is clear, he entered various ascetic practices. In my view he thought that Aikido would be a perfect vehicle to practice such spiritual disciplines. Maybe similar to the original shaolin concept, but I don't know that for sure.

Regards.G.
What led him to seek out those ascetic practices. That is what I was getting at. What was it that his father attempted to shield him from based on the prophecies?

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