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Old 12-09-2011, 04:52 PM   #19
Chris Li
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Re: Rethinking the meaning of various phrases in light of "aiki"

Allen Beebe wrote: View Post
Hi Chris,

To me, and I assume you, 和合の道 is of particular significance in this quote as it relates to 天地人. In other words it appears he is saying:

合気道 = 和合の道 in relation to 天地人

Each is deserving of exploration. I just wanted to emphasize your quote.

(Gotta go!)

You mean separating the two phrases somewhat and relating them indirectly? That might change the nuances a little bit, depending on how you read it. Or do you mean that Aikido is defined specifically in relation to tenchijin?

Anyway, I put the translation as above because Ueshiba refers in other places to things like "the principal of harmonization of heaven, earth and man" (天地人和合の理).



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