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Old 03-21-2012, 01:32 AM   #3
Chris Li
 
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Re: Aikido and the Structure of the Universe - Ichirei Shikon Sangen Hachiriki

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Hello Chris

Is there a connection between Omoto and the eight trigrams found around the Chinese yin-yang symbol?

Regards

Carl
That's a good question - I don't know enough about Omoto to say definitively, but much of the cosmology (the eight powers for example) also appears in Omoto.

It's tempting to say that Omoto is, then, the source of Ueshiba's ideas and/or martial power, but I tend not to think so, since the cosmology is common throughout Japanese culture and martial training (including, for example, Daito-ryu).

Best,

Chris

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