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Old 04-23-2012, 03:02 PM   #22
Rob Watson
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Re: Aiki, Iki, Kokyu, Heng-Ha and Aun, Part 2 - Breathing deeper...

Christopher Li wrote: View Post
the standard Jewel looks like this, but Ueshiba's abdomen is perfectly round...
I do not recall the earliest reference to the jewel (Yayoi period) but I do seem to recall the shape you refer to has archeological sources that predate the kojiki by ~1700 years and they do appear, more or less, in the 'standard' shapes.

Take two 'standard' jewels and place them together and, viola, round in a blend of in yo (yin-yang aka 'diagram of ultimate power'). Six of them suckers in complimentary pairs in three orthogonal planes gives a sphere ... sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

Last edited by Rob Watson : 04-23-2012 at 03:04 PM.

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