Re: Does Modern Aikido Teach Enlightenment?
Is enlightenment by definition the end goal of a spiritual practice, Mark? I think that's a broad assumption. I don't even know what enlightenment means except I suspect it is achieved, not learned...but isn't it specific to certain religions, not others? So how can all spiritual practices have enlightenment as a goal?
I ask these not to be a smartass but because I do consider aikido my spiritual training, and I'm an atheist, and the concept of enlightenment just doesn't resonate with me.