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Old 07-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #8
James Sawers
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Re: Doka with Pine, Bamboo, Plum, Water, Fire

I believe that "pine, bamboo, and plum" are considerd the "three friends of winter"...You can look it up for more detail.......

"Fire and Water" within onesself refers, I believe, to the internal alchemy that needs to take place when they are combined in order to anchieve some level of enlightenment.

Could be wrong....
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