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Old 10-02-2012, 09:42 AM   #7
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Boston
Location: Peterborough, NH
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 653
Re: Process or Result

How can anybody in the modern world really re-create O-Sensei's process? And who would want to?

Go train in every martial art you can find. Get sent off to a foreign war. Fall in with a charismatic religious leader. Go adventuring again. Just about get yourself executed. Go pioneering in the wild north. Find another martial arts guru and go study with him, abandoning your family without even telling them where you are.

O-Sensei's life was his own and few of us could re-create it if we wanted to, and if we could it wouldn't work anyway because living O-Sensei's life because you want to be O-Sensei is very different from living his life because you are O-Sensei.

Evolution doesn't prove God doesn't exist, any more than hammers prove carpenters don't exist.
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