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Old 01-30-2013, 11:23 AM   #9
Chris Li
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Re: "resisting" a push part 2

Ron Ragusa wrote: View Post
And all minds possess intent. In fact, intent is so intertwined with the concept of "mind" that the two are indistinguishable. So if you're intent on using the word intent, I have no intention of dissuading you (any and all puns fully intentional).

I think that what Phi is referring to is that "mind" and "intent" are often distinguished between in Japanese and Chinese culture, and that the differences are important to many of the martial explanations given in Chinese arts...and by Morihei Ueshiba.

Mix the two and some (many?) of those classical explanations make much less sense.



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