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Old 01-30-2013, 04:55 PM   #14
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Re: "resisting" a push part 2

As a general observation, I often distinguish the difference between intent and mind as a comparison of understanding a thing, and doing a thing. Intellectually, I can understand how to hit a baseball. But understanding and doing are different. So while I understand that generally speaking, we use them interchangeably, I am not sure we should be. For example, Ikeda sensei is talking about mind/body unification. I need a concrete (and same) definition of "mind" for me to understand what sensei is saying.

Alternatively, there is something to intent. I think some of the stuff in prosthetics, for example, is wonderful.

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