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Old 03-03-2013, 08:32 PM   #53
Travers Hughes
Dojo: Aikikai
Location: Gold Coast
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 33
Re: Ki and "Connective Tissue"

Wanted to chime in here:

見ぬが花 (minu ga hana)

Literal translation is: "Not seeing is a flower"
(One possible) translation into modern-thinking english: "Reality cannot compete with imagination".
Modern interpretations of original messages can change to suit times. The original message does not.
The kanji 花 measn flower. It can be pronounced different ways when in combination with other kanji. The base meaning of flower does not change.

Sorry to interrupt - please carry on.
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