Thread: Spiritual
View Single Post
Old 06-11-2013, 03:04 PM   #10
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
Location: london
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,697
Re: Spiritual

Bernd Lehnen wrote: View Post
How did they know? How do you know?
They say, they said he was talking nonsense . They say, many wanted him to stop talking. Did these Japanese students ever say he was spiritual or is this an assumption or even a transmission error due to western thinking? Did they think, talking nonsense was equivalent to being spiritual? Was spiritual for them synonymous to talking nonsense? A polite reaction, a polite way to express that they simply didn't understand what this powerful man was talking about?

Spiritual? I don't know what your'e talking about.

Most if not all said he was very spiritual.

So a very wise and able man spoke nonsense? I see you don't know what I'm talking about. No Problem.

A spiritual perspective makes what he said sound very sensible.

  Reply With Quote