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Old 06-01-2014, 04:56 PM   #7
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Re: Self Defense, Self Development, and No Self

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John Powell wrote: View Post
I would have thought it would have been written this way?
Breathe in, Self Defense
Breathe out, Self development
Know Self
I personally like that ending better for my own philosophy this week than "No self."
Yes agreed.
Perhaps a prerequisite to no-self is to know-self.
IMHO, if we seriously look into the learned ego identity its made up of incorporated introjects of our external role models.
Like a car disappears when you take it completely apart, if we know-ourselves we may actually realize there is actually no-self.
But, read it how its most useful and applicable to you.
Thanks for reading and responding.
Any thoughts anyone/

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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