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Old 01-07-2003, 04:45 PM   #4
Bruce Baker
Dojo: LBI Aikikai/LBI ,NJ
Location: Barnegaat, NJ
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 893
There is a feeling of self as much as it is respectful, but on the whole, at least for Americans, your teacher, sensei, is either Mr., Miss, or Mrs. or merely who they are off the mat, outside the dojo.

Unless there is something inside of you that is angling for something more than respect for another human being.

Some teachers have that tremendous ego that needs to be stroked, but most of the really centered teachers are quite humble when not teaching.

Maybe I am getting grumpy in my old age, or it is merely the mutual respect of teacher and student as human beings, but in this life we create order, and in this order there is an equality of each human being.

If there isn't, then maybe we should go back to the beginning, to get some more misogi?
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