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Old 02-11-2004, 02:26 PM   #3
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Re: The Bridge

josh phillipson (thisisnotreal) wrote:
For the sake of my heart

There appeared a perfect void

On the floating bridge.

A benefaction of the Lord.


Does anyone have any idea of what this bridge is which O'Sensei mentions?

Also called the golden bridge.

I thought it was something like:

this place/realization you could hold in your mind - specifically when you realize we are here on earth, - bodies fragile, yet holding our indestructible spirit - constantly standing on the bounds of the unknown

(i.e. if you stop breathing, you die and head to the unknown, or with God's grace: heaven)

..this realm of not knowing, yet being willing to follow God's divine will...

i don't know.

Any other ideas (please)?

I have been thinking about this for a while now...

Thank you.

"Ame no Ukihashi", "Heaven's floating bridge". Izanagi and Izanami, the Kami of the male and female principles stood on this bridge, stirred the primordial brine with a jeweled spear, and created the islands of Japan.

Morihei Ueshiba often used this when talking about the unification of heaven and earth.



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