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Old 03-25-2004, 05:43 PM   #2
Dojo: Messores Sensei (Largo, Fl.)
Location: Florida
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 1,267
Re: Lack of spirituality

Jop den Daas (k&#039shi) wrote:
Greetings fellow Aikidoka Is it just me, or is the spiritual essense of Aikido oftenly ignored by those who teach it? I have an Aikido instructor (I dare not to call him Sensei) which totaly niglects the spiritual aspects of Aikido, can this man even be labeld an Aikido teacher? The oneness, is that not where Aikido is truely about?
Given the choice between someone interupting my training with blather they either don't understand themselves or don't practice and someone who just motors through class with techniques leaving my soul to honest sweat and the ravages of my partner, I'd definitely take the latter.

Maybe your teacher (sic) is just displaying modesty and knows more than you think.

Disclaimer (often found in the preface to 400 page books on the subject of enlightenment): Those who know don't speak; those who speak, don't know.

Don J. Modesto
St. Petersburg, Florida
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