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Old 05-06-2004, 02:05 AM   #30
Mark Jewkes
Dojo: Frederikshavn Budo Klub
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 19
Re: How is aikido related to your spiritual path?

Jesse Lee wrote:
Has anyone seen that great O Sensei quote, where someone asked him if Aikido was a religious practice, and he answered something to the effect of, "Not at all; rather, Aikido improves all religions" ...?

This is excactly what I have experienced. Aikido fits very well into Christianity with maxims like "love your enemy" and "swords into plowshares". The more you read the gospel or the writings of St. Paul, the more you find parallels to aikido spirituality. If O-Sensei had been a catholic, he surely would have been made a saint

yours sincerely
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