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Old 11-19-2004, 11:24 PM   #4
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 837
Re: Article: Big Mind, Little Mind by George S. Ledyard

I think that the idea that Aikido practice without a connection to the physical reality of conflict cannot be spiritual is probably correct. However, I do not see how Aikido as a martial art leads automatically to spiritual development. If this were so, I think that would would be seeing more enlightened Aikido teachers than we do. The ideas in the article are intriguing, but where is the evidence that they are true?

Charles Hill
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