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?