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Old 09-13-2008, 02:41 PM   #5
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Re: Does Desiring Power Impair Aiki ?

Erick Mead wrote: View Post
Does desire for power help or impair the learning or operation of Aiki as O Sensei understood it?
Since I have not idea how O'Sensei understood it, I haven't a clue.

But, IMHO, from how I understand it, it would depend on the definition and intention of both "desire" and "power".

If "desire" is an egotistical attachment, then yes. If "desire" is a direction and a discipline, then perhaps no.

If "power" is over others, then yes. If "power" is over self, then perhaps no.

Lynn Seiser PhD
Yondan Aikido & FMA/JKD
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