Thread: Ki is Kindness.
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Old 12-13-2010, 12:02 PM   #38
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Re: Ki is Kindness.

Peter A Goldsbury wrote: View Post
I am stating this, not as a longtime practitioner of aikido, but as a student of the Japanese language.

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Thank you, Prof. Goldsbury! I was really hoping you would comment on my questions. Does the above mean to imply that your studies of Aikido might differ somewhat from your linguistic studies?
Also, if sometimes we can look at the roots of a compound to understand it's meaning, but not always, how can we tell when it's appropriate to do so? I'm fairly confident I have heard genki described as something akin to "the fundemental nature of ki," in the teachings of Tsubaki Okami Yashiro; assuming I am remembering correctly and not missing some nuance, doesn't this lend some authority to the least in terms of an authentic spiritual point of view?
Thank you for your time, Sensei!
Take care,

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