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Old 10-19-2011, 12:13 PM   #17
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
Location: london
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Re: Fighting does not work at all in Aikido.

An argument is the resultant verbal fight caused by the clashing of two minds. The zen Master for example would be untroubled by someones anger or attempt to argue. Thus no fight. Thus any fight by another is immaterial to him and easily faced. In the zen mind there is no fight, there cannot be.

However, the zen Master may act suddenly and without warning when he sees the opening and with one word possibly change that persons life. Fighting to him is merely the act of a lost soul.

He is merely a guide towards enlightenment.

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