Thread: Doka of the Day
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:23 PM   #7
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Re: Doka of the Day

David Skaggs wrote:
I think it would be interesting to see what everyone thinks the "Doka of the Day" means.

Doka of the Day - June 27, 2006

A person who
In any situation
Perceives the truth with resignation
Would never need to draw his sword in haste.

- Morihei Ueshiba
I would venture a guess that it means once a person has accurately recognized a situation for what it is, relegates him/herself to that situation (ie-harmonizes his mental and physical posture to behave in accordance with it) that person will not have to act before it's absolutely necessary.
Often, people try to create "temporal slack" in a situation by acting first, and for all I know sometimes you have to, but I think this speaks to when people do it incorrectly, perhaps out of fear.

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