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Old 07-24-2010, 11:38 AM   #4
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Re: Takemusu Aikido Translation Question

Consider it as a contrast to the first kanji, ken, 顕. Ken refers to things that are manifest, that appear and are visible, tangible. In contrast to this, yuu 幽 refers to things that are not visible, tangible, or made manifest in this world, though they do exist. Action is tangible, manifest. Thought or intention is not.

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