Thread: Ki is Kindness.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:14 PM   #66
C. David Henderson
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Re: Ki is Kindness.

The problem isn't that "ki" could sometimes be said to operate in a manner that is "kind. The thesis is not, "I can act with ki and still be kind."

Rather that ki, by its nature, is kindness. (So that a budo focused on harm does not, in Graham's view, utilize "ki.")

Finding an example among the many that do NOT fit merely proves the opposing point of view -- a person may act kindly in using "ki," but also may act in other ways.

By presenting a list of alternative meanings, you preclude the thesis of the OP, I believe.

Last edited by C. David Henderson : 12-13-2010 at 03:17 PM.

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