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Old 05-15-2012, 12:38 PM   #92
Alec Corper
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Re: Does Modern Aikido Teach Enlightenment?

Dan Harden wrote: View Post!...I got that!

Well sure, but just think...a nation of white people were listening and galvanized by Martin Luther king. Breaking the heart of your adversaries with a powerful instrument.

While not a direct comparison, I know so many very capable guys who were drawn to Aikido to quiet their souls. It was the cooperative nature that some ridicule, that they sought in the first place. Aikido draws people for many reasons, and not everyone looks to it for fighting skills. Hence the wide range of those practicing it.
All the best
When we next get together we can philosophize over a Chardonay . I do not compare the search for peace or healing with the quest for enlightenment. i also have no problem with many different people and different motives practicing. In fact, if my hip goes, I may become one of those slow motion, geriatric practitioners myself. Come to think of it I'm not far off already

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