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Old 11-09-2012, 04:10 PM   #40
Chris Li
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Re: The Fear of Power

Chris Hein wrote: View Post
I don't think you understand, I'm not talking about pacifism. I'm not a pacifist, and can't ever see myself being one.

There is nothing wrong with choosing, and trying to accomplish something. If we get in a fight, I'm not going to let you beat me, I'm going to do my best to stop that. However if it happens, it's okay. Everything is just as it is, including my wants and desires, these things aren't bad, but my attachment to them is regretful. My need to make everything work the way I want it, and my attachment to it being that way. I'm not saying that it's wrong to be powerful, and live your life using that power as you see fit, I'm saying that when you really understand the world, you'll realize you don't need any power.
Oh, I understand what you're saying - but I don't agree that it's what Ueshiba was pointing at.

As you say with the IP stuff - let's see some proof of a connection to Ueshiba.



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