Matt Brown wrote:
hello fellow members
i'm a newbie here. have been interested in aikido for a while. that interest has now led me to contact a local club, named 5 rivers, and as i am currently waiting for a reply via email (my computer is slow and funky) i've been reading through O-Sensi's book 'the Art of Peace'. I couldn't help but feel like i've read this before previously incarnated as Lao Tzu's famous work 'the Tao teh Ching'. I do not mean that Morihei Ueshiba copied Lao Tzu's philosphy or stole or borrowed from it, just that I mean both works have remarkably similar ideas.
There's not much philosophy that is new.