Thread: Shihonage
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Old 07-06-2000, 02:02 PM   #1
Dojo: FSU Aikido Club
Location: Tallahassee, FL / Miami, FL
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 51
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I read a fabulous point of view on the spiritual foundations of shi ho na ge in John Stevens' book "The Secrets of Aikido". Often when I meditate I light 4 candles and make an effort to consider and feel gratitude towards each of the four directions Stevens Sensei outlines. Has anyone else read this wonderful book? If so, do you agree with me that this truly is the sort of insight that can take us to a higher spiritual plane? i.e. Can this type of spiritual release open the gates of the "heaven" deep within each and every one of us?

I look forward to any thoughts/responses 8).

--Drew G.

hara-kiri for the fear-mongers,
sushi-waza for the peace-makers.

--The great dream shared among my friends--

--Please see [u]Aikido and the Harmony of Nature[u] [i]illustration:[i] p. 125. Mitsugi-san, I taught you aikido in my former life, and no
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