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Old 03-28-2011, 10:25 PM   #267
Fred Little
Dojo: NJIT Budokai
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Re: To bow or not to bow

Mary Malmros wrote: View Post
Outside of Japan, though, I'll bet you that many senseis don't have a very good understanding of Japanese culture -- so it seems a bit hypocritical to demand that people do this and that in the name of a culture you don't yourself understand.
And yet, if the aim is embodied understanding, the only way to achieve such is to engage in the physical process by which the understanding is embodied, without regard to the fullness (or lack of fullness) of one's current embodiment of the understanding.

This remains the case, even if one accepts the high order probability that Sturgeon's Law always applies, unless of course one is in Lake Woebegone.



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