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Old 06-09-2011, 02:37 PM   #18
Erick Mead
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Re: Basics, basics, basics

Keith Larman wrote: View Post
"Those who ignore the wisdom of those who came before rarely transcend them." -- Me.
Nice. Epigram is a lost art.

Having said that -- Who is ignoring ? Who is being ignored ? What is the wisdom ? Was it "theirs" ? Or is it just out there to be found -- if you look? Is there only one, or more than one, aspect of transcending that wisdom, however understood ?

Apropos in this context, to both current debates and Ueshiba's direct transmission:

"Wisdom is experience, but simply repeating the experience of others not only does not increase wisdom, it does not even preserve it."


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