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Old 03-30-2011, 06:59 AM   #11
Diana Frese
Dojo: Aikikai of S.W. Conn. (formerly)
Location: Stamford Connecticut
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 386
Re: Zen in the Art of Aikido

Before I chicken out, I'm going to just post this, that Graham has just given me an answer to the meaning of a famous Aikido saying from the Shinto Kojiki I've been wondering about for years, the second part of Masakatsu Agatsu Katsu Haya Hi. And Shinto and Buddhism were often very close in Wakayama, from what we learned at one of the art exhibits at the Japan Society in New York.

I'd often wondered what the Haya Hi meant, as in hayai= early...
Thanks everyone it's a great column and comments for me to study.
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