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Old 06-01-2004, 03:28 PM   #17
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Re: Meaning of Aikido - A Test

Ron Tisdale wrote:
Bronson, I just snorted water out my nose!
My work here is done

Yes, I'm being flippant. I can't possibly know the reasons O- sensei felt the way he felt. I can't possibly know the reasons my girlfriend feels the way she feels and she's in the next room. I can ask her, I can empathize with her but I can't one can. It's hard enough to try to figure out how to deal with everyday, living peoples feelings and motivations let alone to try to know what somebody as prone to esoterica as O-sensei was thinking decades ago. I can't know so I don't worry about it.


Last edited by Bronson : 06-01-2004 at 03:31 PM.

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