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Old 02-16-2006, 04:29 AM   #1
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enlighten me...pls explain

To the Technique of Tsurugi,
Neither brush nor word of mouth can render due service.
Saying nothing you must go forth
And so must you know (satori).
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:22 AM   #2
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Re: enlighten me...pls explain

It looks to me like a simple verse -- You will come to understand through practice. In gassho
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:30 AM   #3
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Re: enlighten me...pls explain

only you can understand it... i can tell you all about water, but your mouth will not get wet nor your thirst be quenched...

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Old 02-16-2006, 07:35 AM   #4
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Re: enlighten me...pls explain

Those who know do not speak, those who speak do not know.
(except me, Lao Tsu, cause I wrote it)

If your temper rises withdraw your hand, if your hand rises withdraw your temper.
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:36 AM   #5
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Re: enlighten me...pls explain

Those who know do not speak, those who speak do not know.
(except me, Lao Tsu, cause I wrote it)

If your temper rises withdraw your hand, if your hand rises withdraw your temper.
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:53 AM   #6
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Re: enlighten me...pls explain

If he holds up a flower, laugh.
If he silently just sits facing a wall, cut off a body part and throw it at him.
To find the answer, drop the question.
Beware the kyosaku stick.
KWATZ!

Somethings you can't put in words. (said by a writer)

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We do not rise to the level of our expectations, but fall to the level of our training. Train well. KWATZ!
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:01 AM   #7
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Re: enlighten me...pls explain

It's an anagram - arrange the letters and you can find a rude joke
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:07 AM   #8
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Re: enlighten me...pls explain

a flea and a fly in a flue
were imprisoned, so what could they do?
said the fly "let us flee!"
"let us fly!" said the flea
so they flew through a flaw in the flue
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:08 AM   #9
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Re: enlighten me...pls explain

Just goes to show, no one else knows either

A difficult problem is easily solved by asking yourself the question, "Just how would the Lone Ranger handle this?"
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Old 02-16-2006, 08:37 AM   #10
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Re: enlighten me...pls explain

Neo, sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.
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Old 02-16-2006, 10:41 AM   #11
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Re: enlighten me...pls explain

there is no path to know or walk... it is all illusion...

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Old 02-16-2006, 07:01 PM   #12
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thanks to all those who tried explaining it sincerely..
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:24 PM   #13
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Van I am the same as you I don't really understand it either.


Learn to Suffer, Know your Place and Nothing lasts Forever
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Old 02-16-2006, 07:44 PM   #14
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the gist is that you cannot explain it or have it explained to you by words... you must discover the meaning of aikido or anything else for yourself... this is satori...

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Old 02-16-2006, 08:43 PM   #15
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yup..i thought so... thanks again...
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:42 AM   #16
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Re: enlighten me...pls explain

Quote:
Ian Dodkins wrote:
It's an anagram - arrange the letters and you can find a rude joke

Brilliance, sheer brilliance

Hands up anyone who has since tried to make a joke out of it?..........no?........only me then

"No matter your pretence, you are what you are and nothing more." - Kenshiro Abbe Shihan
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