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Old 03-29-2004, 01:00 PM   #26
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Asim, Would you happen to have a link to that article? I really like the quote, very solid.

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Old 03-29-2004, 01:02 PM   #27
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Slap him for his Zen Master

You know what Rachel? Maybe he is just thinking or over-analyzing what you are doing too much? Part of the practice of aikido is to receive instruction from your instructor. He's not going to improve just trying to do a technique over and over without any concern for the martial aspect, without correction or even encouragement.

Also, It sounds like to me that he is not being fair in that he expects it to be like Zen training. He's practicing Aikido not Zen Buddhism. It's my understanding they are too different things, although they might be compatible.

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Old 03-29-2004, 02:00 PM   #28
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(*whispers*

Possibly he has decided aikido isn't his thing, and just needs an excuse to quit training)
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Old 03-29-2004, 03:11 PM   #29
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(*whispers*

Possibly he has decided aikido isn't his thing, and just needs an excuse to quit training)

You are probably right. Hard taking instruction from your wife! Yes Anne Marie, I think you are right too.

Asim-good point
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Most of us have a hard time just "being" and letting others just "be". I believe that is the challenge of aikido. To be in constant harmony with "being", without any judgements.
Everyone is giving good input; thank you very much
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Old 03-29-2004, 03:25 PM   #30
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Hey, whatīs this: A Zen-Practitioner who attaches his mind to the idea that other people could be judgementally. Sounds rather like a deluded mind...

or

maybe just you want him to join Aikido, and it is not at all his interest

or

maybe thatīs what he dislikes: H i s w i f e being judgemental on his beginnerīs efforts.

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Old 03-29-2004, 03:30 PM   #31
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Hey, whatīs this: A Zen-Practitioner who attaches his mind to the idea that other people could be judgementally. Sounds rather like a deluded mind...

or

maybe just you want him to join Aikido, and it is not at all his interest

or

maybe thatīs what he dislikes: H i s w i f e being judgemental on his beginnerīs efforts.

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Old 03-29-2004, 03:33 PM   #32
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Iīm a slow typer, and pressing wrong buttons

....nnrrghh.
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Old 03-30-2004, 09:56 AM   #33
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Richmarsh, the book is called "Hagakuri" by Yamamoto Tsunetomo.
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Old 03-30-2004, 10:03 AM   #34
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Hagen, I am a very slow learner and have an abundance of patience, so it wouldn't be my being judgmental of a beginners efforts. Anyway, you all answered my question very nicely. I was just kind of thinking aloud (on paper) while posting. It did bring up an interesting discussion, and I thank everyone for participating.

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