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Old 09-01-2000, 05:58 AM   #1
Uinsuton Oi
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From what I've learnt from the teachings of Aikido I have developed this philosphy of "The Circle of Yin and Yang". Yin and Yang representing our ups and downs, opposites etc in life and the circle representing the only thing perfect in our lifes. Thus representing neverending life on earth and beyond. I like to hear other people's philosphy on life. If you want to know more about what I am saying respond plz.

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Old 09-01-2000, 12:11 PM   #2
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I personally think the yin and yang applies very well to aikido. Yin and Yang or Uke and Nage or Evil and Good. In a world full of "Evil" Aikido can be used to equal and counter all the Evil with good. With both evil and good or uke and nage the world will become balanced.

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Old 09-07-2000, 04:45 PM   #3
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going on this:

This is like the theory (if you'll call it that?) of Katsujinken, Satsujinto... even Aikido can be used for wrongful purposes... the yin becoming yang, I suppose...

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Old 09-09-2000, 10:39 AM   #4
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in and yang is the chinese symbol for harmony right?

aikido is harmony


when practicing or living according to aikido - you become yin-yang


then you dont need the yinyang symbol

people will feel that you are in harmony




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Old 09-13-2000, 10:29 AM   #5
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Yes, interestingly enough Aikido has been used for evil purposes. Look at Steven Seagal . Yin and yang is basically I feel revolves around my life. Whenever you have a lucky day it will end up miserable in the future. Or vice versa. Somehow this has always happend to me. And I felt that my life was repeating. Sort of a dejavu thing going on. Circle perhaps?

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Old 11-09-2000, 08:17 AM   #6
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yin and yang only exist because of our view that there is a dichotomy -

I don't believe this dichotomy exists
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Old 11-09-2000, 11:56 AM   #7
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Uinsuton Oi wrote:
Yes, interestingly enough Aikido has been used for evil purposes. Look at Steven Seagal/B]


how exactly is steven seagal using aikido for evil purposes?

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Old 11-09-2000, 12:04 PM   #8
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ian wrote:
yin and yang only exist because of our view that there is a dichotomy -

I don't believe this dichotomy exists
Ahh, but Ian, 'existence/non-existence' is dichotomous! He he, just kidding!
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Old 11-13-2000, 06:16 AM   #9
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I agree Sean,
In fact I'm actually writing from the grave (or have I been born yet?)
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Old 12-23-2004, 03:21 PM   #10
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Re: Philosphy

Ian, if by "I" you mean your ego, then you're between birth and death, in the time-bound sense. If by "I" you mean the field of Unified Awareness, then "you're" beyond birth and death.

Yin is the yielding force, Yang is the action force, but neither could exist without the other. Aikido, in my opinion, is a beautiful metaphor for this- The actual power within it is from it's synergy (a condition where the total is more than the sum of it's separate parts) and not from any of it's individual components.

When Uke pushes, pulls or strikes and Shite/Nage turns, blends or receives, it's Yang/Yin. As we know, this exchange can also be reversed in different waza. But the exchange is still .
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Old 12-23-2004, 04:06 PM   #11
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Re: Philosphy

Why Good-Evil and not good-bad?
(I'm asking, because lately Nietzsche doensn't seem to post here very often.)
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Old 12-26-2004, 03:46 PM   #12
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Re: Philosophy

Yeah, Lao Tzu was posting for awhile, but some of the local idiots ran him off.
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Old 01-23-2005, 06:31 AM   #13
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Re: Philosphy

Yes, yin and yang, opposites. I've read that in books on Aikido Philisophy. I'm quite amazed when I think of them. Good and Bad, Clean and Dirty, Nage and Uke, etc. . Without their respective counterparts, its boring isn't it? Yin and Yang, with one of them missing, the circle would not be complete, right?
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:35 AM   #14
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Re: Philosphy

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yin and yang only exist because of our view that there is a dichotomy -

I don't believe this dichotomy exists
Good point, although I'd rather phrase it as 'every dichotomy is empty'.
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