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Old 04-25-2012, 05:08 AM   #26
Dojo: Sakumeikan N.E. Aikkai .Newcastle upon Tyne.
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,266
United Kingdom
Re: The Mental Side of Aikido?

Phi Truong wrote: View Post
how do you find an enlightened teacher? how do know if that person is enlightened? how does one wolf know another? and if you are a wolf, why would you need another wolf to tell you that you are a wolf? and how do you study zen? is it like study a donut? does the donut define by the hole or there is really not a donut which is in my case, because i just ate the last one?
Dear Phi,
Do you share not only your donuts with me but also your warped sense of humour as well?I nearly fell off my rocking chair reading the above.I guess posts like yours either deflates or enhances some of the esoteric stuff from other contributors.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:19 AM   #27
graham christian
Dojo: golden center aikido-highgate
Location: london
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 2,697
Re: The Mental Side of Aikido?

Mmmm. Felt that Joe. Would you like relish with the burgers? In fact if you kept the burger as your center, lowereed the plate of chips to earth whilst bringing the coke up the others center line and then pouring it over and behind their shoulder that would make for a nice tenchi nage......all done with relish of course.

Peace. G.
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:28 AM   #28
Dojo: Charlotte Aikikai Agatsu Dojo
Join Date: Aug 2007
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Re: The Mental Side of Aikido?

Joe Curran wrote: View Post
?Or maybe the guys would extend their Ki and hope that the Ki extension would shift the stuff, while they took up sensible things like guzzling Hamburgers/Doughnuts and quaffing crates of beer?.Please extend your Ki and send me a Double Cheeseburger, french fries, Coke [Giant sized] .
Joe, do you not know that those things will block your Ki flow? as someone who cares deeply for fellow aikidoka, i took upon myself to consume all those things in order to save you and others from a terrible ki cramp. i am going send you a mental image of my consuming stuffs.

"budo is putting on cold, wet, sweat stained gi with a smile and a snarl" - your truly
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