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Old 03-26-2003, 08:39 AM   #76
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still in denial?

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Congratulations Mike, your someone's tyrant
Evil is everywhere but please don't let me distract you to the point where you neglect to look for it in yourself.
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Old 03-26-2003, 09:28 AM   #77
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Just remember to bow down before me.

Hugs & Kisses,

Your Dark Overlord

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Old 03-26-2003, 09:40 AM   #78
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Cool when perfecting love, cool is the rule

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eventually i am sure to mouth off about Something .
Let it Rip!
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Old 03-27-2003, 01:51 AM   #79
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The Teachings of Don Juan

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My instructor always said that everyone needs to have a petty tyrant.
If you'r refering to Bill Sosa, I think he got the idea from a series of books written by Carlos Castaneda. Based on those books, I would not be considered a "petty tyrant," but rather a "worthy opponent."

It's interesting that it's often the same people who complain that aikidoists do not have the budo spirit and do not give realistic attacks, that suddenly turn to whining and whimpering and attempt to hide behind the "rules" when they receive a spirited attack on a harmless chat forum. Some of these guys even claim to be "warriors." If it wasn't so sad, I'd be busting a gut from laughter. Generally, I'm totally astonished to the point of speechlessness when I read such nonsense coming from "high-ranking martial artists."

P.S. I thought I was the "Dark Overlord." But such a mantel has become quite heavy in recent months if you want it, it's yours!

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Old 03-27-2003, 08:41 AM   #80
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Mike,

No offense intended.

And actually Sosa Sensei got the idea from Don Juan Mateus, whom he loved to read and quote, and expound upon.

Whether petty tyrant, or worthy opponent, I think you do a hell of a job. Anyways it's all in the person's perception. Do you think Saddam thinks he is a petty tyrant or a worthy opponent? I know what my perception is. Self-important thinking is always a bitch.

And you know, shared management of the netherworld may work. We could take a clue from Dante.

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Old 03-27-2003, 01:01 PM   #81
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By the way, my real name is Baal, Lord of Destruction.
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Old 03-30-2003, 08:16 AM   #82
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getting there

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By the way, my real name is Baal, Lord of Destruction.
Eeeek! You guys are starting to trip me out!

I suppose there's lots of room in hell for all of us. The road is very wide, and it seems there's a lot of people running that way. Problem is, I hate crowds. I may end up taking the road less travelled. But if any of you demons ever want to heat up (pun intended) one of these forums, just mention the word "fat," and then question what it has to do with aikido, budo, martial arts, or health in general. The sparks will really begin to fly!

As for me I've grown weary of the denials, hypocracy and circular discussions. I'm beginning to long for a high mountain trail, where one walks slowly, cautiously and methodically ever upward, toward the realm of the eagles and the immortals.

I've realized after decades of failure and study that the Great Way is not so mystical it's simply the art of perfecting love in every moment and every action. I wish I had learned this lesson years ago I could have saved myself and others a lot of misery. Better late than never, I suppose.
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Old 03-30-2003, 06:49 PM   #83
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I agree Mike, the mystery lay in the fact that there really isn't any great secret or mystery at all! You hit the nail on the head....perfecting love in every moment and every action.

Now the tough part, practicing it.

.....Now back to my secret KI enhancing excercises

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Old 04-01-2003, 10:04 AM   #84
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rangers

Kevin I've been thinking a lot about you lately. Have you felt any vibrations?

I just want to say this: Someday I want to grow up to be just like you!

Really. I admire the patience and wisdom that often exude from your posts. I think you're way ahead of me.
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