Friday, April 09, 2010

Compare and contrast...

Morihei Ueshiba, inventor of Aikido, was prolific in his poetry.  This is one of his hundreds of doka...
A person who

In any situation
Perceives the truth with resignation
Would never need to draw his sword in haste
I think this makes an interesting contrast to St. Bernard of Clairvaux...
A warrior especially needs these three things--he must guard his person with strength, shrewdness and care; he must be free in his movements, and he must be quick to draw his sword.
What do you think of that?
Patrick Parker is a Christian, husband, father, martial arts teacher, Program Director for a Cardiac Rehab, and a Ph.D. Contact: or phone 601.248.7282 木蓮
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