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Ki-jitensha-shizen-ichi

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The grapes are fat and ready for harvest. They look fantastic.

A few weeks ago, I was riding through the vineyards around Dardagny. A small flock of about a dozen sparrows turned across my path and for a few silent moments we were motionless together as the world flew beneath us.  It was as magical as it was transient.

One of the key concepts in Kendo is “ki-ken-tai-ichi”. Spirit, sword, and body as one. This was “ki-jitensha-shizen-ichi”.  Spirit, bicycle and nature as one.

Written by tomsulston

20/09/2011 at 08:53

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Four noble truths

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1. Life is suffering.
2. Suffering is caused by desire.
3. To eliminate suffering, eliminate desire.
4. To eliminate desire, follow the path.

I keep forgetting these things and so must write them down to help me remember.

Written by tomsulston

06/09/2011 at 20:44

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