28th April 2005, 10:44 PM
Spirituality and true meaning
Im sorry if I should not create another "question topic" since I've already got one. But this is something total different from my other one.
I am a spiritual person, I have been studying the paranormal since I was a kid. Mostly because my family have experienced alot in it. Been seeing alot of fake stuff and alot of reality.
I meditate two hours every day and Astral Project most of the nights. I love meditating in the nature and Im very fascinated by the japanese sword art. They meditated alot and were very spiritual.
I see Kendo not just as a "Sword-combat-technique" but something spiritual and good for your inner self. So this is mostly meant for the persons in here that are practicing Kendo (Since I have not started yet)
Do you feel Kendo is Spiritual? In that case , describe how it is for you
The true meaning of Kendo?
The Samurais was taught in the way of defeating your enemy (I think?) And of course alot of spirituality involved. However they were trained to protect and to be good in wars.
Kendo comes from japan culture (right?) But what Is the true meaning of Kendo?
It's not about defeating your "enemy" right? It's something more then that. The last question would be.. that is pretty crucial to me
I've read articles about Kendo and talked to some people pracitcing it, and I get the feeling that kendo is taught mostly for competitions. Scoring "Clean hits" and knowing all the rules.
So I wonder, Is Kendo mostly for competitions? Sure competitions are fun and so on. But I'm searching after connecting with the old japanese culture and not how to score good points :P
But maybe I'm wrong? Maybe Kendo got alot of the old culture within. You tell me!
Hmm I also wonder, just in fantasy. If a war came with using swords again, would Kendo be useful? Or is it mostly for competitions? That would answer the question above really.
(And No im not a war-person searching for fights. I just try to connect to the old japan as much as possible since it's fascinate me very much, So I don't want to learn something that is mostly about competitions with alot of rules, because rules of competitions did not exist in wars or old teachings)
All answers is highly appreciated, And I hope to get serious answers and not negative ones
28th April 2005, 11:48 PM
has sword, will travel..