Divine Secrets

” 天机不可泄露”

Sensei shared this with me last evening. Recounting a story about Nakazono sensei, who was in a jeep, travelling somewhere in Vietnam and they came to this wooden bridge. The jeep was laden with a driver, Nakazono sensei and two more passengers behind.

When they came to the bridge, Nakazono sensei asked the driver to stop, for him to alight so that he can walk over, instead of being driven over. Of course such a request was met with an incredulous reaction, but nonetheless, he alighted and walked.

The bridge collapsed while the jeep was making the cross.

It is hard to explain intuition like this, and harder to tell people of the dangers they are in. One can accuse Nakazono sensei of being selfish, not warning his fellow travellers about the dangers, would they have believed him? It is possible for them to counter-influence him, had he tried to warn them of the danger, and dragging him into the very dangers his senses warned him  about.

Sometimes, the intuition is very, very intimate and personal. There is no way to justify that sensation, much less share it. Its like striking a lottery, you buy a number and you win it, will you still win had you shared the number? Will the ‘luck’ gets weaned off?

Such is the divine secrets, which once revealed will no longer have an effect. We all carry with us divine secrets, which we cannot reveal. Giving the world being so transparent and seamless, it can be hard to keep a ‘secret’. Divine secrets, on the other hand, is simple, just don’t say it.


About Who is Randy Lim

This blog is about the journey and experiences in my life as an Aikidoka. With close to 20 years in the arts, I'll make comments and judgements based on 2 principles, E&E. Experimentation and Experiential reflection. please enjoy, and comment freely.
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