>>>Sword mastery speaks of profoundly spiritual discipline.
>OK, this whole thing just tells me that our allegedly absent member has
>never touched a sword, let alone picked one up & actually fought with
>who's wondering why someone would want to start a debate on a list
>they're not on
i couldn't say, but finally a topic of interest;
there is a mental side to swording, focus and concentration, but those
are similar with running which is about half mental;
yes, there are many ki/chi/vril type trainings[spiritual/energy] which
are mostly extinct, but if mastered would do stuff, couldn't say what;
but for the layman, the only spiritual side is where your going when you
opponent gets past your guard
Death may be permanent, or I may be back in hours
This truth is far from known.
So I find some way to tell myself: Everything will be okay.
It's better to lie and live,
Even if I am only trying to convince myself. -Adaria