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    Taoism + Buddhism=Chan Buddhism->Zen->Samurai->Aikido

    For all practical purposes, it IS the Taoist approach to politics,  though Taoism is not generally understood as a paradigm for conflict resolution.

    Kierkegaard seems to be on the same track as well, though if I had to pick a European, it would be Spinoza, who actually seems pretty Taoist.

    "In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope." - Barack Obama

    by AikidoPilgrim on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 07:50:19 PM PDT

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