Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Renshu = to practice

Renshu is an interesting word we use in Kiko. In modern Japanese the word renshu is most often translated as 'practice'. In Kiko we're taught that Ren = Polish or Knead, and Shu = to Learn or Study. Together they were meant to denote a repetitive ritual, a practice we repeat the same way over and over, kneading and polishing our lives as a way to learn. The repetition itself is the practice.

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