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Kalarippayattu: The Conclusion

      With rare exception, the practice of kalarippayattu today has become more about actualizing and harnessing one's bodymind and powers for use in daily life and, therefore, in shaping certain kinds of "selves" rather than about preparing for an actual fight to the death.

      One master, well trained in both kalarippayattu and yoga, asserted that if one learns kalarippayattu properly, then "he should gain release from unhappiness". However, he also noted soberly, "Many practitioners have turned out to be wasters, drunks, and of bad morals." He cited the example of Chandu from the northern ballads, the infamous anti-hero who, bought off by money and a promise of the affection of a beautiful young woman, betrayed his cousin, Aromar.

Also Read: Kalarippayattu - A Study, Some Preliminary Thoughts, The Source of Kalari, The Circumstances & Alliance, Dhanurvadic Tradition, Power in Antiquity, System & Techniques, The Concept of Sakti, Conclusion

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