Morihei Ueshiba was a liberated master, a special being such as, for now, there were and are few on earth. The Art of Peace is anartistic pear of exceptional value.
His great gift to humanity is the Art of Peace
He practiced and taught martial arts as a path of peace, and although many authentic martial traditions offer spiritual insight into the martial path, Morihei Ueshiba realized the martial way as an art of peace.
He was almost invincible in his art and even in exercises involving a large number of people who engaged in contact at his level. Morihei Ueshiba easily emerged victorious (even in the last years of his life).
The teachings of the man who founded aikido
The three visions:
I. The path of a warrior consists in the manifestation of Divine Love, the spirit that embraces and nourishes all that exists. Tears of gratitude and joy began to roll down my cheeks. I perceived Earth as my own home, and the sun, moon, stars were my close friends. The attachment to the material world disappeared. (1925 at age 42)
Ⅱ. At about two o’clock in the morning, while performing the purification ritual, I suddenly forgot all the martial arts techniques I had ever known. Everything my teachers had taught me was now completely new to me. These techniques represented in the new vision ways of cultivating life, knowledge, common sense, and not tools to bring down the enemy. (1940, December)
Iii. The path of the warrior was misunderstood, as a way to kill and destroy others. Those who seek competition are committing a grave error. Hitting, offending, or destroying someone is the greatest sin a human being can commit. The True Way of the Fighter is to avoid massacre. It is the art of peace, the power of love.
The world will continue to change dramatically, but disputes and wars can destroy us completely. What we need now is harmonisation techniques, not conflicts. What is needed is the Art of Peace and not the Art of War.
Morihei Ueshiba’s principles: reconciliation, harmony, cooperation, empathy
This is where the actual “book” begins:
Of heaven and earth!
Ai – harmony, balance, unity.
Ki – energy, vitality, spirit
Do – way, method, way of life.
The Art of Peace Begins with You
Work with yourself and let the Art of Peace manifest itself in all your activities.
Each has a spirit that can be polished, a body that can be trained, and a path to follow. You are alive to know what is sacred within you. Bring peace into your own life and apply the Art of Peace to everything around you.
Man does not need houses, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Paradise is where you are and that’s where you can train.
All things, material and spiritual, originate from a single source and are related to each other as if they were one family. The past, present, and future are all contained in the life force.
The universe was born and developed from a single source, and we evolve through the process of unification and harmonization.
The Art of Peace is medicine for a sick world. The evil and disorder in the world exists because humanity has forgotten that everything that exists originates from a single source. Return to the source and leave your thoughts on selfishness, petty desires, anger. He who has nothing, in fact has everything.
If you don’t become one,
With the cosmic vacuum,
You’ll never understand,
The Art of Peace.
The Art of Peace is applicable everywhere on earth, starting with the vastness of space and ending with the smallest plants and animals.
The life force permeates everywhere and its power is limitless. The Art of Peace allows us to be aware of and tap into this huge reserve of universal energy.
Eight forces sustain creation
Movement and stillness,
Solidification and fluidization,
Expansion and contraction,
Unification and division.
Life is evolution,
If we stop growing, physically and spiritually, we are like dead.
The Art of Peace is a celebration of the union of heaven, earth and humanity. It is all that is true, good and beautiful.
From time to time it is necessary to retreat to the top of mountains or hidden valleys to reconnect with the source of life. Inhale and soar to the end of the universe; Exhale and bring the universe back inside you. After this, breathe all the fertility and vibration of the earth. Finally, it mixes the breath of heaven and earth with its own breath, becoming the Breath of Life itself.
All the constituent elements of heaven and earth dwell within us. Life itself is the truth and it will never change.
Everything in heaven and earth breathes. Breathing is the link that unifies heaven and earth. When the billions of variations in breathing can be discerned, then the individual techniques of the Art of Peace are born.
Think ebb and flow! When waves hit the shore, they rise and fall, giving rise and fall, giving rise to a sound. Your breath should be the same, absorbing the entire universe in the navel area with every inhalation.
We must know that we all have access to four treasures: the energy of the sun and moon, the breath of the sky, the breath of the earth, the rise and fall of tides.
One who practices the Art of Peace must protect the Great Nature – the divine reflection of creation – and keep it pleasant and fresh. The action of the fighter gives rise to natural beauty. The subtle techniques of a fighter occur as naturally as spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Struggle is the vitality that sustains life
When life is victorious birth occurs, when it is defeated, death occurs. A fighter is always engaged in a life-and-death battle for Peace.
Contemplate the fabrics of this world, listen to the words of the wise men and make your own all that is good!
With these things at its core, open your door to the truth.
Do not disregard the truth, which is right in front of you! Study the smooth and free flow of water from a river between rocks!
Learn from holy books and wise men!
Everything around you — even mountains, rivers, plants, and trees — should be your teacher.
Recreate each day by dressing yourself in heaven and earth, bathe yourself with wisdom and love, and stand in the heart of Mother Nature.
Don’t stop learning
From the pure voice of a
Foaming the bow between the stones.
Peace originates in the flow of things – its heart is like the movement of wind and waves.
The “path” is like the veins through which blood circulates in our body, following the natural flow of life force.
If you deviate even remotely from this divine essence, you are off the Path.
Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.
Just as the lotus flower rises from the swamp to bloom in all its glory, interaction with cosmic breath causes spirit flowers to bloom and bear fruit in this world.
Research the teaching of pine, bamboo and plum blossoms. Pine is evergreen, with strong roots and venerable. Bamboo is strong, durable and cannot be destroyed. The plum blossom is strong, beautifully smelling and elegant.
When you concern yourself with the “good” and evil of your companions, you open to evil a gate to your heart. Testing, competing, and criticizing others will make you weak and defeat you.
The penetrating brilliance of swords
Handled by followers of the Way
Strike the evil enemy
What lies deep hidden
In their body and soul.
The Art of Peace is not easy
It is a struggle fought to the destruction of sinful desires and all inner falsehood.
Sometimes the Voice of Peace echoes like thunder, shaking human beings and pulling them out of their numbness.
Sharp and bright,
The Sacred Sword
Does not allow any breach
In which to nest evil.
In order to practice the Art of Peace correctly, you must:
- Calm the spirit and return to the source;
- To cleanse body and spirit by removing all evil, selfishness, and desire.
- Be forever grateful for the gifts you have received from the universe, your family, Mother Nature and your fellow human beings.
The Art of Peace is based on four great virtues: Courage, Wisdom, Love and Friendship; symbolized by Fire, Heaven, Earth and Water.
The essence of the Art of Peace is to cleanse yourself of evil, to harmonize with the environment and to remove from your Path all obstacles and barriers.
The only cure for materialism lies in purifying the six senses. (eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind).
If the senses are impure, then perceptions are suppressed.
The more they are stifled, the more contaminated the senses become. This creates disorder in the world, worst of all.
Refine your heart, release your six senses, letting them function without obstruction, and your body and soul will shine.
All forms of life are a manifestation of spirit, of love, and the Art of Peace is the purest form of exemplification of this principle.
A fighter must stop disputes and strife. Universal love exists in many forms; Each event should be allowed free expression.
The Art of Peace represents true democracy.
Every master, regardless of time or space, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth.
Many paths lead to the top of Mount Fuji, but there is only one peak: love.
Loyalty and devotion lead to courage. Courage carries us to self-sacrifice. Self-sacrifice creates confidence in the power of love.
The economy is the basis of society
When the economy is stable, society develops. The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material, and the best commodities are sincerity and love.
The art of peace is not based on weapons or brute force, on the contrary, we must harmonize with the universe, maintain peace in our territories, nurture life and prevent death and destruction. The true meaning of the word samurai is to serve others, using the power of love.
Grow and polish
Spirit of the fighter
While serving in the world.
Light the way
With your own light.
The path of peace is extremely vast
The Path of Peace is extremely vast, for it reflects the whole picture of the seen and unseen worlds. A warrior is the living example of the divine, he is the one who serves the Great Goal.
Your mind should be in harmony with the functioning of the universe, your body should be attuned to the movements of the universe, your body and mind should become one whole, harmonized with the activity of the universe.
Although our path is completely different from that of the fighters of the past, it is not necessary to abandon the old practices entirely. Embed old traditions in this Art by dressing them with new clothes and build on the classical style to create better shapes.
Daily training in the Art of Peace allows the divinity within you to shine brighter and brighter.
Don’t worry about what others think is good or bad. Don’t calculate or behave unnaturally. Keep your mind focused on the Art of Peace and don’t criticize other masters or other traditional arts.
The Art of Peace will never restrict anything.
She embraces and purifies everything.
Practice the Art of Peace sincerely, and bad thoughts and clothes will naturally disappear.
The only desire that should remain is the thirst to train more and more in this Path.
Those who are enlightened never stop shaping themselves.
The achievements of these masters cannot be faithfully conveyed through words or theories.
The most perfect actions are echoes of patterns found in nature.
Day after day,
Train your heart,
Refine your techniques,
Use the One to hit more!
This is the discipline of the Fighter.
The Way of the Fighter
Cannot be measured
By words or letters:
Understand the essence
And put it into practice!
The goal of training is to strengthen the weak, strengthen the body, and polish the spirit.
Iron is full of impurities that weaken it; By machining, it becomes steel and is transformed into a sharp blade of a sword. Human beings develop according to the same pattern.
Since ancient times,
The two pillars of the Path were considered
Groundbreaking learning and courage.
Enlighten your body and soul
By virtue of training.
Instructors can only share part of the teaching with you.
It is up to your devoted practice to make the mysteries of the Art of Peace come true.
The path of a Fighter is based on humanity, love and sincerity, and the essence of martial values is true courage, wisdom, love and friendship. The emphasis on the physical aspect of combat is unnecessary because the strength of the body is always limited.
A true warrior is always armed with three things: the shining sword of reconciliation, the mirror of courage, wisdom and friendship; the precious jewel of illumination.
The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice, always keep in mind the interaction between heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang.
The Art of Peace is the principle of non-resistance and that is why it is victorious from the beginning. Those who have evil intentions or quarrelsome thoughts are instantly defeated. The Art of Peace is invincible because it fights nothing.
There are no races in the Art of Peace. A true fighter is invincible because he does not compete with anyone or anything. To overcome is to overcome the quarrelsome spirit you harbor within you.
The Art of Peace means controlling aggression without causing injury
To hurt an opponent is to hurt yourself.
The fighter who is totally awakened can freely use all the elements existing in heaven and earth.
The true warrior learns how to correctly perceive the activity of the universe and how to transform martial techniques into ways of expressing purity, goodness and beauty.
The mind and body of a warrior are permeated with enlightenment, wisdom and deep calm.
Always practice the Art of Peace in a vibrant and joyful manner.
It is necessary to develop a strategy that uses all the physical conditions and elements that are within your reach. The best strategy is based on an unlimited set of response reactions.
Good posture or posture reflects a corresponding state of mind.
The key to good technique is to keep your hands, feet, and hips straight and contracted. If you are centered, you can move freely. The physical center is your navel. If your mind is also focused there, you have secured victory in any confrontation.
Move like a ray of luminal
It flies like lightning,
Strike like thunder,
Move in circles
Around a stable center.
Techniques assume qualities that reflect the nature of our world. Depending on the circumstances it should be: hard as diamond, flexible as a willow, easily flowing like water, or as immaterial as space.
If your opponent attacks with fire counter with water, becoming completely fluid and freely flowing. By its nature, water does not hit anything, and does not oppose anything. On the contrary, it absorbs any blow without injury.
Working together in harmony, left and right, all techniques are born. The left hand becomes aware of life and death, and the right hand controls them. The four limbs of the body are the four pillars of heaven and represent the eight directions, yin and yang, in and out.
Manifest yang in your right hand, balance it with the yin in your left and guide your partner.
The techniques of the Art of Peace are neither fast nor slow, they are neither on the inside nor on the outside. They transcend time and space.
Be steadfast as the Great Earth;
Undulate like Gigantic Waves;
Stand like a tree, sit like a rock;
Use the One to strike at all;
Learn and forget.
When an opponent advances, walk towards him and greet him; If he wants to retire, let him go.
The body should be triangular and the mind circular. The triangle represents energy generation and is the most stable physical position.
The circle symbolizes tranquility and perfection, the source of unlimited techniques.
The square represents solidity, the basis of the applied control.
Always try to be in communion with heaven and earth, then the world will appear in its true light. The ego disappears and you can merge with any attack.
If your heart is big enough to encompass your opponents, you can see through them and avoid their attacks. Once you have enveloped them, you will be able to lead them along the path indicated by heaven and earth.
Free yourself from weakness,
Of your enemies,
Take action against them!
Stop looking at the world with revulsion and fear.
Bravely face everything the gods throw your way.
Every day of a man’s life contains joy and anger, pain and pleasure, darkness and light, ups and downs. Every moment is a part of nature – don’t try to resist or deny the cosmic order of things.
Protectors of this world
And Guardians of the Paths
Of gods and Buddhas,
They allow us to accept any challenge.
Life itself is a permanent trial
By training, you have to undergo tests and refine yourself in order to be able to face life’s great challenges. Transcend the realm of life and death and then you will be able to approach with calm and self-control the crises you will face.
Be grateful even to difficult, negative, and bad people. Facing such obstacles is an essential part of training in the Art of Peace.
Failure is the key to success – every mistake teaches us something
He faces his enemy,
Nothing that surrounds him
It should not escape his attention.
Even if you face it
Only one enemy,
You are surrounded
By several enemies.
The Art of Peace means completing what sticks to you
You must be prepared to take 99% of an enemy’s attack and look death in the face to illuminate your Way.
In our techniques we enter with everything, merge with everything and firmly control an attack. Power lies in the stability and concentration of ki; Confusion and weakness occur when ki stagnates.
There are two kinds of Ki: ordinary and true. The usual ki is rudimentary and cumbersome; The real one is lightweight and versatile. In order to be able to perform well, you must free yourself from your usual Ki and allow your body to assimilate the true Ki. These are the foundations of a powerful technique.
In the Art of Peace one never attacks
The attack is evidence of loss of control. Never run away from any kind of provocation or try to suppress or control an opponent in a forced way. Let your opponents attack you as they are and merge with them. Never run after opponents. Redirect each attack and retreat firmly.
Seeing me in front of him,
The enemy was attacking me,
But at the same time
I arrived safely
When attacked, unify your upper, middle, and lower body. Enter, turn and merge with your opponent, front, and back, right and left.
The Spirit is your true shield
We are constantly facing opponents, but in reality there is no opponent there. Go deep into an attack and neutralize it as you redirect the force into your own sphere.
Don’t stare into your opponent’s eyes – they might hypnotize you. Don’t stare insistently at his sword – he might intimidate you. Don’t focus on your opponent at all – it could suck up your energy. The essence of training is to completely take your opponent into your sphere. After that, you can sit where you want.
Even the most powerful human being has a limited scope of power. Bring it outside its sphere and insert it into its own sphere, and its power will be dissipated.
Left and right,
Blows and parries.
Intuit what opponents are thinking
And scatter them.
The Warrior’s Way is to achieve and maintain harmony
The true Art of Peace does not mean sacrificing a man to defeat the enemy. Defeat your enemies by always keeping yourself in a safe and unassailable position. So, no one will suffer losses. The way of a Fighter, the Art of Peace, is to stifle problems before they arise. It consists in defeating the spirit of the opponent, making him realize the consequences of his actions.
Master divine techniques
Of the Art of Peace
And no enemy
He won’t dare
To challenge you.
In training, do not rush, because you need at least ten years to master the basics and advance to the first rank. Never think you are omniscient or the most perfect master. You must continue to train every day with your friends and students, and progress together in the Art of Peace.
Progress is coming
For those who
They train and train again….
If you rely on secret techniques
You’re not going anywhere.
In one technique or another
It is of no use to you
If you perceive the true nature of earth and heaven, you will understand your own nature. If you understand a certain principle, put it into practice. After each practical application, meditate on your efforts. That’s how you’ll progress.
The Art of Peace can be summarized as follows:
“True victory is victory over yourself; Get as close to that day as possible!”
“True victory” means unwavering courage;
“Victory over yourself ” symbolizes continuous effort.
“ Get as close to that day as possible ” represents the glorious moment of triumph that happens here and now.
Let go of thoughts that limit you and return to true emptiness. Be one with the Great Creator Void. This is the secret of The Way of the Fighter.
To truly practice the Art of Peace, you must be able to fly freely into the realms of both the real, hidden, and divine worlds.
If you understand the Art of Peace,
Then this difficult Path,
As she is,
It will lead you above
The techniques of the Path to Peace are constantly changing. Every meeting is unique and the most appropriate response can come naturally.
Today’s techniques will be different tomorrow.
Don’t get caught up in the form and appearances of a challenge.
The Art of Peace has no form, it is a spiritual quest
Eventually you can forget about technique. The more you progress, the less you have to learn. The Great Way actually means that there is no Way.
My art of peace can make room for the eight million gods that exist in the world, and I cooperate with each of them. The God of Peace is immense and rules all that is divine and enlightened in every realm.
The Art of Peace is a form of prayer that generates light and warmth. Forget your humble self, detach yourself from objects and you will give off light and warmth. Light is wisdom and warmth is compassion.
It is not enough to build shrines and temples. Be a living Buddha!
We should all turn into gods of compassion or victorious Buddhas.
Rely on Peace
To activate your
Make peace in your environment
And it creates a wonderful world.
Divinity is not something incomprehensible
It is in heaven, on earth, and within us.
Be one with the cosmos and the thought of transcendence will disappear. Transendence belongs to the profane world. When any trace of transcendence disappears, the true person – the divine Being – manifests. Clear your mind and let divinity manifest through you.
You cannot see or touch divinity with your coarse senses. Divinity is in you, not anywhere else. Unite with the Divine, and you will be able to perceive the gods wherever you are, but do not try to understand or cling to them.
The deity does not like to be locked up in a temple. He loves to be outdoors. She is here, in this very body. Each of us is a miniature universe, a living sanctuary.
The Art of Peace is a religion, which is not a religion; It perfects and completes all religions.
The path is vast. From time past to now, even the greatest sages have not been able to perceive and understand the whole truth; The explanations and teachings of masters and saints express only a part of the whole. No one is able to fully comprehend these things.
Simply turn to light and warmth, learn from the gods, and by devotedly practicing the Art of Peace, become one with the Divine.