" Enlightening Aikido Doka and Spiritual Poems of  Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei "

Thinking about the Aikido doka and spiritual poems of Morihei Ueshiba, will help you to understand the true depth of the founder of Aikido.

Doka are songs of the way, which include a series of short poems written by O'Sensei, and contain the essence of his thoughts on the deeper meaning of aikido and the martial arts.

These Aiki doka also refer to classical Shinto texts and kotodama sound spirit vibrations. Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei said...

" Since ancient days there have been numerous masters, sages and Budo saints and yet there have been none who have completely accomplished the Great Way (Dai-do). I myself am still immature and yet I have entered onto this Great Way and now I find myself in the middle of the final shugyu (austerities). Everything in the entire world is made by means of the 75 sounds of the kotodama. I as yet do not understand but by mastering the truly necessary things one by one I will go forward with all my strength in the direction that gives birth to the techniques of Takemusu Aiki "

" Put the active principle (yo) into the right hand. Turn the left into the passive (in) And so guide the adversary "

" The Way of the Gods! Give in to the life of the Universe of Heaven and Earth. Thus draw nearer and nearer to a spirit who serves the Godhead "

" I stand in the mountain stream, so pure! The splashing sound of water against the stone, yet where is the person Who with such purity can speak (of the Way) "

" Rip away from your soul the shabby rags it wears. Open the way to Heavens destiny, so let it shine "

Enlightening Aikido Doka and Spiritual Poems of  Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei

" A person who in any situation perceives the truth with resignation, would never need to draw his sword in haste "

" Pour your spirit and heart into daily technical training to approach the many through a single principle. This is the way of the fighting man "

" The enemy comes running in to strike. At the instant of the attack, avoid his strike with one step and counter attack in that instant "

" First master the techniques of Aiki, the way of the Gods Then no enemy will ever attack "

" Without the slightest opening, nor the least thought of the enemy and his encircling swords, step in and cut "

Enlightening Aikido Doka and Spiritual Poems of  Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei

"Rays of the rising sun flow in, my mind is clear, going to the window, I run about the Heavens, shining like the dawn"

" Even the most powerful human being has a limited sphere of strength. Draw him outside of that sphere and into your own, and his strength will dissipate "

" Left and Right, cut or parry, discard all thought of them The human spirit must rush instantly in "

" Mobilize all (your) powers through Aiki, build a beautiful world and a secure peace "

" Shining and echoing is the kotodama, an honored form of the Holy Parent, that single, spiritual origin (of all that is) "

Enlightening Aikido Doka and Spiritual Poems of  Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei

" Since Ancient days the virtues of training in the Two Ways Both of the Sword and of the Pen has brought realization in the body and in the soul "

" The techniques of AIKI follow the principles of Kusanaqi Thus they protect the Way of the Buddhas, the (Shinto) gods, and this world of manifestations "

" The form and beauty that is the world of Heaven and Earth has become one family "

Master Morihei Ueshiba O'Sensei developed the martial art of Aikido from his combat studies of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu with Sokaku Takeda, and his spiritual studies with the Omoto Kyo and Onisaburi Deguchi.

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