are some of the founder's teachings concerning the essence of aikido.
Aikido is a manifestation
of a way to reorder the world of humanity as though everyone were
of one family. Its purpose is to build a paradise right here on
Aikido is nothing but an expression of
the spirit of Love for all living things.
It is important not to be concerned with
thoughts of victory and defeat. Rather, you should let the ki
of your thoughts and feelings blend with the Universal.
Aikido is not an art to fight with enemies
and defeat them. It is a way to lead all human beings to live
in harmony with each other as though everyone were one family.
The secret of aikido is to make yourself become one with the universe
and to go along with its natural movements. One who has attained
this secret holds the universe in him/herself and can say, "I
am the universe."
If anyone tries to fight me, it means
that s/he is going to break harmony with the universe, because
I am the universe. At the instant when s/he conceives the desire
to fight with me, s/he is defeated.
Nonresistance is one of the principles
of aikido. Because there is no resistance, you have won before
even starting. People whose minds are evil or who enjoy fighting
are defeated without a fight.
The secret of aikido is to cultivate a
spirit of loving protection for all things.
I do not think badly of others when they
treat me unkindly. Rather, I feel gratitude towards them for giving
me the opportunity to train myself to handle adversity.
You should realize what the universe is
and what you are yourself. To know yourself is to know the universe.
Taken with permission from the Aikido
Primer by Eric Sotnak
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