Encounters with O'Sensei
Doka Prev WW II
Doka Post WW II
The Art of Peace
MEMOIRS OF MORIHEI UESHIBA O SENSEI
The Hiden Diaries: A Day in the Life of Morihei Ueshiba by Anonymous
Takako KUNIGOSHI Photos
Virginia MAYHEW Photos
Videos of Seigo Yamaguchi Sensei
Videos of Tada Sensei
Videos of Saotome Sensei
Transmission, Inheritance, Emulation by Peter Goldsbury
Aiki is the power of harmony between all things
Polish it ceaselessly
You people of the Way.
The great and honored God
Taught us the way to govern the world
By creating the 75 sounds (of the Kotodama).
In these teachings listen most
To the rhythm of the strike and thrust
To train in the basics (omote)
Is to practice the very secrets of the art.
Through the 75 movements of compassion
The events of this world
Evermore do flourish
Oh great and honored Deity!
With "Eiiii" cut him down!
That enemy that lurks within
Instruct him with "yah"
Guide him with "Toh".
Blend the ki within the self (ki-musubi)
Stand erect in the very center
Polish the spirit
"The Way of the Mountain Echo".
In the self-mind standing always
In the very center of it I do live
The stance (kamae) of Love is
"The Way of the Mountain Echo."
The Way of our Gods!
The clear and those red and white
The Way of Aiki is one of the divine techniques
To which only a narrow gate does lead.
The honored techniques if Ki
May manifest the spirit of the Great Snake
Or that of Bees
To make such spirits (tama) appear
Is the Way of Takemusu.
The precious techniques of Ki!
They, the spirits (tama) does subdue and pacify
IN these techniques of misogi purification
Please direct us, Oh gods of Heaven and Earth!
In a landscape abundant with advanced weaponry
The Living soles become one in prayer
With the virtue of the workings of the God of Creation (samuhara).
The Way of the God! (kannagara)
The well-practiced sword
Must be made transparent and shining
Through the grace of the Divine.
The Ki of the Great Origin
Is Full and abundant
The Heavens and the Earth, all Creation itself
From here began.
The multitudinous worlds of this existing universe
All at once are opened.
The second opening of the Great Stone Door.
The structure of the myriad worlds of this universe
Is brought to completion by its divine Parent (mi-oya)
And so I will leave it be
As she left it.
Except for blending with the void
There is no way to understand
The Way of Aiki.
The Pine, the Bamboo, and the Plum
The make up of Ki that we are training to purify
From where do they arise?
The Water and Fire of the change in the self.
With a mighty roar
The encompassing love of the lord
Gives birth to the great Universe
His holy works thus come into being.
The bejeweled spirit-sword of Susanoo
Down to the world did come
There to shine in the eastern sky.
Fully knowing it to be
A matter of life and death before us
We may chose to withdraw
But the enemy will not allow it.
The vast Universe!
The Way of Aiki to become
The light of all mankind
Opening all the world.
Takemusu comes to be
Through Aiki with fire and
Water of the Holy Parent
The workings of this union are
The superlative beauty of the works of God.
Though we may honor it
We can never praise enough
The godly technique of the Way of Aiki
The godly technique of the small gate.
The "Cross Of Aiki" (Love-Ki)
Of the structure of the Great and Swift God
The meritorious deeds (samuhara) of the
God of the Eight Powers.
With the sakaki and the tuski
Purify the spirit
The motherly parent of Izu
Is here in the workings (samuhara) of god.
Always and always
Pour yourself into technical training
To face the multitude as if it were one
Is the Way of the Shugo-sha.
To the Technique of Tsurugi
Neither brush nor word of mouth can render due service
Saying nothing you must go fourth
And so must you know (satori).
The way of Izu has become
The Aiki of Heaven Earth and Man
Oh, let us keep this Way
Ye Gods of the Universe (ten-chi).
Let us bind together
Heaven and Earth, God and Man
So we may guard and protect
This age of ours.
mind of the person of the Way (do-jin)
Penetrates through to reveal
The evil devil that lurks inside the self.
The time is now!
Make straight the bonds that link
Heaven, Fire, Water and Earth
Let me stand as your guide.
The sun, the moon and the earth
All have become Aiki
Standing on this bridge
The great expanse of the sea is
The Way of the Mountain Echo.
Stand on the bridge that was built
Through the Aiki of fire and the water
In the great expanse of the void
There is the Mountain Echo.
I smile again to see
The King of the Eight Powers
About to give his battle cry.
The purification techniques (misogi-waza)
I have learned from God and Revelation
Aiki is built by the god(s).
Masakatsu and Agatsu
By Aiki with the spirit of the Godly Parent
Save and invigorate
You own body and soul.
Inviting him in he approaches
A wind in made to blow
Cut it off, retain it and perfect it
Through the Aiki (love-ki) of God.
For the sake of my heart
There appeared a perfect void
On the floating bridge.
A benefaction of the Lord.
Pondering (the state of) this world
I fall into a lament
Only to be reinvigorated again
When the light of the tumbling clouds
Builds the "vigorous force" inside me.
"Build up the world"
This command he did grasp
Received from the honored mother of the nation
Thus stands Katsuhayabi
On the Floating Bridge of the Heavens.
Looking at this world
Only a coward complains of what he sees
As for me
Let me stand courageously
In the face of God's rage.
Though only one enemy calls you out
Be on your nest guard
To deal with one adversary in the spirit of facing ten thousands
Is the Way if the Warrior.
With links and ties too numberless to be known
Is found in the body and souls of the people
They who will enlighten the world.
Ah, the precious Izu and Mizu
Together, the Cross of Aiki
Advance with courage
In the voice of Mizu