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May Peace Prevail on Earth
It rains and rains…
from up on the ridge: the wind in the pines…
down here in the valley: water…running…
– – – Gusai
So, amongst the vowels, A I U are the most used and the most important, because they correspond to the three fundamental energies of Shiva: the energy of transcendent consciousness ‘A’, that of will-power ‘I’ and that of awakening ‘U’. To attain salvation the yogi retraces the cosmic process in reverse direction – with the aim of being reabsorbed.
– – – Métamorphose de la violence par l’Aikido de Sumikiri, J.-D Cauhépé and A. Kuang, p. 297
Over in Akishino,
up in distant mountain villages
the drizzle must be freezing:
high on Mount Ikoma’s peak
the heavy clouds hang thick and close…
– – – Saigyo
Without color and without form, the Great Benevolent Spirit, because it is without color and transparent, and embodying the most complete purity, the most complete innocence, the most complete holiness, the most complete beauty, the most complete honesty, the most complete virtue, the most complete and supreme love, is the most important in the divine teachings. And so misogi techniques were created, and so the Way of Aiki was created. And through the marvelous functioning of kotodama, the whole great world is made bright and pure again. And through this the misogi of Heaven and earth, the landscape and humanity is performed.
– – – O’Sensei, probably audio-recorded by by Masatake Fujita, transcribed by Sadateru Arikawa Shihan, published in Aiki-Shinzui, p. 142