Tama no Hireburi Fune kogi
Entering a state of receptivity
3> The accumulation of knowledge
and virtue only happens with gentleness.
Rising of Fire corresponding to receptivity to the
complementary Element, [Water]..
4> Right foot forward. Mese.
Bringing the energies of Water to yourself.
Life develops harmoniously through the reciprocal interpenetration of the two Elements [Water and Fire]. Heaven and Earth become unified. The branches of the tree deploy.
5> The ‘ethers‘ of Heaven and Earth
fuse to produce internal fire which will rise.
6> Left foot forward. Nete.
Air is born of the union of Water and Fire in an
unceasing continuum. The “Child” of this union
“Ki-Lightning-THunder” is let loose, and “bursts out”, spreading peace in the 4 directions. The sound is the “result” of the shock between the yang of the ether and the yin of the internally accumulated submission. Blossoming of the tree’s blossom.
7> Peace engenders humility and the
seven successive modifications of being.
1) which curiously evokes its Japanese homonym: “Ei-ei” – “eternally”.
Le jeu des energies réspiratoires, gestuelles et sonores dans la pratique de l’aikido, J.-D Cauhépé and A. Kuang, p. 167