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May Peace Prevail on Earth
When you perform misogi, your spiritual part is lifted up to the heavens, and your raw animal spirits descend into the earth [ – make contact again with the earth – ] and then, over time: as you perform misogi for months and for years, your raw animal spirits gradually re-join your spiritual part.
– – – O’Sensei, probably audio-recorded by by Masatake Fujita, transcribed by Sadateru Arikawa Shihan, published in Aiki-Shinzui, p. 80
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
Now… the kind of misogi that we do in water: the world of this water contains the three worlds – manifest, hidden, divine.
And what do we mean by “manifest, hidden, divine?” Well, the manifest world is t h i s world, the everyday world that we live in. Then… the hidden world is the world of Buddhism, [the dharma-world where karma operates.] And the divine world is the world of the spirit.
– – – O’Sensei, probably audio-recorded by by Masatake Fujita, transcribed by Sadateru Arikawa Shihan, published in Aiki-Shinzui, p.138
Ki techniques of the body
calm the spirit –
give us guidance : –
the heavenly – and earthly – kami…
– – – O’Sensei