What I am teaching you is the Tao – the Way – that harmonizes man and the [natural] universe. It is a resonance that comes from the ocean.
– – – translated (and possibly paraphrased in translation) by Itsuo Tsuda, recorded by André Nocquet Shihan. Published in Shobu aïki. La victoire selon l’art chevaleresque de Morihei Ueshiba, by J-D. Cauhépé and A. Kuang, p.37