So your partner, as an aura… (Rei no aite…)

So your partner,  [seen] as an aura,  comes in with a straight punch. You should catch it with a light that is impregnated with the light of  “I am coming in with a straight punch.”  This is to say, precisely, that you should change your own  energy-state to be like the light of “I am coming in with a straight punch.”  Making this light a floating bridge, you should turn in its  direction and go in that direction yourself.  Now…  you have this experience every day:  with the ki of the sun and of the moon, with the  kokyu of the sky and the kokyu of the earth, and with the ebb and flow of the tides: these are four jewels to which you absolutely have to be sensitized – and then [instinctively] you will know how to do this.

– – – O’Sensei,  probably audio-recorded by by Masatake Fujita, transcribed by Sadateru Arikawa Shihan,  published in Aiki-Shinzui,  p.14

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