The Transmission of the method of Water…

by Shido Yamaguchi,  MIZUHO-NO-TSUTAE,  Hi no Maki  fascicle II…

Our normal human voice goes no further than the human ear: beyond that it dies to nothing and is extinguished.  But the breath – iki – that is bright with the light of the kami, being the breath of the universe, does not die out and is not extinguished.  People of the four seas and the ten thousand nations,  although their utterances are many and varied, when [utterance is made with] this breath,  bright with the light of the kami, [and it] is heard,  they become – because it comes from heaven – one people, all as one  in justice and equality.   And so the dharani of India, the eki divination-traditions of China,  the [fire-kokyu and water-kokyu] iki-traditions of Japan,  each of these varied utterances, because they transform [the normal human voice] into the spirit of the universe,  become a way to obtain the heart of heaven.

– – – from the   Kototama Hissho,  by Shido Yamaguchi,  p.29

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