Many Aikido masters say with skill-if you own Aikido, you own yourself. People Aikido-people not only engaged in martial arts and his body, it is people who have developed and develop a rich spiritual experience. This article includes examples of the foundations of the spiritual heritage of Aikido and explains to the reader some of them.06.12.2015 00:01
The most famous quotes of the founder of Aikido Morihei Ueshiba
"Aikido is not a means of defeating enemies. It is a means of establishing peace and brotherly love between people."
Indeed, for centuries it is believed that the basis of Aikido is a spiritual practice that finds its connection with the practice of struggle. It is difficult to imagine that the struggle is the word itself, reflecting the struggle even by implication, in this form of martial arts is identifying the peace and love that become its Foundation. The brotherly love between people and the establishment of peace, Uesiba also pays special attention and attention.
"Aikido is not resistance, and therefore always a victory."
Not having harmony in the soul loses from the start.
Perhaps, in the concept of martial arts Morihei always laid just win, expected a win, despite a possible defeat. What might be the defeat for Morihei? It must be, but it really doesn't exist, because someone who is engaged in Aikido was able to defeat himself. So, it is impossible to win.
"Put Great and Omnipresent divine Love in your heart and your Budo will become real and creative."
As in martial arts, impossible without spiritual practice, this principle refers to creation. Struggle is creation in Aikido, in it it is connected with the world. Creation in Aikido is already in work and in work on oneself.
"True Budo is a work in the name of Love. Love is the Guardian of the Divinity of all things. The art of Aikido is the realization of divine Love."
Aikido is a really big job. Regardless of what a person sees in martial arts to a greater extent-spiritual development or physical development, this quote clearly reflects the essence of the true Budo. Aikido-above all, work. Work on ourselves, on the inner and outer world that each of us has.
"Aikido, devoid of attachment to anything, supports and protects everything in this world, without making a difference."
One of the amazing dogma of the masters. Indeed, the philosophy of Aikido does not imply differences between anything: people, phenomena, events. There is a common single concept, a common concept directed in one direction and carrying one meaning: "everything is done by love". And for love there are neither good nor bad, no contradictions. The support of everything in this world is a true manifestation of love itself.