Wise Sayings

„All at once I understood the nature of creation: the Way of a Warrior is to manifest Divine Love, a spirit that embraces and nurtures all things. Tears of gratitude and joy streamed down my cheeks I saw the entire earth as my home. And the sun, moon, and stars as my intimate friends. All attachment to material things vanished.“

 Morihei Ueshiba, 1925
Ueshiba’s barehanded duel with a swordsman is recreated in Taigi 22

„Around two o’clock in the morning as I was performing ritual purification, I suddenly forgot every martial art technique I had ever learned. All of the techniques handed down from my teachers appeared completely anew. Now they were vehicles for the cultivation of life, knowledge, virtue, and good sense, not devices to throw and pin people.“

Morihei Ueshiba, 1940

„If you send your mind to the core of the earth so that anyone trying to move you must move the planet, are you really physically attached to millions of tons of rock?“

 C. M. Shifflett, 1997, A Sampler of Ki excercises

„Die Vergangenheit ist eine Illusion. Du musst lernen, in der Gegenwart zu leben und Dich für das zu akzeptieren, was Du jetzt bist. Was Dir an Flexibilität und Beweglichkeit fehlt, musst Du mit Wissen und ständiger Übung aufholen.“

Bruce Lee