The inspirational teachings in this collection show that the real way of the warrior is based on compassion, wisdom, fearlessness, and love of nature. The teachings are drawn from the talks and writings of Morihei Ueshiba, founder of the popular Japanese martial art of Aikido, a mind-body... read more
“What we need are techniques of harmony, not contention. The Art of Peace is required, not the Art of War.”Morihei Ueshiba
“Bushido is not learning how to die. Bushido is learning how to live, how to protect and foster life. Even in war, the taking of human life is to be avoided as much as possible. It is always a sin to kill. Give your opponents every chance to make peace.”Morihei Ueshiba
“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. Tear 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
“Material martial arts fixate on physical objects. That kind of martial art is a source of endless contention because it is based on the opposition of two forces. A spiritual martial art view things on a higher level. Its base is love, and it looks at things in their totality. It is formless, and never seeks to make enemies.”Morihei Ueshiba
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