Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 68-6 Aikido & Tariki / Other people's power
This is called the use of other people's power. (Ch.68)
Use other people's power by lowering yourself without competing.
This is the idea of Aikido.
Synchronize the energy.
Use the opponent's power.
When you look at this from the Buddhists' point of view, this is Tariki / Other-power.
You are not in charge of your own salvation, but Amida Butsu / Amitābha Buddha will take care of it.
This Tariki / Other-power is a useful tool.
Thanks to the presence of Amida, who is the mighty force outside you, you can reduce your resistance.
-True samurai 68-1
-True warrior 68-2
-True winner 68-3
-Lower than people 68-4
-No competition 68-5
-Aikido and Tariki / Other people's power 68-6
-Limit of space and time 68-7
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 68
Tao answers your question!
☞The moment you have understood Tariki = Jiriki, you don't need any names to grasp the secret of Life. The moment you have accepted Aikido = Life, you don't need to fight. ☞Japanese novelist Hiroyuki Itsuki confesses his childhood experience of escape. Morihei Ueshiba was one of the great masters of Aikido.