Teaching Maruyama Sensei 09-09-2013

I am mind itself

9 september 2013

“I am mind itself” Maruyama Koretoshi, the Founder of Aikido Yuishinkai

The motto of Aikido Yuishinkai members starts with the words “I am mind itself”. I think that you visit this Facebook page because first you simply thought that you should “visit it”.
We even unconsciously turn into action what we have been thinking about in our heart. Even a word, before it is said, at first is a thought which later becomes a word. We often say “happiness”, “unhappiness” – but all this is defined by our thought.

Many people can often say that they want money, but money can be given another name – currency (the money in circulation). In Japanese language the word “currency” is in keeping with the word “passing away”. But it is doubtful that somebody would like to pass away owning a vast fortune (millions of dollars).
In fact if we have money, we can buy what we like.
We can travel abroad.
Thus money is a means of getting joy in our heart.

However “money” does not come down to our purses, and besides you do nothing yourself.
If you make people happy, if people start feeling happy and they think: “this is worth paying” – that is enough for the money to come to you by itself.
But in this case no fraud is acceptable.
Because then if one day money comes to you it won’t last long.
Besides it is possible to incur people’s hatred. And this hatred is ten times, hundred times more dangerous than a mere mortal can imagine.
Eventually one who makes troubles for others will inevitably meet with some “disease”, some “accident” and the end of him will be sad.
I have been living in this world for 77 years and I have seen the end of such people.

We often say “destiny”, but it would be more correct to say “the cause and effect”.

There is “a cause”, therefore there is “an effect”.
And this “cause” is not only my own self but also my parents, their parents and parents of parents’ parents and so on infinitely. Their “thoughts”, i.e. “causes”, are in our genes.

But the only “cause” (seed) can not make the flower blossom, or make a fruit set.
A “connection” is needed.
For plants it is soil, water, nutrients, sunlight, for a human being – it is parents, brothers and sisters, family, relatives, friends and acquaintances, teachers, colleagues, bosses and other people around us in our daily life. Moreover, it includes an environmental area, upbringing and education, various influences which we are exposed to in our course of life.
As a result, “mind” = “thoughts” is formed; in a different way the flower begins to blossom, the fruit (life) is set.
And that is an effect.

How to treat his thoughts, what the soul is – that is essential for a human being to learn in his life.

While treating any thing it is important to have “love” and “gratitude”.
The modern Japanese character “love” (愛) was borrowed from China, but originally the concept of “love” for Japanese people was written like “the will of Heaven”. “Heaven” means “God”, that is the will of great universe that created us.

Hundreds of millions years ago from the sea of the hydrocyanic acid after Earth creation a drop of oxygen was formed which after tens of millions of years turned into the oxygen sea which in its turn brought a microscopic life to life, that microscopic life developed and then mankind appeared and now we exist.
Isn’t it “the will of Heaven”, that is love?
To feel the value of life given by God, to appreciate it – this is gratitude.
It is “the will of Heaven and gratitude” that we should refer to as the most essential in our life.
I was not the only one who was given a life by God. Everybody was given.
We are all created in God’s image.
Life is a universal energy circulating within us.
We were all given life from the same source.
The energy of the universe consists in the Supreme Power.
The Supreme Power is thoughts=mind.
That is what “I am mind itself” means.
Heaven is God.
God is in all things.
God exists being our mind, being our body, being the universal energy.
God gave us everything, and above all is “life”.
That is why we should also bestow each other “love and gratitude”.
“Let us bestow each other and prosper together!” – say these words several tens of times a day.
Joy will appear naturally.
And amazingly money will also appear in our purses.
If to say “I have no money” – the will of Heaven never comes to you.
Heaven will think: “If one has no money, then one doesn’t need it”.

To the best of your abilities you must do everything “transient” (passing) as much as possible.
If to increase its fluidity, “money”, due to this fact, will appear on its own in your purse. However money, as far as possible, should be used to make other people happy.
If to spend money only on your own satisfaction, it will only make some dealers happy but other people will never feel your good will and will never be grateful to you.
Thus if you do not get “gratitude”, your money will never come back.
To become a man who is given thanks: “he is worth the money spent”, in other words, you must become a man who has “the will of Heaven = love” within himself.

Next time I will write how to become such a man.

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