Morihei Ueshiba

Found 17 thoughts of Morihei Ueshiba

Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher.

Morihei Ueshiba

There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within.

Morihei Ueshiba

Mankind's role is to fulfil his heaven-sent purpose through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all creation and loves all things.

Morihei Ueshiba

When an opponent comes forward, move in and greet him; if he wants to pull back, send him on his way.

Morihei Ueshiba

Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.

Morihei Ueshiba

If your heart is large enough to envelop your adversaries, you can see right through them and avoid their attacks. And once you envelop them, you will be able to guide them along the path indicated to you by heaven and earth.

Morihei Ueshiba

Those who are possessed by nothing possess everything.

Morihei Ueshiba

All life is a manifestation of the spirit, the manifestation of love.

Morihei Ueshiba

The art of Peace I practice has room for each of the world's eight million gods, and I cooperate with them all. The God of Peace is very great and enjoins all that is divine and enlightened in every land.

Morihei Ueshiba

To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury in the Art of Peace.

Morihei Ueshiba

Your heart is full of fertile seeds, waiting to sprout.

Morihei Ueshiba

In extreme situations, the entire universe becomes our foe; at such critical times, unity of mind and technique is essential - do not let your heart waver!

Morihei Ueshiba

The heart of a human being is no different from the soul of heaven and earth. In your practice always keep in your thoughts the interaction of heaven and earth, water and fire, yin and yang.

Morihei Ueshiba

Progress comes to those who train and train; reliance on secret techniques will get you nowhere.

Morihei Ueshiba

One does not need buildings, money, power, or status to practice the Art of Peace. Heaven is right where you are standing, and that is the place to train.

Morihei Ueshiba

As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you.

Morihei Ueshiba

The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.

Morihei Ueshiba