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    Rlei_ki
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    First Principles

    Post by Rlei_ki on Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:30 am

    FIRST PRINCIPLES



    One day, a Reiki Student went to see his Master.

    “Master,” he said, “I am conflicted.
    Originally, when I was taught the Reiki Principles in Japanese, I learnt that these characters,” he paused momentarily,
    held out a xerox copy of the Principles, and pointed to the characters: [ 怒るな ] then continued, “should be read as: 'oko-ru na'.
    Now I have been told that they should be read as 'ika-ru na'.
    Master, which is correct?

    “Ah, yes.” the Master nodded, “It is the nature of kanji characters that they tend to have several different 'readings'
    - often depending on context.
    The kanji:[ 怒 ] in the first Principle can indeed be read as: ika, and it can also be read as: oko.”

    “So, which is correct Master - in this context?”

    The Master smiled.
    “Both”, he said.

    The student frowned slightly.

    “Nowadays, the Master explained, “oko is the more usual reading in this context.
    However, it is believed by some that, in Usui-sensei's time, ika was the more usual reading.
    So, in reading the first Principle as 'ika-ru na', we honour the tradition of the past.
    In reading the first Principle as 'oko-ru na', we honour the present. (“Just for Today...”)
    There is great power in Tradition.
    Yet there is also great power in being Mindfully Present in the NOW.”

    The student was silent for a while - a very serious expression on his face.

    At last, he spoke.
    “Thank you for explaining this Master, but now I am even more conflicted.
    Do I read this Principle as 'ika-ru na' and honour the Power of Tradition, or do I read it as 'oko-ru na' and honour the Power of Now?”

    “Ah, decisions, decisions!” the Master said, in a kind-hearted, playfully mocking tone. Then,
    “Of course you could always settle for a compromise – alternate between the two - read it as 'ika-ru na' one time, and as 'oko-ru na' the next.”

    The Student was nodding thoughtfully. “Yes, possibly …”

    “However, “ the master suggested, “perhaps the best answer to your predicament is to be found in a totally different 'reading'.

    The student looked even more confused. “A different reading”


    “Yes,” the Master said, “The reading of the SECOND Principle ...”





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    Re: First Principles

    Post by Carina_NZ on Sun Mar 31, 2013 10:00 pm

    Love!
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    Re: First Principles

    Post by CpillaYogaReiki on Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:59 am

    That's awesome! Thanks so much for sharing flower
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    Re: First Principles

    Post by Frank on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:03 am

    A great story!

    Dear James, who wrote this? Did you write it?

    *Gasshō*
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    Re: First Principles

    Post by Rlei_ki on Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:29 pm

    Hi Frank,

    Yes, I wrote it


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    Frank wrote:A great story!

    Dear James, who wrote this? Did you write it?

    *Gasshō*
    Frank


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    Re: First Principles

    Post by Lambs-Wool on Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:05 pm

    lovely exposition Smile


    Rlei_ki wrote:
    There is great power in Tradition.
    Yet there is also great power in being Mindfully Present in the NOW.”

    these are two different things James ?

    Smile

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    Re: First Principles

    Post by Frank on Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:48 pm

    Thanks for writing and sharing James
    It is a great way to draw special attention to Shinpai suna. It really builds up.

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    Re: First Principles

    Post by Pachamama on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:28 pm

    ahha!! brilliant Very Happy

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