Friday, April 10, 2015

Morihei Ueshiba

The long front hallway at Song and Spirit is lined with our gallery of saints, sages and peacemakers of all faiths. Here is another one:
Morihei Ueshiba (1883–1969) was a famous martial artist and founder of the Japanese martial art of Aikido. He re-interpreted budo -- The Way of the Warrior -- in a radically new light.

“The source of budo is God’s love,” says Ueshiba, “It is the spirit of loving protection for all beings… Budo is not the felling of an opponent by force; nor is it a tool to lead the world to destruction with arms. True Budo is to accept the spirit of the universe, keep the peace of the world, correctly produce, protect and cultivate all beings in nature.” 

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What's so important about having an interfaith institute for peace? We allow everyday people the opportunity to see with eyes of enchantment, to see that we are all on this planet and within this mystery together - so that we can all become people who make a difference in the world!

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