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The Art of Peace The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba
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“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 weakens and defeats you.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“When you bow deeply to the universe, it bows back; when you call out the name of God, it echoes inside you.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“To injure an opponent is to injure yourself. To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“Never fear another challenger, no matter how large; Never despise another challenger, no matter how small.

Large does not always defeat little. Little can become large by constant building; large can become little by falling apart.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“The Art of Peace begins with you. Work on yourself and your appointed task in the Art of Peace. Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here for no other purpose than to realize your inner divinity and manifest your inner enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter.

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, The Art of Peace
“In the art of peace, a single cut of the sword summons up the wondrous powers of the universe. That one sword links the past, present, and future; it absorbs the universe. Time and space disappear. All of creation, from the distant past to the present moment, lives in the sword. All human existence flourishes right here in the sword you hold in your hands. You are now prepared for anything that may arise.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“Your spirit is the true shield.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“Do not fail
to learn from
The pure voice of an
Ever-flowing mountain stream
Splashing over the rocks.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“We can no longer rely on the external teachings of Buddha, Confucius, or Christ. The era of organized religion controlling every aspect of life is over. No single religion has all the answers. Construction of shrine and temple buildings is not enough. Establish yourself as a living buddha image. We all should be transformed into goddesses of compassion or victorious buddhas.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“The true meaning of the 'samurai' is one who serves and adheres to the power of love.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“An attack is proof that one is out of control.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“The Art of Peace is the principle of nonresistance. Because it is nonresistant it is victorious from the beginning. Those with evil intentions or contentious thoughts are instantly vanquished. The Art of Peace is invincible because it contends with nothing.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“The penetrating brilliance of swords
Wielded by followers of the Way
Strikes at the evil enemy
Lurking deep within
Their own souls and bodies.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“The Art of Peace is the religion that is not a religion; it perfects and completes all religions.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“Warriorship is none other than the vitality that sustains all life.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“Do away with emperors, kings, and artificial government; establish true equality; abolish capitalism; live in God’s heart, simply and purely!”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“Those who are enlightened never stop forging themselves.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“A warrior is always engaged in a life-and-death struggle for peace.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“Can there really be a martial art in which one downs his attacker with a smile?”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“The purpose of education is to open your spirit. Modern education has forgotten this. The entire universe is a huge open book, full of miraculous things, and that is where true learning must be sought. In that spirit, take responsibility, train hard, develop yourselves, bloom in this world, and bear fruit.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“The divine does not like to be shut up in a building. The divine likes to be out in the open. It is right here in this very body. Each one of us is a miniature universe, a living shrine.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“The purpose of the Art of Peace is to fashion sincere human beings; a sincere human being is one who has unified body and spirit, one who is free of hesitation or doubt, and one who understands the power of words.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“True prayer has no set form.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“The universe is our greatest teacher, our greatest friend. It is always teaching us the Art of Peace. Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Everything—mountains, rivers, plants, and trees—should be your teacher. The world’s wisdom is contained in books, and by studying the words of the wise, countless new techniques can be created. Study and practice, and then reflect on your progress. The Art of Peace is the art of learning deeply, the art of knowing oneself.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“Iron is full of impurities that weaken it; through forging, it becomes steel and is transformed into a razor-sharp sword. Human beings develop in the same fashion”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“Life is a divine gift. The divine is not something outside of us; it is right in our very center; it is our freedom.”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“Failure is the key to success; Each mistake teaches us something”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“I want to know everything; my curiosity is boundless”
Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace
“Throw your partner by not throwing, pin him by not pinning.”
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