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Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) was the founder of the martial art known as Aikido which can be translated as “The Art of Peace”…this was his path.
From the introduction of “The Art of Peace”:
“Even as an old man of eighty, Morihei could disarm any foe, down any number of attackers, and pin an opponent with a single finger. Although invincible as a warrior, Morihei was above all a man of peace who detested fighting, war, and any kind of violence.”
I recommend this book to all who value spiritual expansion and peace. Morihei was transformed through three visions that profoundly changed his life to which he dedicated the remainder of his days in teaching and living peace.
A quote translated by John Stevens:
“Daily training in the Art of Peace allows your inner divinity to shine brighter and brighter. Do not concern yourself with the right and wrong of others. Do not be calculating or act unnaturally. Keep your mind set on the Art of Peace, and do not criticize other teachers or traditions. The Art of Peace never restrains, restricts, or shackles anything. It embraces all and purifies everything.”