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Saturday, March 31, 2012

The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up...


Lead me from dreaming to waking.
Lead me from opacity to clarity. Lead me from the complicated to the simple. Lead me from the obscure to the obvious. Lead me from intention to attention. Lead me from what I'm told I am to what I see I am. Lead me from confrontation to wide openness. Lead me to the place I never left, Where there is peace, and peace -from the Upanishads- Unless you know the emptiness and bliss inside yourself..you'll be a robot forced by the same emptiness and bliss trying to know itself..by pain.. ...inside your self also..trust me!..said the mahayogi!
*note* be aware the reason for this blog was in the beginning mainly(though it evolved ..like you did,grasshoppers..see?..you have grown large teeth,indeed.. to provide to people a reliable oracle(or fortune teller),if you press the,,random post,,and ask 3 times aloud..this is how I set up my mahayogi magick in the first place..now I'll comment a bit about the ,,donkey on the well.. post of mine..taken from http://www.spiritual-short-stories.com/spirit/spiritual-short-story-73-The+Donkey+In+The+Well.html 
anyway...be careful that without the dirt,the donkey could not get out of the well,and this is the secret of the creation process itself...now open up your overgrown salad looking grasshoppers ears...and use them to see good the very meaning of my words.....because YOU become a conscious donkey only after you escape the well...not before..so use that dirt,please...quote"This marvel cannot be measured with consciousness or emotion. On the journey accept your function, in your house please sustain it. Comprehending birth and death, leaving causes and conditions, genuinely realize that from the outset your spirit is not halted. So we have been told that the mind that embraces all the ten directions does not stop anywhere."Hongzhi Zhengjue (1091-1157)
http://kriptodanny.blogspot.com/2011/04/conduct-of-moon-and-cloudsfrom-hongzhi.html

The Conduct of the Moon and Clouds and the great Kripto  spirit within you..same as mine,yet individual(don't try to understand this,you'll get a headache ..grasshoppers from heaven..just trust the mighty mahayogi this time..:)..when you'll meditate more,you'll understand ..trust my wisdom muscles!
kiss:)
ps..it based on the fractal resonating energy...and on the  Quantum mechanics  
 energy...let me quote a a bit about it..but imagine some large carrot ..which is in 2 places in the same time,it is unique and the source of the 12 inch carrot....yet it is individual in manifesting in those 2 places.. and the individual carrot is based on the resonance factor of the source carrot,and the source carrot doesn't exist as manifestation .. unless there is some carrot watching the carrot...told you ...you'd get a headache trying to understand this stuff..grasshoppers from heaven..I love you all!!..always did!..kiss:)
Is the snake eating it's own tail..more then this I can't explain ..even though I am fully understanding the process..trust me...that's why I love you!!..IT MAKES ME SMILE WHEN YOU ARE IN DOUBT..TRUST ME!!!..
"
Quantum mechanics (QM - also known as quantum physics, or quantum theory) is a branch of physics dealing with physical phenomena where the action is on the order of the Planck constant. Quantum mechanics departs from classical mechanics primarily at the atomic and subatomic scales, the so-called "quantum realm". QM provides a mathematical description of much of the dual particle-like and wave-like ("wavicle") behavior and interactions of energy and matter.
In advanced topics of quantum mechanics, some of these behaviors are macroscopic and only emerge at extreme (i.e. very low or very high) energies or temperatures. The name "quantum mechanics" derives from the observation that some physical quantities can change only in discrete amounts (Latin quanta), and not in a "continuous" (cf. analog) way. For example, the angular momentum of an electron bound to an atom or molecule is quantized.[1] In the context of quantum mechanics, the wave–particle duality of energy and matter and the uncertainty principle provide a unified view of the behavior of photons, electrons, and other atomic-scale objects.
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Therefore..in my formidable mercy from heaven..I shall not explain you how it works this time...grasshoppers from heaven..but you have my eternal mahayogi kiss always..KISS:)  
-added by danny-
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Donkey in the well

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally he decided the animal was too old, and the well needed to be covered anyway and that it just wasn't worth retrieving the donkey. So he invited all his neighbours to come over and help him.
They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement, he quietened down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well and was astonished at what he saw. With every shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.

Author unknown



The student asked: “A sage's response to changing conditions

is unlimited. Does he have to study beforehand?”

He should worry only about his mind's not being

clear, and not about the inability to respond to all changing conditions.”

— Wang Yang Ming (1472-1529)
Those whom have ears to hear,let them see..those whom have eyes to see..let them hear good...Kripto Yoga  2.12


The Conduct of the Moon and Clouds

The consistent conduct of people of the Way is like the flowing clouds with no grasping mind, like the full moon reflecting universally, not confined anywhere, glistening within each of the ten thousand forms.

Dignified and upright, emerge and make contact with the variety of phenomena, unstained and unconfused. Function the same toward all others since all have the same substance as you. Language cannot transmit this, speculation cannot reach it. Leaping beyond the infinite and cutting off the dependent, be obliging without looking for merit.

This marvel cannot be measured with consciousness or emotion. On the journey accept your function, in your house please sustain it. Comprehending birth and death, leaving causes and conditions, genuinely realize that from the outset your spirit is not halted. So we have been told that the mind that embraces all the ten directions does not stop anywhere.

-- Hongzhi Zhengjue (1091-1157)
To nourish the vital energy, keep watch in silence;
In order to subdue the mind, act with non-action.
Of movement and stillness, be aware of their origin;
There is no work to do, much less someone to seek.
The true and constant must respond to phenomena;
Responding to phenomena, you must be unconfused.
When unconfused, the nature will stabilize by itself;
When the nature stabilizes, energy returns by itself.
When energy returns, the elixir crystallizes by itself;
Within the pot, the trigrams of heaven and earth are joined.
Yīn and yáng arise, alternating over and over again;
Every transformation comes like a clap of thunder.
White clouds form and come to assemble at the peak;
The sweet nectar sprinkles down Mount Sumeru.
Swallow for yourself this wine of immortality;
You wander so freely—who is able to know you?
Sit and listen to the tune played without strings;
Clearly understand the mechanism of creation.
It comes entirely from these twenty lines;
A true ladder going straight to Heaven.-Daoist text -
To us all towns are one, all men our kin. Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill. Man's pains and pains' relief are from within. Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !." - Tamil Poem-


Friday, March 30, 2012

Kripto Yoga is here at last!!


Lead me from dreaming to waking.
Lead me from opacity to clarity. Lead me from the complicated to the simple. Lead me from the obscure to the obvious. Lead me from intention to attention. Lead me from what I'm told I am to what I see I am. Lead me from confrontation to wide openness. Lead me to the place I never left, Where there is peace, and peace -from the Upanishads- Unless you know the emptiness and bliss inside yourself..you'll be a robot forced by the same emptiness and bliss trying to know itself..by pain.. ...inside your self also..trust me!..said the mahayogi!
* .I'll try to explain more about this  formidable kripto yoga poem of mine..a true diamond and a marvel..

Kripto yoga is simple as it could be
It's not something you could see
It is something to observe
Put your hands around your stove
FEEL the heat around your belly
Cup your hands and say,,I'm merry!!
As you hold the tree of life
When you grasp it..hold it tight
Keep attention in the body
Feel the kripto getting steady
Warmth and tingles in your hands
That's how kripto really bends
Empty,yet at ones just hard
At this point..just let it fart
Is the wisdom of the belly
Raise your hands on heart,the cherry
That's the point you must have faith
Close your hands and count to eight
Like a Jesus in a prayer
That is the illusions slayer
Now forgive ,for you are spirit
Right hand on your forehead..damn it!
So is everybody..admit it!
Now grasshoppers put your fingers
Side by side..on your brain sides
Left on left..don't let past flicker
Right on right ..the future flies...
You are sparks of the divine
Just massage the top..that's fine..
Raise your spine like a coyote
Whom could know your frutti-tutti
Look ahead and wipe your face
See?..forget about distress..
Now relax,lower your hands
That is Kripto Yoga ..friends..
Feel my bliss inside your hands
If is cool ..your kripto bents
If is hot ..just watch the fire
I just burn the wrong desire
Stay with it..that is important
Find your kripto in this moment
Bliss and peace are your own nature
All I did was try to nurture ..
Your own bliss inside your selves
Your own power..
Your true aims..
So grasshoppers thank me later
Mahayogi's kiss is softer
Like a kiss from your lost friend
Like a fresh sunshine you miss..
As I said..I aim to please:)
Kiss..
Thank you for reading this poem of mine...
...grasshoppers from heaven.
I love you too:)
Kisses:)
Thus kissed the mahayogi!!..
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I'll try to explain more about this  formidable kripto yoga poem of mine..a true diamond and a marvel..,one of a kind,loved in the 3 worlds,worshiped in 10..celebrated in the 29th also by myself(since there is only me there) my poem of mine..so beautiful it is..halleluyah brothers!!!! I scream in pleasure and I kiss daily the monitor screen in joy when I read it.....with my juicy lips from heaven,,,,the cucumber wisdom brain muscle style final achievement of the best of the best of me,and I am all,plus 1...trust my 12 inch wisdom  brain muscles..I recommend you'll worship my toenails..is a sure way to get my blessings after I am dead...because Buddha died..Jesus died..and I don't feel good either....also don't forget my ass,grasshoppers from heaven...yes,I'll post a pic with my ass emanating wisdom,and you'll worship it daily...since worshiping photos these days for good luck is prevalent..I offer you the beauty of my superior wisdom ass muscles from heaven....there...if you are so numb-nuts that you don't understand the principles of creation,and you need to separate parts of yourself into gods,demons..and the mighty Kripto ass(superior to all)..then be it that way...
I might enjoy it too,punks...trust me..the joy will be all mine in the end...kiss:)
anyway..trust me,grasshoppers from heaven!
kiss:)
ps..the spine autonomous rises if true meditating,,and also breath stops,but the internal breath circuit is activated,and you feel it like an internal wind inside you,like a ventilator all over the body...in the middle stage,your feet also will radiate wind,not only your hands or top of your head...in the advanced stages you won't feel it,since the shield extends ,and is not about you anymore..trust me..said the mahayogi!
Kripto yoga is simple as it could be
It's not something you could see
ps..I meant is something to feel,at that stage..
It is something to observe
ps..with your attention
Put your hands around your stove
ps..the belly..make a cup as you hold a ball
FEEL the heat around your belly
Cup your hands and say,,I'm merry!!
As you hold the tree of life
When you grasp it..hold it tight
ps..I meant feel the energy as,,,hold it tight..the hands are relaxed.. ps..the spine autonomously rises if you're truly meditating..ponder...,,and also breath stops,but the internal breath circuit is activated,and you feel it like an internal wind inside you,like a ventilator all over the body...in the middle stage,your feet also will radiate wind,not only your hands or top of your head...in the advanced stages you won't feel it,since the shield extends ,and is not about you anymore..trust me..said the mahayogi!
Keep attention in the body
Feel the kripto getting steady
Warmth and tingles in your hands
That's how kripto really bends
Empty,yet at ones just hard
At this point..just let it fart
ps.at that point you will fart..because the energy at your belly is healing you
Is the wisdom of the belly
Raise your hands on heart,the cherry
ps..the cherry is the spirit,or the heart level
That's the point you must have faith
Close your hands and count to eight
Like a Jesus in a prayer
That is the illusions slayer
ps..Jesus from Christianity is a metaphor for let it go,,trust me,many before him and after him said the same thing...the point is on the forehead,as center.. in your body
Now forgive ,for you are spirit
Right hand on your forehead..damn it!
So is everybody..admit it!
Now grasshoppers put your fingers
Side by side..on your brain sides
 ps..the spine autonomous rises if true ,meditating,and also breath stops,but the internal breath circuit is activated,and you feel it like an internal wind inside you,like a ventilator all over the body...in the middle stage,your feet also will radiate wind,not only your hands or top of your head...in the advanced stages you won't feel it,since the shield extends ,and is not about you anymore..trust me..said the mahayogi!
Left on left..don't let past flicker
Right on right ..the future flies...
You are sparks of the divine
Just massage the top..that's fine..
Raise your spine like a coyote
ps..the spine autonomous rises if true meditating,,and also breath stops,but the internal breath circuit is activated,and you feel it like an internal wind inside you,like a ventilator all over the body...in the middle stage,your feet also will radiate wind,not only your hands or top of your head...in the advanced stages you won't feel it,since the shield extends ,and is not about you anymore..trust me
Whom could know your frutti-tutti
Look ahead and wipe your face
See?..forget about distress..
Now relax,lower your hands
That is Kripto Yoga ..friends..
Feel my bliss inside your hands
If is cool ..your kripto bents
If is hot ..just watch the fire
I just burn the wrong desire
Stay with it..that is important
Find your kripto in this moment
Bliss and peace are your own nature
All I did was try to nurture ..
Your own bliss inside your selves
Your own power..
Your true aims..
So grasshoppers thank me later
Mahayogi's kiss is softer
Like a kiss from your lost friend
Like a fresh sunshine you miss..
As I said..I aim to please:)
Kiss..
Thank you for reading this poem of mine...
...grasshoppers from heaven.
I love you too:)
Kisses:)
Thus kissed the mahayogi!!..
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-added by danny-
ps..the spine autonomous rises if true meditating,,and also breath stops,but the internal breath circuit is activated,and you feel it like an internal wind inside you,like a ventilator all over the body...in the middle stage,your feet also will radiate wind,not only your hands or top of your head...in the advanced stages you won't feel it,since the shield extends ,and is not about you anymore..trust me..said the mahayogi!
...........


The student asked: “A sage's response to changing conditions

is unlimited. Does he have to study beforehand?”

He should worry only about his mind's not being

clear, and not about the inability to respond to all changing conditions.”

— Wang Yang Ming (1472-1529)
To nourish the vital energy, keep watch in silence;



In order to subdue the mind, act with non-action.



Of movement and stillness, be aware of their origin;



There is no work to do, much less someone to seek.



The true and constant must respond to phenomena;



Responding to phenomena, you must be unconfused.



When unconfused, the nature will stabilize by itself;



When the nature stabilizes, energy returns by itself.



When energy returns, the elixir crystallizes by itself;



Within the pot, the trigrams of kǎn and lí(heaven and earth) are joined.



Yīn and yáng arise, alternating over and over again;



Every transformation comes like a clap of thunder.



White clouds form and come to assemble at the peak;



The sweet nectar sprinkles down Mount Sumeru.



Swallow for yourself this wine of immortality;



You wander so freely—who is able to know you?



Sit and listen to the tune played without strings;



Clearly understand the mechanism of creation.



It comes entirely from these twenty lines;



A true ladder going straight to Heaven.-Daoist text -

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To us all towns are one, all men our kin. Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill. Man's pains and pains' relief are from within. Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !." - Tamil Poem-

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"The center of the cyclone is that rising quiet central low-pressure place in which one can learn to live eternally. Just outside of this Center is the rotating storm of one's own ego, competing with other egos in a furious high-velocity circular dance. As one leaves center, the roar of rotating wind deafens on more and more as one joins this dance. One's centered thinking-feeling-being, one's own Satoris, are in the center only, not outside. One's pushed-pulled driven states, one's anti-Satori modes of functioning, one's self-created hells, are outside the center. In the center of the cyclone one is off the wheel of Karma, of life, rising to join the Creators of the Universe, the Creators of us.

Here we find that we have created Them who are Us...

Lilly's Law

"In the province of the mind, what is believed to be true is true or becomes true, within certain limits to be found experimentally. These limits are further beliefs to be transcended. In the province of the(true mind..added by danny) mind, there are no limits."" -- John C. Lilly -

Unless you know the emptiness and bliss inside yourself..you'll be a robot forced by the same emptiness and bliss trying to know itself..by pain..inside your self also..trust me!..said the mahayogi!

The student asked: “A sage's response to changing conditions

is unlimited. Does he have to study beforehand?”

He should worry only about his mind's not being

clear, and not about the inability to respond to all changing conditions.”

— Wang Yang Ming (1472-1529)

Those whom have ears to hear,let them see..those whom have eyes to see..let them hear good...Kripto Yoga  2.12

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

All that remains is the witness ,and that's the real you:)


Lead me from dreaming to waking.
Lead me from opacity to clarity. Lead me from the complicated to the simple. Lead me from the obscure to the obvious. Lead me from intention to attention. Lead me from what I'm told I am to what I see I am. Lead me from confrontation to wide openness. Lead me to the place I never left, Where there is peace, and peace -from the Upanishads- Unless you know the emptiness and bliss inside yourself..you'll be a robot forced by the same emptiness and bliss trying to know itself..by pain.. ...inside your self also..trust me!..said the mahayogi!
 *note*  for the Art of peace click here http://kriptodanny.blogspot.com/2008/05/art-of-peace.html I adjusted some older post of mine...This one .http://kriptodanny.blogspot.com/2010/03/it-was-scary-and-beautiful-in-same-time.html worthy of reading if you people think that Yogani with his chin pump breathing is the key to realizing the Tao..be VERY careful of these systems whom project the stages as a PRACTICE...it is true that the breath stops,but that is only if your inner breathing is active(or the real ki within you,,and you'll feel as your body is hollow and you have some ventilation coming from your top chakra..and filling your body and mind with it's juice from heaven...both mind and body go AWAY..since they are connected ..be very careful what I'm saying....ALL THAT REMAINS IS THE WITNESS,AND THAT'S THE REAL YOU....read my engorged mahayogi's 12 inch red lips again..ALL THAT REMAINS IS THE WITNESS,AND THAT'S THE REAL YOU ... 
 Behold the marvelous dentist from heaven!!
Long live the clear rainbow light!!
Thus spokenth the mahayogi
While flexing his wisdom muscles..
Behold the clear light!!!
Now you see it,now it's gone
Because you have a tooth-ache
Named false assumptions..

So take off your glasses
Maybe you'll see better
And know there was no seer
Just the light seeing itself
In the rainbow glasses
Of the clear light body...
Now go to the kriptodanny dentist
He will cure your false assumptions
There is no tooth to ache..
There is no spoon either...
All there is..is the rainbow body 
Of the tooth-ache ..
Marvelous dentist!
Now love me..kisses:)
and unless you're having transmission from a master whom already had it..good luck to you..you'll still fickle on the consciousness realm,where you project a false watcher watching your emotions,chakras,or thoughts,,or whatever comes your way..YOUR WAY will be your truth,and you won't ever think you're wrong..)
Then you die,and I'll just bury your grasshopper ass..since there is no hope of progress for you then,since you refused to practice while you're alive,and I was with you....I might as well call it a day(for you a fruitcake useless life,indeed..since the 8th consciousness or the alaya ground will force you to reincarnate and you'll loose all your memories too..) and shove some precious dirt on your dead body,along with my blessing of Halelluyah,sucker!! rot in peace,grasshopper from heaven..and thank GOD you're buried,because you stink like a corpse already....for you grasshopper refused to meditate when I was with you,and you cherished your ideas about what meditation is...but in the end..ALL THAT REMAINS IS THE WITNESS,AND THAT'S THE REAL YOU!..but by pain you'll realize that,not by my love that time..
Trust the mahayogi!
-added by danny-
(ps..this post is aimed to a certain person..and is NOT you,if you're reading it..relax..is someone else..kiss..that person will never read it,since I see the future,as a mahayogi..not my future,but of others..) 
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*note* interesting talk about the rainbow body and stuff...from Yogani forum...
This group has lots of civilized,moderated,.. long term practitioners of all kinds..some serious meditating dudes I'm telling you...worthy of investigating... so I composed this never heard stanza for the grasshoppers might benefit..because they have also banned my ass since I was trying to explain them that meditation is not only the process when you sit cross-legged like a CONSTIPATED coyote with your eyes popping out like your marry christmas chinese fireworks ..but it extends to real life,and your real life becomes meditation..but do you marvel they understood? ?..hell no..they banned me right away,and kept their yogani(the founder) the numb-nuts guru of breathing while you apply the Yogani neck pump..which is sheer insanity..you pump up the ki by breathing ... worshiping these fanatic ways will get you nowhere..trust me!.. 
 Behold the marvelous dentist
Long live the clear rainbow light!!
Thus spokenth the mahayogi
While flexing his wisdom muscles..
Behold the clear light!!!
Now you see it,now it's gone
Because you have a tooth-ache
Named false assumptions..

So take off your glasses
Maybe you'll see better
And know there was no seer
Just the light seeing itself
In the rainbow glasses
Of the clear light body...
Now go to the kriptodanny dentist
He will cure your false assumptions
There is no tooth to ache..
There is no spoon either...
All there is..is the rainbow body 
Of the tooth-ache ..
Marvelous dentist!
Now love me..kisses:)
unless you stop your thoughts from the inner real ki(kundalini) raising..and manifest the transcendental LOOKING  Prajna power of the WITNESS...you can all day long imitate the symptoms like ,,stopping the breath,,..stay straight with your spine like a tree,,..or..worship my Yogani system of enlightenment(CLUE...if controlling the breath was so important..why not Jesus or Mohamed or other creators of religions ..like Confucius for example..never mentioned it ???..or Lao Tze??..this is sheer insanity because they present advanced stages SYMPTOMS and they TAKE IT as a way of cultivation...no wonder they banned me for my stiff pine tree from heaven 12 inch brain muscle......Because I solidly gave their forum a big spit on the ground,while I scratch my mahayogi"s ass(loved in the 3 realms,respected in 12,banned from their fruitcake Yogani cretinism forum..they never wanted the marvelous kripto dentist to cure them!..)
-added by danny-
Behold the marvelous dentist
Long live the clear rainbow light!!
Thus spokenth the mahayogi
While flexing his wisdom muscles..
Behold the clear light!!!
Now you see it,now it's gone
Because you have a tooth-ache
Named false assumptions..

So take off your glasses
Maybe you'll see better
And know there was no seer
Just the light seeing itself
In the rainbow glasses
Of the clear light body...
Now go to the kriptodanny dentist
He will cure your false assumptions
There is no tooth to ache..
There is no spoon either...
All there is..is the rainbow body 
Of the tooth-ache ..
Marvelous dentist!
Now love me..kisses:)
-added by danny-
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quote:Originally posted by Christi That's what I thought. And thanks for the link. There is a beautiful description in the link of someone learning to use the light body for the first time:


the truth is that sometime ago, after heavy meditation and fasting ..I have managed to disappear as light.And survived coming back....The problem is that the universe around me also proved to be the same light.So that's WHY I started laughing like a mad man while I was in the middle of the forest...or maybe the forest was laughing too?....All I know is I could see thru my hands...and all I could see was rainbow colors ..and the trees also were made of the same stuff as me....I was,and I am..everybody.
I am you,my beloved...my beloved me.
I know for sure was not some mind trick,because I passed my hand thru some tree..and my hand went right thru it..while all the molecules of rainbow body were laughing at me for trying it..that's when I started laughing too....that was the day when I laughed about the notion of death itself.
Even the tree was laughing at me..well.... because the tree was me too...hahahahaha..lol”

Hi Christi..thank you for calling my experience ,,beautiful,,..actually it was beyond beautiful..it was scary and beautiful in the same time.

Hi guys..nice forum.
I posted on http://kriptodanny.blogspot.com/2009/09/pure-rainbow-body.html the quotes Christi refers too..They are mine,even though Christi said,,someone learning to use the light body,,.
That someone is me..anyway.
Happy to see so many serious practitioners discuss their experiences.
About that famous ,,rainbow body,, experience I've had..It took me completely by surprise.
Because seeing lights or becoming a light-beam(aka rainbow body) wasn't in my expectations..it just happened.
In retrospection,I don't think one could work for it,like..do this..and you'll go,,poof,, in a rainbow body(but maybe I'm mistaken,is just not part of my tradition)
Also,as I recall..I was at the end of a serious 8 months fasting(more or less) and meditation in the forests,while I was travelling by foot from Miami to Philadelphia...lost over 40 lb in the process.The more skinny I'd get,the more my meditations were becoming more amazing..kundalini waves were manifesting as a cool breeze in an empty shell of a skin bag,named ,,the body,,.
Total bliss indeed.
So I figured..why bother meditating,Danny..just go in the forest and abandon the body.
So as I was stepping deeper and deeper in the forest,with each step I'd abandon some deep layers of ego(while I was still in total bliss and joy).
Then I stopped still right in the middle of forest..and realized that I have abandoned even the idea of abandoning the body.
Then I asked aloud...then why I am here?
And set down in lotus,wondering about this question,looking around.,scratching my 8 months grown beard.
Then something happened...
As I abandoned even that question(why I am here?..on this earth I ment)..then poof..as I looked around..everything was light..I was a rainbow of light.I could see thru the trees too..and every one of them ,every leaf was me.
So I guess in the end it comes down to ,,letting go,, and something,the real nature will reveal itself.
When I saw that my real nature was light..and the same as the forest..I started to laugh so hard..of my previous stupidity to abandon the body.There is no one to abandon the body,see?

The meaning I got after that experience,as everything turned to normal..and the forest was there again,was that I was the light experiencing itself.
Never talked about that for years,till I read about the tibetan buddhists ,,rainbow of light,, and stuff.
Took me awhile to process the experience,really.
This stuff is real,indeed.
And about 3 weeks after that,as I was walking on the streets,I could see the people empty..just shadows of light,not aware of their essence.

Anyway,hope I haven't bothered you with my babbling ,I hope,hopefully..because you are the hope of the world(which doesn't exist,but it could if enough people realize their true nature)

with love,danny:)
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Lead me from dreaming to waking. Lead me from opacity to clarity. Lead me from the complicated to the simple. Lead me from the obscure to the obvious. Lead me from intention to attention. Lead me from what I'm told I am to what I see I am. Lead me from confrontation to wide openness. Lead me to the place I never left, Where there is peace, and peace - The Upanishads

O Sensei: I draw a circle around him. His power is contained inside that circle. No matter how strong a man he may be, he cannot extend his power outside of that circle. He becomes powerless. Thus, if you pin your opponent while you are outside of his circle, you can hold him with your index finger or your little finger. This is possible because the opponent has already become powerless.


Morihei Ueshiba (1883-1969) was history’s greatest martial artist. He was the founder of Aikido, which can be translated as “The Art of Peace.” Morihei Ueshiba is referred to by the practitioners of Aikido as O-Sensei, “The Great Teacher”. The following quotations have been compiled from O-Sensei’s collected talks, poems, and calligraphy, and from oral tradition.
Excerpted from The Art of Peace translated by John Stevens.
Contributed by William McLuskie..thanks to them. 
 ... quote"The Path is exceedingly vast. From ancient times to the present day, even the greatest sages were unable to perceive and comprehend the entire truth; the explanation and teachings of masters and saints express only part of the whole. It is not possible for anyone to speak of such things in their entirety. Just head for the light and heat, learn from the gods, and through the virtue of devoted practice of the Art of Peace, become one with the Divine. " from http://theawakeningcenter.com/innersight/2008/03/01/the-art-of-peace/
The real birth of Aikido came as the result of three instances of spiritual awakening that Ueshiba experienced. The first happened in 1925, after Ueshiba had defeated a naval officer's bokken (wooden katana) attacks unarmed and without hurting the officer. Ueshiba then walked to his garden and had a spiritual awakening.
...I felt the universe suddenly quake, and that a golden spirit sprang up from the ground, veiled my body, and changed my body into a golden one. At the same time my body became light. I was able to understand the whispering of the birds, and was clearly aware of the mind of God, the creator of the universe. At that moment I was enlightened: the source of budo is God's love - the spirit of loving protection for all beings...
*note* this guy is one of the few I found to have documented a real,,rainbow body,,..besides me..the mahayogi.
...first of all..the beauty of your spirit within and the joy is unconditional..means it is NOT dependent on conditions..it is without cause...is just is,by it's nature.
The secret of life after one's realization(and THAT is a formidable task,because without trauma you won't abandon your ego,even so you'd think that by going in samadhi you'll make it smooth..beware of my words...ego is ALL you know since birth...ego never dies,but is integrated,if you are lucky to observe the OBSERVER..ponder,grasshoppers..this is deep wisdom I'm telling you,my friends..believe me!!!..because you become the Observer only if you you're lucky ENOUGH  to have some trauma in your life..no other way,even samadhi couldN'T  give you this knowledge..you can be in samadhi for eons and not know the truth..really..I SPEAK FROM EXPERIENCE..In other words,the realization is instant....but the way you get there is formidable,because you are LOST in the mind realms..by instant I mean you know your self true nature as light..by progressive I mean integration..PONDER GRASSHOPPERS!!! usually people stop at integration,and they thing the progressive light is the one..however,they forget that the very ego is doing it..hmm?..  ) of one's true nature(Tao,or Buddha nature,or the kingdom of heaven within,or all prevailing bliss and awareness of the thoughts,or sensations,or whatever IS manifesting..) is the integration of it..and remember on that point...you must look and find stuff which bothers you outside of yourself(unless you want to be a lasy Ramana Maharish ,siting in meditation all day,and saying is all a dream)
Is a dream from the absolute point..but from the relative is real...and remember..the absolute can't know itself unless is relative..why is that?..imagine yourself being all...would you create an universe where you separate in bits,and by doing that you'd have all the fun touching yourself in infinite possibilities of touching,and knowing yourself?..I think you'd do that,my friend..that's why GOD created this universe..to experience ITSELF..and touch itself in infinite ways,while singing ,,I touch myself,,..as the Divinyls sing on the video below..please be aware that I WAS GIVEN THIS SUPERNATURAL INFO..that WE are here to experience,while I was into the woods,and asked the question,after giving up on the world...and I WAS the light,and my VOICE said..you are here to experience YOURSELF!
And I was laughing of the cosmic drama so hard...that the forest was me,and the world was my creation,just for the fun of knowing myself...but IF YOU refuse the power within,and think there is some GOD outside of yourself...you'll MISS the very reason for your existence ...and the separating forces within you will give you so much pain,that one day you'll realize the reason for suffering..GOD is NOT A FOOL..he took measures to awaken himself,and with no pain,nobody would look inside for the truth,but they'll look outside.
PONDER,grasshoppers..
quote"About that famous ,,rainbow body,, experience I've had..It took me completely by surprise.
Because seeing lights or becoming a light-beam(aka rainbow body) wasn't in my expectations..it just happened.
In retrospection,I don't think one could work for it,like..do this..and you'll go,,poof,, in a rainbow body(but maybe I'm mistaken,is just not part of my tradition)
Also,as I recall..I was at the end of a serious 8 months fasting(more or less) and meditation in the forests,while I was travelling by foot from Miami to Philadelphia...lost over 40 lb in the process.The more skinny I'd get,the more my meditations were becoming more amazing..kundalini waves were manifesting as a cool breeze in an empty shell of a skin bag,named ,,the body,,.
Total bliss indeed.
So I figured..why bother meditating,Danny..just go in the forest and abandon the body.
So as I was stepping deeper and deeper in the forest,with each step I'd abandon some deep layers of ego(while I was still in total bliss and joy).
Then I stopped still right in the middle of forest..and realized that I have abandoned even the idea of abandoning the body.
Then I asked aloud...then why I am here?
And set down in lotus,wondering about this question,looking around.,scratching my 8 months grown beard.
Then something happened...
As I abandoned even that question(why I am here?..on this earth I ment)..then poof..as I looked around..everything was light..I was a rainbow of light.I could see thru the trees too..and every one of them ,every leaf was me.
So I guess in the end it comes down to ,,letting go,, and something,the real nature will reveal itself.
When I saw that my real nature was light..and the same as the forest..I started to laugh so hard..of my previous stupidity to abandon the body.There is no one to abandon the body,see?

The meaning I got after that experience,as everything turned to normal..and the forest was there again,was that I was the light experiencing itself.
Never talked about that for years,till I read about the tibetan buddhists ,,rainbow of light,, and stuff.
Took me awhile to process the experience,really.
This stuff is real,indeed.
And about 3 weeks after that,as I was walking on the streets,I could see the people empty..just shadows of light,not aware of their essence.

Anyway,hope I haven't bothered you with my babbling ,I hope,hopefully..because you are the hope of the world(which doesn't exist,but it could if enough people realize their true nature)"
Thus spokenth the mahayogi,for those whom have ears to hear...kisses:)
-added by danny-
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.[12]
His second experience occurred in 1940 when,
"Around 2am as I was performing misogi, I suddenly forgot all the martial techniques I had ever learned. The techniques of my teachers appeared completely new. Now they were vehicles for the cultivation of life, knowledge, and virtue, not devices to throw people with."[citation needed]
His third experience was in 1942 during the worst fighting of WWII, Ueshiba had a vision of the "Great Spirit of Peace".[2]
"The Way of the Warrior has been misunderstood. It is not a means to kill and destroy others. Those who seek to compete and better one another are making a terrible mistake. To smash, injure, or destroy is the worst thing a human being can do. The real Way of a Warrior is to prevent such slaughter - it is the Art of Peace, the power of love."

In any case,he was what he was.Therefore,I post some excerpts from his book,The art of Peace,
translated by John Stevens.But please remember,he was concentrated on form(aikido is a martial art)...not the mind.Be aware that till his last days he never explained anything beyond the form(material) realm.Whatever the insights he had,he could not share them,and he took them with him,when he died.BECAUSE you must experience it by yourself,and this is beyond words.It's about transmission.It's about the stuff the dreams are made of:)
-added by Danny- http://kriptodanny.blogspot.com/2008/05/art-of-peace.html     ........YOU CAN READ his Art of Peace book on that link...I give here only the One,and the last chapters..kisses:)
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One
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 innate enlightenment. Foster peace in your own life and then apply the Art to all that you encounter...

One Hundred Thirteen
The Path is exceedingly vast. From ancient times to the present day, even the greatest sages were unable to perceive and comprehend the entire truth; the explanation and teachings of masters and saints express only part of the whole. It is not possible for anyone to speak of such things in their entirety. Just head for the light and heat, learn from the gods, and through the virtue of devoted practice of the Art of Peace, become one with the Divine.

One Hundred Fourteen
The divine beauty
Of heaven and earth!
All creation,
Members of
One family.

*note* this is the  interview with Ueshiba (from http://www.aikidofaq.com/interviews.html)

An interview with


Morihei Ueshiba O Sensei
and Kisshomaru Ueshiba The following interview, conducted by two unnamed
newspapermen, appeared in the Japanese-language text
Aikido by Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Tokyo, Kowado, 1957,
pages 198-219. It was translated from the Japanese by
Stanley Pranin and Katsuaki Terasawa.

A: When I was a college student my philosophy professor showed us a portrait of a famous philosopher, and now I am struck by his resemblance to you, Sensei. 

O Sensei: I see. Maybe I should have entered into the field of philosophy instead. The spiritual side of me is more emphasized than the physical side.

B: It is said that Aikido is quite different from Karate and Judo.
O Sensei: In my opinion, it can be said to be the true martial art. The reason for this is that it is a martial art based on universal truth. This universe is composed of many different parts, and yet the universe as a whole is united as a family and symbolizes the ultimate state of peace. Holding such a view of the universe, Aikido cannot be anything but a martial art of love. It cannot be a martial art of violence. For this reason Aikido can be said to be another manifestation of the Creator of the universe. In other words, Aikido is like a giant (immense in nature). Therefore, in Aikido, heaven and earth become the training grounds. The state of mind of the Aikidoist must be peaceful and totally nonviolent. That is to say, that special state of mind which brings violence into a state of harmony. And this I think is the true spirit of Japanese martial arts. We have been given this earth to transform into a heaven on earth. Warlike activity is totally out of place.

A: It is quite different from the traditional martial arts, then.

O Sensei: Indeed, it is quite different. If we look back over time, we see how the martial arts have been abused. During the Sengoku Period (1482-1558-Sengoku meaning "warring countries") local lords used the martial arts as a fighting tool to serve their own private interests and to satisfy their greed. This I think was totally inappropriate. Since I myself taught martial arts to be~used for the purpose of killing others to soldiers during the War, I became deeply troubled after the conflict ended. This motivated me to discover the true spirit of Aikido seven years ago, at which time I came upon the idea of building a heaven on earth. The reason for this resolution was that although heaven and earth (i.e., the physical universe) have reached a state of perfection and are relatively stable in their evolution, humankind (in particular the Japanese people) seems to be in a state of upheaval. First of all, we must change this situation. The realization of this mission is the path to the evolution of universal humanity. When I came to this realization, I concluded that the true state of Aikido is love and harmony. Thus the "Bu" (martial) in Aikido is the expression of love. I was studying Aikido in order to serve my country. Thus, the spirit of Aikido can only be love and harmony. Aikido was born in accordance with the principles and workings of the universe. Therefore, it is a Budo (martial art) of absolute victory.
B: Would you talk about the principles of Aikido? The general public regards Aikido as something mystical like ninjutsu, since you, Sensei, fell huge opponents with lightning speed and have lifted objects weighing several hundred pounds.

O Sensei: It only seems to be mystical. In Aikido we utilize the power of the opponent completely. So the more power the opponent uses, the easier it is for you.

B: Then, in that sense, there is Aiki in Judo, too, since in Judo you synchronize yourself with the rhythm of your opponent. If he pulls, you push; if he pushes, you pull. You move him according to this principle and make him lose his balance and then apply your technique.

O Sensei: In Aikido, there is absolutely no attack. To attack means that the spirit has already lost. We adhere to the principle of absolute nonresistance, that is to say, we do not oppose the attacker. Thus, there is no opponent in Aikido. The victory in Aikido is masakatsu and agatsu; since you win over everything in accordance with the mission of heaven, you possess absolute strength.

B: Does that mean ~o no sen? (This term refers to a late response to an attack.)

O Sensei: Absolutely not. It is not a question of either sensen no sen or sen no sen. If I were to try to verbalize it I would say that you control your opponent without trying to control him. That is, the state of continuous victory. There isn't any question of winning over or losing to an opponent. In this sense, there is no opponent in Aikido. Even if you have an opponent, he becomes a part of you, a partner you control only.

B: How many techniques are there in Aikido?

O Sensei: There are about 3,000 basic techniques, and each one of them has 16 variations . . . so there are many thousands. Depending on the situation, you create new ones.

A: When did you begin the study of martial arts?

O Sensei: At about the age of 14 or 15. First I learned Tenshinyo-ryu Jujitsu from Tozawa Tokusaburo Sensei, then Kito-ryu, Yagyu Ryu, Aioi-ryu, Shinkage-ryu, all of them Jujitsu forms. However, I thought there might be a true form of Budo elsewhere. I tried Hozoin-ryu Sojitsu and Kendo. But all of these arts are concerned with one-to-one combat forms and they could not satisfy me. So I visited many parts of the country seeking the Way and training. . . but all in vain.

A: Is that the ascetic training of the warrior?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5mhX_JWsMk&feature=related


O Sensei: Yes, the search for the true Budo. When I used to go to other schools I would never challenge the Sensei of the dojo. An individual in charge of a dojo is burdened with many things, so it is very hard for him to display his true ability. I would pay him the proper respects and learn from him. If I judged myself superior, I would again pay him my respects and return home.


B: Then you did not learn Aikido from the beginning.
 B: When did Aikido come into being?

O Sensei: As I said before, I went to many places seeking the true Budo... Then, when I was about 30 years old, I settled in Hokkaido. On one occasion, while staying at Hisada Inn in Engaru, Kitami Province, I met a certain Takeda Sokaku Sensei of the Aizu clan. He taught Daito-ryu Jujitsu. During the 30 days in which I learned from him I felt something like an inspiration. Later, I invited this teacher to my home and together with 15 or 16 of my employees became a student seeking the essence of Budo.

B: Did you discover Aikido while you were learning Daito-ryu under Takeda Sokaku?

O Sensei: No. It would be more accurate to say that Takeda Sensei opened my eyes to Budo.

A: Then were there any special circumstances surrounding your discovery of Aikido?

O Sensei: Yes. It happened this way. My father became critically ill in 1918. I requested leave from Takeda Sensei and set out for my home. On my way home, I was told that if you went to Ayabe near Kyoto and dedicated a prayer then any disease would be cured. So, I went there and met Deguchi Onisaburo. Afterwards, when I arrived home, I learned that my father was already dead. Even though I had met Deguchi only once, I decided to move to Ayabe with my family and I ended up staying until the latter part of the Taisho period (around 1925). Yes . . . at that time I was about 40 years old. One day I was drying myself off by the well. Suddenly, a cascade of blinding golden flashes came down from the sky enveloping my body. Then immediately my body became larger and larger, attaining the size of the entire universe. While overwhelmed by this experience I suddenly realized that one should not think of trying to win. The form of Budo must be love. One should live in love. This is Aikido and this is the old form of the posture in Kenjitsu. After this realization I was overjoyed and could not hold back the tears.

B: Then, in Budo, it is not good to be strong. Since olden times the unification of "ken" and "Zen" has been taught. Indeed, the essence of Budo cannot be understood without emptying your mind. In that state, neither right nor wrong have meaning.


O Sensei: As I said previously, the essence of Budo is the Way of masakatsu and agatsu.

B: I have heard a story about how you were involved with a fight with about 150 workers.

O Sensei: I was? As I remember. . . Deguchi Sensei went to Mongolia in 1924 in order to accomplish his goal of a greater Asian community in line with the national policy. I accompanied him on his request even though I was asked to enter the Army. We traveled in Mongolia and Manchuria. While in the latter country, we encountered a group of mounted bandits and heavy shooting broke out. I returned their fire with a Mauser and then proceeded to run into the midst of the bandits, attacking them fiercely, and they dispersed. I succeeded in escaping danger.


A: I understand, Sensei, that you have many connections with Manchuria. Did you spend a long time there?

O Sensei: Since that incident I have been to Manchuria quite often. I was an advisor on martial arts for the Shimbuden organization as well as for Kenkyoku University in Mongolia. For this reason, I have been well received there.

B: Hino Ashihei wrote a story called "Oja no Za" in Shosetsu Shincho in which he discusses the youthful period of Tenryu Saburo, rebel of the Sumo world, and his encounter with the martial art of Aikido and its true spirit. Does that involve you, Sensei?

O Sensei: Yes.

B: Then, does that mean that you were associated with Tenryu for some period?


O Sensei: Yes. He stayed in my house for about three months.


B: Was this in Manchuria?

O Sensei: Yes. I met him when we were making the rounds after a celebration marking the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the government of Manchuria. There was a handsome looking man at the party and many people prodding him on with such comments as, "This Sensei has tremendous strength. How about testing yourself against him?" I asked someone at my side who this person was. It was explained to me that he was the famous Tenryu who had withdrawn from the Sumo Wrestler's Association. I was then introduced to him. Finally, we ended up pitting our strength against each other. I sat down and said to Tenryu, "Please try to push me over. Push hard, there's no need to hold back." Since I knew the secret of Aikido, I could not be moved an inch. Even Tenryu seemed surprised at this. As a result of that experience he became a student of Aikido. He was a good man.


A: Sensei, have you also been associated with the Navy?

O Sensei: Yes, for quite a long time. Starting in about 1927 or 28, for a period of about 10 years I was a part-time professor at the Naval Academy.


B: Did you instruct soldiers at the time you were teaching at the Naval Academy?

O Sensei: I have taught quite often for the military, beginning with the Naval Academy around 1927-28. In about 1932 or 19331 started a martial arts class at Toyama School for the Army. Then in 1941-421 taught Aikido to students of the Military Police Academy. Also, on one occasion I gave an exhibition of Aikido on the invitation of General Toshie Maeda, Superintendent of the Army Academy.

B: Since you were involved in teaching soldiers, there must have been a lot of rough types and many episodes.

O Sensei: Yes. I was even ambushed one time.

B: Was it because they considered you an overbearing teacher?
O Sensei: No, it wasn't that. It was to test my strength. It was at the time when I started to teach Aikido to military police. One evening while I was walking through the training grounds, I felt something strange going on. I felt that something was up. Suddenly, from all directions, from behind bushes and depressions many soldiers appeared and surrounded me. They started to strike at me with wooden swords and wooden rifles. But since I was accustomed to that sort of thing I didn't mind at all. As they tried to strike me I spun my body this way and that way and they fell easily as I nudged. Finally, they all became exhausted. At any rate, the world is full of surprises. The other day I met one of the men who attacked me. I am an advisor to the Military Police Alumnae in Wakayama Prefecture. During a recent meeting one individual recognized my face and came up to me grinning. After we had talked for a few minutes, I learned that he was one of the men who had attacked me that day many years ago. While scratching his head he related to me the following: "I'm very sorry for that incident. That day we were talking about whether or not the new professor of Aikido was really strong. A group of us, hot-blooded military police types, were discussing the matter and decided to test the new teacher. About 30 men lay in wait. We were completely amazed that we 30 self-confident men could do nothing against your strength."

C: Were there any episodes while you were at the Toyama School?

O Sensei: Strength contests?...One incident took place, I believe, before the episode with the military police. Several captains who were instructors at the Toyama School invited me to test my strength against theirs. They all prided themselves in their abilities, saying things like: "I was able to lift such-and-such a weight," or "I broke a log so many inches in diameter". I explained to them, "I don't have strength like yours, but I can fell people like you with my little finger alone. I feel sorry for you if I throw you, so let's do this instead." I extended my right arm and rested the tip of my index finger on the end of a desk and invited them to lay across my arm on their stomachs. One, two, then three officers by themselves over my arm, and by that time everyone became wide-eyed. I continued until six men lay over my arm and then asked the officer standing near me for a glass of water. As I was drinking the water with my left hand everyone was quiet and exchanging glances.


B: Aside from Aikido, you must have tremendous physical strength.

O Sensei: Not really.

Kisshomaru Ueshiba: Of course he possesses strength, but it should be described as the power of Ki, rather than physical strength. Some time ago, when we went to a new settlement in the country, we saw seven or eight laborers trying in vain to lift a huge tree stump. My father stood looking at it for a while and then asked them to step aside so he could try it. He lifted the stump easily and promptly carried it away. It is totally inconceivable to do such a thing with mere physical strength. Also there was an incident involving a certain Mihamahiro.

B: Was he the same Mihamahiro of Takasago Beya Sumo Wrestling Association?

O Sensei: Yes. He was from Kishu Province. When I was staying at Shingu in Wakayama, Mihamahiro was doing well in the Sumo ranks. He had tremendous strength and could lift three rods which weighed several hundred pounds. When I learned Mihamahiro was staying in town, I invited him to come over. While we were talking Mihamahiro said, "I've also heard that you, Sensei, possess great strength. Why don't we test our strength?" "All right. Fine. I can pin you with my index finger alone," I answered. Then I let him push me while I was seated. This fellow capable of lifting huge weights huffed and puffed but could not push me over. After that, I redirected his power away from me and he went flying by. As he fell I pinned him with my index finger, and he remained totally immobilized. It was like an adult pinning a baby. Then I suggested that he try again and let him push against my forehead. However, he couldn't move me at all. Then I extended my legs forward, and, balancing myself, I lifted my legs off the floor and had him push me. Still he could not move me. He was surprised and began to study Aikido.

A: When you say you pin a person with one finger, do you push on a vital point?

O Sensei: I draw a circle around him. His power is contained inside that circle. No matter how strong a man he may be, he cannot extend his power outside of that circle. He becomes powerless. Thus, if you pin your opponent while you are outside of his circle, you can hold him with your index finger or your little finger. This is possible because the opponent has already become powerless. 

B: Once again, it's a matter of physics. In Judo also, when you throw an opponent or pin him you place yourself in the same position. In Judo, you move in various ways and try to place your opponent in such a position.
A: Is your wife also from Wakayama Prefecture?
O Sensei: Yes. Her maiden name in Wakayama was Takeda.
A: The Takeda family name is closely associated with the martial arts.
O Sensei: You might say that. My family has been loyal to the Imperial Household for many generations. And we have been wholehearted in our support. In fact, my ancestors gave up property and fortune and moved all over in service of the Imperial Family.

B: Since you too, Sensei, have been moving around continuously from the time you were a young man, it must have been very difficult for your wife.

O Sensei: Since I was very busy I didn't have very much leisure time to spend at home.

Kisshomaru Ueshiba: Since my father's family was rather well-to-do, he was able to pursue Budo shugyo (ascetic training in the martial arts). And another thing, another of my father's characteristics is that he has little concern for money. The following incident took place on one occasion. When my father settled in Tokyo in 1926, his second visit to the capital, he first came alone and then was followed by the family, which came up from Tanabe in 1927. The place where we all settled was at Sarumachi, Shibashirogane in Tokyo. We rented that place with the aid of Mr. Kiyoshi Yamamoto, a son of General Gambei Yamamoto. At that time, my father owned a fairly large amount of property around Tanabe, including both cultivated and uncultivated fields and mountainous terrain. However, he had little cash. He had to borrow money to get by. In spite of this, it never occurred to him to sell any land. Not only that, when his students brought over monthly offerings he would respond, "I don't want this sort of thing." He told them to offer it to the kami-sama (deity) and never accepted money directly. And when he was in need of money he would humbly present himself in front of the altar of the kami-sama and receive gifts from the deity. We never thought about charging money for Budo. The training hall at that time was the billiard room in Count Shimazu's mansion. Many dignitaries, including military officers such as Admiral Isamu Takeshita as well as many aristocrats, came to practice. The name we used was Aikijujitsu or Ueshiba-Ryu Aikijitsu.

B: What is a good age for starting Aikido training?

Kisshomaru Ueshiba: You can start training at around age 7 or 8, but ideally serious training should start at about 15 or 16. Physically speaking, the body frame becomes sturdier and the bones somewhat stronger at that age. Besides, Aikido contains many spiritual aspects (of course, so do other forms of Budo), so at that age one begins to acquire a perspective of the world and of the nature of Budo. So, all in all, I would say 15 or 16 is a good age for beginning the study of Aikido.

B: Compared with Judo, there are very few occasions when one grapples with his opponent in Aikido. So not much physical strength is required in Aikido. Besides, you can handle not just one but many opponents at the same time. It is truly ideal as a Budo. In that regard, are there also many hoodlum-types who come to study Aikido?

Kisshomaru Ueshiba: Of course, that sort of individual enrolls, too. But when this type of person studies Aikido with the intention of using it as a tool for fighting, they don't last long. Budo is not like dancing or watching a movie. Rain or shine, you must practice at all times during your daily life in order to progress. In particular, Aikido is like spiritual training practiced using a Budo form. It can never be cultivated as a tool by those who would use it for fighting. Also, individuals inclined towards violence cease to behave in that manner when they learn Aikido.

B: I see . . . through constant training they stop behaving like hoodlums.

O Sensei: Since Aikido is not a Bu (martial method) of violence but rather a martial art of love, you do not behave violently. You convert the violent opponent in a gentle way. They cannot behave like hoodlums any longer.

B: I see. It is not controlling violence with violence, but transforming violence into love.

A: What do you teach first as the fundamentals of Aikido? In Judo one learns ukemi (falling) . . .

Kisshomaru Ueshiba: First, body movements (taisabaki), then Ki flow. . .

A: What is Ki flow?

Kisshomaru Ueshiba: In Aikido, we constantly train to control our partner's Ki freely through the movement of our own Ki, by drawing the partner into our own movement. Next, we practice how to turn our bodies. You move not only your body but your arms and legs together. Then the whole body becomes unified and moves smoothly.

B: Watching Aikido practice, students seem to fall naturally. What kind of practice to you do for ukemi?

Kisshomaru Ueshiba: Unlike Judo, where you grapple with your opponent, in Aikido you almost always maintain some distance. Consequently, a freer type of ukemi is possible. Instead of falling with a thud as in Judo, we take circular falls, a very natural form of ukemi. So we practice those four elements quite diligently.

B: So you practice tai no sabaki (body movements), Ki no nagare (Ki flow), tai no tenkan ho (body turning), ukemi, and then begin the practice of techniques. What type of technique do you teach first?

Kisshomaru Ueshiba: Shiho nage, a technique to throw an opponent in many different directions. This is done in the same manner as the sword technique. Of course, we use bokken (wooden swords) as well. As I said before, in Aikido even the enemy becomes a part of your movement. I can move the enemy freely at will. It follows naturally that when you practice with whatever means you have available, like a staff or a wooden sword, it becomes as much a part of you as an arm or a leg. Therefore, in Aikido what you are holding ceases to become a mere object. It becomes an extension of your own body. Next is Iriminage. In this technique you enter just as your opponent tries to strike you, and at that time two or three Atemi (strikes) are made. For example, the opponent strikes at the side of your face with his fist or hand blade (tegatana). Using your opponent's power, you open your body to the left rear as you lead the opponent's right hand with your two extended hands, continuing the direction of his movement. Then, holding your opponent's hand you move it in a circular motion around his head. He then falls with his hand wrapped around his head .... This, too, is the flow of Ki There are various sophisticated theories about this point. The opponent is left totally powerless, or rather, the opponent's power is led in the direction you want to take him. So the more power the opponent has, the easier it is for you. On the other hand, if you clash with you opponent's power you can never hope to win against a very strong person.
O Sensei: Also, in Aikido you never go against the attacker's power. When he attacks you striking or cutting with a sword, there is essentially one line or one point. All you need to do is avoid this.

Kisshomaru Ueshiba: Next we do the following techniques: seated Ikkyo from shomenuchi attack, Nikkyo, then joint techniques and pinning techniques, and so on...

B: Aikido contains many spiritual elements. How long would it take to acquire a basic understanding of Aikido starting from the very beginning?

Kisshomaru Ueshiba: Since there are both coordinated and uncoordinated people I can't make any general statement, but when a person practices for about three months he comes to have some understanding of what Aikido is. And those who have completed three months of practice will train for six months. If you practice for six months, then you can continue for an indefinite time. Those who have only a superficial interest will quit before three months.

B: I understand there will be a Shodan examination the 28th of this month. How many black belt holders are there currently?
Kisshomaru Ueshiba: The highest rank is 8th degree, and there are four of them. There are six 7th degree black belt holders. And the 1st degree holders are quite numerous, but of course this figure only includes those having contacted Hombu Dojo after the War.

B: I understand there are a considerable number of people learning Aikido in foreign countries as well.

Kisshomaru Ueshiba: Mr. Tohei has visited Hawaii and the U.S. for the purpose of teaching Aikido. The most popular place for Aikido is Hawaii, where there are 1200 or 1300 practitioners. This figure for Hawaii would be equivalent to 70,000 or 80,000 Aikidoists in Tokyo. There are quite a few black belt holders in France as well. There is one Frenchman who began studying Aikido after injuring himself practicing Judo. He wanted to experience the spirit of Aikido but was not able to accomplish this in France. He felt that to seek the true spirit of Aikido he had to go to the birthplace of the art. He explained that this is why he came to Japan. The Panamanian ambassador is also studying Aikido, but it seems that the climate in Japan is too cold for him and he doesn't practice in the winter. Also, there is a lady named Onada Haru who went to Rome to study sculpting. She has been coming to the dojo since the time she was a student at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. I just recently received a letter from her where she says she happened to meet an Italian who practices Aikido, and he treated her very well.

A: And concerning the interpretation of Aikido techniques?

O Sensei: The essential points become masakatsu, agatsu, and katsuhayai. As I said previously , masakatsu means "correct victory" and agatsu means "to win in accordance with the heavenly mission given to you." Katsuhayai means "the state of mind of rapid victory".
A: The Path is long, isn't it?
O Sensei: The Aiki Path is infinite. I am 76 years old now, but I am still continuing my search. It is not an easy task to master the Path in Budo or the arts. In Aikido you must understand every phenomenon in the universe. For example, the rotation of the Earth and the most intricate and far-reaching system of the universe. It is a lifelong training.
B: So, Aiki is the teachings of Kami (God), as well as the martial way. Then what is the spirit of Aikido?
O Sensei: Aikido is Ai (love). You make this great love of the universe your heart, and then you must make your own mission the protection and love of all things. To accomplish this mission must be the true Budo. True Budo means to win over yourself and eliminate the fighting heart of the enemy... No, it is a way to absolute self-perfection in which the very enemy is eliminated. The technique of Aiki is ascetic training and a way through which you reach a state of unification of body and spirit by the realization of the principle of heaven.
B: Then Aiki is the way to world peace?
O Sensei: The ultimate goal of Aiki is creation of heaven on earth. In any case, the entire world must be in harmony. Then we do not have a need for atomic and hydrogen bombs. It can be a comfortable and pleasant world.

To nourish the vital energy, keep watch in silence;
In order to subdue the mind, act with non-action.
Of movement and stillness, be aware of their origin;
There is no work to do, much less someone to seek.
The true and constant must respond to phenomena;
Responding to phenomena, you must be unconfused.
When unconfused, the nature will stabilize by itself;
When the nature stabilizes, energy returns by itself.
When energy returns, the elixir crystallizes by itself;
Within the pot, the trigrams of heaven and earth are joined.
Yīn and yáng arise, alternating over and over again;
Every transformation comes like a clap of thunder.
White clouds form and come to assemble at the peak;
The sweet nectar sprinkles down Mount Sumeru.
Swallow for yourself this wine of immortality;
You wander so freely—who is able to know you?
Sit and listen to the tune played without strings;
Clearly understand the mechanism of creation.
It comes entirely from these twenty lines;
A true ladder going straight to Heaven.-Daoist text -
To us all towns are one, all men our kin. Life's good comes not from others' gift, nor ill. Man's pains and pains' relief are from within. Thus have we seen in visions of the wise !." - Tamil Poem-
Sensei: I draw a circle around him. His power is contained inside that circle. No matter how strong a man he may be, he cannot extend his power outside of that circle. He becomes powerless. Thus, if you pin your opponent while you are outside of his circle, you can hold him with your index finger or your little finger. This is possible because the opponent has already become powerless.(he means he draws a circle on the opponent mind forms,but he IS above the mind forms..see?..that's why he can draw a circle..you should carefully examine his saying,and not be confused...grasshoppers from heaven..please cultivate the Tao within..in emptiness ...and you'll understand my superior wisdom muscles after you come back from your 20 years of meditating in your cave..but I gave the secret to you for free..now kiss me:)
Behold the marvelous dentist from Heaven!!
Long live the clear rainbow light!!
Thus spokenth the mahayogi
While flexing his wisdom muscles..
Behold the clear light!!!
Now you see it,now it's gone
Because you have a tooth-ache
Named false assumptions..

So take off your glasses
Maybe you'll see better
And know there was no seer
Just the light seeing itself
In the rainbow glasses
Of the clear light body...
Now go to the kriptodanny dentist
He will cure your false assumptions
There is no tooth to ache..
There is no spoon either...
All there is..is the rainbow body 
Of the tooth-ache ..
Marvelous dentist!
Now love me..kisses:)
-added by danny-