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Aikido in Rhyme
: 01-31-2011 06:17 PM
General Moon in the hara.
02-22-2013 06:47 PM
Born of innocence, the universe's source,
Thus the universe was born and follows the universal course.
The spirals the changes the physical and the flows,
Born of innocence for innocence knows.
Born in ignorance, that what we are,
From stupidity to innocence, that journey is far.
Proving how good you are is egotistical stupidity,
Knowing how stupid you are is wisdom and humility.
The sun of the heavens shines brightly and glows,
The earth contains life and everything grows,
In between is centre from which everything flows,
The moon is in hara and as innocence, knows.
General Holy Aikido Trinity
02-17-2013 08:26 AM
Love is Budo, Aikido's heart,
The beat, the rhythm, the flow, the start.
Harmony, Aikido's soul,
Reflection, direction, and that's the 'do'.
Aikido's spirit? Well that is Ki,
Non-resitance, eternally free.
General Open the 'Do'
10-09-2012 03:36 PM
Koshi, the gateway to Harmony,
Aikido's base, set Karma free,
Koshi, organic divinity,
The gateway called humility.
Center, the gateway to Budo love,
The supporting hand of breath, the glove,
Center, holy, not some martial fashion,
Center the gateway called compassion.
Joining together as heaven and earth,
Complimentary, now complete worth,
From the center of center shines the Aiki light,
Like the aiki cross of the star at night.
The story of Aiki, the story Samsara,
The oneness, the floating bridge...Hara,
The wondrous workings, the way of peace,
Ki flows, life grows, Aikido knows, Release!
General O'Sensei Rap
09-30-2012 03:43 PM
I tell people but they don't understand,
When I tell them bout heaven earth and man,
Teaching, they look at at me like I'm barmy,
Me, the universe and the kami army.
I talk spirit and they wonder why?
There is no you only I and I,
I say Ai is love and harmony,
Minds clunk and click, they smile nervously,
They come, I've already met,
What I say I know they will forget,
So they relate to what others past state,
Don't they realize that past is too late.
But some will maintain spirit as the main frame,
Always was and always will be again,
In the void there's no body and no mind,
Just a sword of budo, martially kind.
kI of kindness the light ends the blindness,
I leave this riddle and I hope they find this,
In yo, I strike the earth with my holy Jo,
And all over the world appears an aiki flow.
Job done, I wait for others to see what's been seen,
I wait for others to awaken and live the dream,
When they see that peace is the true time stream,
And life is here now, where it's always been.
General The Path
09-15-2012 07:55 PM
In Aikido there is no control, no domination, no ego,
How can this be? That means there's more to know,
Neither control nor no control, in-between is Aikido.
No aim to dominate no need to sit and wait,
No need to panic, disturb or agitate,
No need for fight or need for flight, in-between, Aiki state.
In paranoia enemies all around, they surround, they abound,
In Aikido enemies don't exist, you look and look yet none can be found,
So the Aikido view pierces right through such illusion so truth can expound.
Now surrounded by enemies who think they are so, join in not, be Aikido once more,
And as they attack they enter the path, and are met by an almighty silent roar,
Aikido destroys with the peace it employs yet no one cries, no one dies, in-between all restores.
09-09-2012 06:15 PM
Aikido, motion of calmness,
Precision of motion,
Bathed in an ocean,
As angels reflect us,
Ageless yet new age,
Old scriptures, a new page,
The land of the rising sun,
Ended the land of the gun,
Mended the ways of the past undone,
Lended a hand of peace to everyone,
General The Seeker.
08-27-2012 05:55 PM
I trained and I trained and I trained and I trained,
Seasons passed, it snowed and it rained,
Then summer came and what did I find?
Centre and the understanding mind.
I trained and I trained and leaves fell to the ground,
Returning to earth, colours, hues all around,
Life in action, I looked, what did I find?
Universal Ki and the kindness mind.
I trained and I trained and now nature seemed real,
From nothing came everything to feel and reveal,
The universe singing with joy what did I find?
Infinite capacity mother nature and earths mind.
I trained and I trained through both ups and downs,
Even to depths with darkness all around,
Pierced by a light I entered what did I find?
Expansion and Oneness, universal loving mind.
I trained and I trained I learned and I taught,
Through the spiral of loving protection I sought,
To find the unfindable then what did I find?
A diamond, a pearl, a reflection left behind.
General Spiritual Jewel
08-20-2012 09:01 PM
Budo is Love, but what does it mean?
Iki Inochi? The Universal unseen,
Budo builds life and life breathes kindness,
Iki Inichi forever and timeless.
Budo is Love so why then oppose it?
It's unopposable and true aiki shows it,
And if you think opposite to love is hate,
Then you've entered the door and missed the gateless gate.
There are no opposites but only inversions,
Logic has opposites and thus false assertions,
Leading you to a myriad of diversions,
Inverted budo carries warring aspersions.
So what is the inverse? What is it's name?
What is this devil of suffering and pain?
Inverted love takes you out of now and here,
Thus is born false budo, the budo of fear.
Fear is suspicious, fear is in a hurry,
Fear justifies it's actions with worry,
Fear is weak and thus searches for power,
Inverted budo, lost yet searching.
For it cannot forever live in the dark,
For true budo never dies so there's always that spark,
Always that knowing, that can stop you from falling,
Always that truth, always a true calling.
Always that spiritual jewel, pointing the way,
Always showing a path of peace life and play,
Always unopposing and always unopposed,
Only the gateless gate is never ever closed.
General It's all good
08-15-2012 08:15 PM
Calm your Ki, polish your ai,
Follow the way, keep ma-ai.
Never neutralize, but always from neutral,
See the path clearly, through though not brutal,
Bu is the love, Bun is the way,
Ki is kindness, help is the play,
Fire is warmth, water is clear,
Earth is all embracing, heaven is here,
Metal is spirit and life expressed through wood,
Aikido is what? Ha, ha, It's all good.
08-01-2012 06:26 PM
Zanshin, it's all about the now and here,
Thoughts of speed and time disappear,
There's only outside and fast is slow,
There's only one thing and that's a Ki flow.
Don't fight it, invite it, and thus realigned,
Experience Zanshin, a true budo mind,
Non disturbance, invigorating, spiritually free,
Revealing, healing, the sword and me.
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