what is reiki meditation,principles of reiki
After returning from sacred mount Kurama-yama, Dr. Mikao Usui went to beggars colony to help them heal their diseases and improve their life styles. He wanted them to make productive citizens instead of being a parasite. Dr. Mikao Usui lived many years in beggar’s colony. He taught reiki to many beggars and some of them returned to their village to begin spending a productive and purposeful life. They started becoming prosperous but as time passed, they could not give proper time to healing and as a result of this their life situations once again started getting worse. Some of them decided to become beggars once again and came back to beggars colony. While teaching other beggars, Dr. Mikao Usui recognized some of them and was disappointed by their come back.
During a meditation Dr. Usui discovered the precepts of reiki whose purpose was to bring a balance in life. Their purpose is to make people understand that consciously deciding to improve oneself and taking responsibility for healing is an important aspect of reiki healing method. It was therefore out of their experience with beggars and some others he laid down some precepts referred to as The Gokai in Japan, which the reiki practitioners are supposed to follow in daily life. The reiki energy along with these precepts is what we call as Usui system of reiki. Reiki meditation practitioners follow these principles.
The reiki precepts as presented by Mrs. Takata and used in west mainly :-
Just For Today, I Will Not Worry.
Just For Today, I Will Not be Angry.
Just For Today, I Will Earn My Living Honestly.
Just For Today, I Will Honor My Parents, Elders, and Teachers.
Just For Today, I Will Show Gratitude For Everything.
The reiki precepts which are believed to be given by Dr. Mikao Usui originally :-
The secret art of inviting happiness
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people
Every morning and evening join your hands in prayer,
Pray these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth
Their have been many controversies about the precepts as their origin and other details were kept hidden. Reiki being extremely compatible with every Religion and spiritual practice got modified according as needed. It seems that you should “Honour your parents, teachers and elders” have been added later, once reiki was being taught in the West.
It has been claimed that the precepts originate in a book, published in Usui’s time, and it has been claimed that they are based on the edicts of Mutsuhito, the Meiji Emperor. Certainly it seems that many Tendai and Zen Buddhist teachers were passing on similar principles in Usui Sensei’s time.
It is belived that the above precepts are written on linen and located at Dr. Usui’s grave site. The location of this grave site is still not publically disclosed.
The Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (Society of the Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method) claims to have been created by Dr. Mikao Usui in 1922. The society still exists today, and has its president. It is closed to foreigners and members are asked not to discuss the details of the society with non-members.
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