No man can reveal you anything but what lies half asleep in the dawn of your knowledge
The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple among his students does not offer his knowledge, but rather his faith and his love
If he is truly wise he does not invite you to enter the abode of his wisdom but rather guides you to the threshold of your mind
Because a man’s vision does not lend his wings to another man and how each of you is alone before the eye of God
So each of you must be alone in his knowledge of God and in the understanding of earthly things
– Kalhil Gibran from “The Prophet”
– On the Master
– Birth of the Method
– History and Evolution
Mikao Usui was born in a village of Kyoto (then the capital of Japan) on August 15, 1865. His family came from the lineage of the high ranks Samurai and practiced Tendai Buddhism.
Endowed with extraordinary abilities, at the age of 4 he entered a school inside a Tendai monastery where he loved to read and study a lot, acquiring a huge and varied wealth of knowledge in all fields, such as medicine, philosophy, psychology, esotericism, etc., including the martial arts that he began practicing from the age of 12, and soon became a great expert, achieving among the most prestigious titles and awards. He practiced a variant of Qi Gong known as Kiko but was said to know well also Morihei Ueshiba, founder of Aikido, Gichin Funakoshi (founder of modern Karate) and Jigoro Kano (founder of Judo). It seems that he found inspiration in the writings of the Yellow Emperor, who lived two thousand years ago, studying in deep and practicing his disciplines.
Mikao Usui was very friendly, simple and humble, his body was healthy and robust. He was renowned for his smile, but in case of difficulty he was also able to defend himself. A very attentive man, from many points of view, he was an extremely virtuous soul.
He was a skilled and respected businessman, directing his father’s business after his death. Hired by a powerful politician, Shinpei Goto, he covered high institutional positions, worked in the most varied sectors, he also taught at the University of Kyoto, and, after becoming a lay monk, he had the opportunity to travel both in Japan and abroad , becoming very well known and increasing its vast culture and experience, also learning Western customs and habits.
The vastness of his culture brought him recognition on an honorary level.
Around 1914 Usui discovered healing techniques that he first experimented on himself and his family and then made available to all people, also beginning a course of teaching at a time when Japan was looking for a spiritual direction by of major changes taking place, especially in religion.
The experience of an entire life devoted to learning and gathering information helped him to give rise to and extend the discipline he created, called Reiki.
In 1922, in addition to opening his first school, he opened a clinic in Harajuku, Aoyama, Tokyo in 1922. He led many seminars and performed countless sessions of Reiki. In the same year, in April, he also founded Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (Organization of the Reiki Method of Usui) of which he became the first president.
Many people relied on him to be treated.
In September 1923 the devastating Kanto earthquake devastated Tokyo. Mikao Usui, with compassion, took care of the numerous victims of the disaster throughout the city.
His fame soon spread throughout Japan and was invited to many cities, receiving, for his great merits, the governmental honor Kun San To.
After a period of 21 days of meditation on Mount Kurama, to be exact on April 8th, it seems to have reached enlightenment (SATORI).
In 1925 he founded his second school because the first one had become too small to manage his activities.
During his stay in Fukuyama (Hiroshima) to the tense stroke, he fell ill and died, at the age of 62, on 9 March 1926.
Before he died, in 1925 he initiated to the discipline and knowledge of Reiki the officers of the Japanese navy who later founded the school HAYASHI Reiki Kenkyio-Kai (from the name of one of them), where the standard positions for the hands were created, the system of the three levels and activation procedures.
REIKI in the West
Around 1935 Hawayo Takata, a Hawaiian daughter of Japanese immigrants, fell ill with various serious illnesses and, having to return to Japan for family reasons, once there, she went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with cancer, gallstones and appendicitis. She asked if there was a more natural alternative to the hospital’s care and Hayashi’s clinic was indicated.
Takata was surprised that in this clinic they had made a diagnosis almost identical to that of the hospital and decided to undergo the daily care of two Reiki practitioners. She completely recovered within four months.
She then decided to initiate herself to Reiki and at the Hayashi school she obtained the first level of theachings. She worked for a year with Master Hayashi and achieved the second level, after which, in 1937 she returned to Hawaii and brought Reiki to those areas and, traveling a lot, to America. In 1938 she received the third level. She died in 1980.
Today there are many Westernized Reiki methods along with the traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho method that continues to exist.
– On the Master
– Birth of the Method
– History and evolution
Master Choa Kok Sui, (whose name means Fortune of the World) was born on August 15, 1952 in the province of Cebu (Philippines). Born from a chinese descent, he graduated in Chemical Engineering and became a famous successful manager, thanks to his father who was a businessman.
Despite his managerial activities he devoted himself intensely to spiritual disciplines, in response to his deep dissatisfaction and inner need to know the fundamental principles of life.
His Chinese name Choa Kok Sui, means “Fortune of the World”. Thanks to Master Choa Kok Sui’s predisposition to write and his deep desire to teach, his latest masterpiece “The Spiritual Essence of Man” was published.
Through contact with his spiritual guide The Holy Master Mei Ling, and other great oriental therapists and mystics, he became a yogi, learned Qabbalah, Qi Gong, meditation, Feng Sui, clairvoyance and other Eastern disciplines.
From the mastery he had acquired through the study of these practices, thanks to his analytical skills and his natural inclination for experimentation, Master Choa Kok Sui conceived two new systems of healing and mysticism, which enclose and condense different techniques: Pranic Healing and Arhatic Yoga, which he first experimented on himself, verifying its effectiveness and making it safe and practicable by anyone.
Pranic Healing, as a method of healing and treatment of certain psychophysical conditions, Arhatic Yoga, constitutes the basis as a real spiritual path that provides specific practices, physical exercises and meditation, which help to manage their daily life in balance and harmony. Through it one learns the Path of Knowledge and the Active Service Path.
Master Choa Kok Sui has become an internationally renowned author with the realization of the best seller, published in 17 languages, “Miracles with Pranic Healing” and many other books.
Pranic Healing is now widespread in more than 30 countries, and despite Master Choa Kok Sui died in 2007, his “Institute for Inner Studies” and the “World Pranic Healing Foundation” schools count countless followers.
Before leaving the body on March 19th 2007, the last message of Grand Master Choa Kok Sui to his disciples was:
– Practice diligently
– Purify yourself.
– Divulge the teachings.
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