Hito - Be Kind to Yourself and Others

Within the precepts we see the sentence “hito ni shinsetsu ni” 人 に 親切 に, which stands for “be kind to yourself and others”.
There has been some debate about how to pronounce hito in Japanese while we recite or chant the precepts.

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NEW 2017 Virtual Reiki Practice Evenings

In 2017 take part in 12 one-hour LIVE Reiki practice evenings with Frans Stiene, that is one a month!
There are 50 places ONLY available in each of the 4 Virtual Practice Sessions.
Bookings will be taken on a first in, first served basis!

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The Outcome of the System of Reiki

What is the outcome of practicing the system of Reiki?
Is it knowing how to place the hands in the correct spot?
Is it knowing how to chant the mantras correctly?
Is it sitting in seiza for a long time?

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Embodying the Precepts

The real outcome of following a spiritual practice is embodying it in all you do.
This embodiment is about inner happiness and joy. The more we are feeling this inner happiness and joy within ourselves, the more it starts to overflow into all we do, into our daily life. This is the real essence of a spiritual practice.

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Do Not Bear Anger for Anger is an Illusion

Within the system of Reiki, the first precept says this: Do not anger.
However, it is said that Mikao Usui also was teaching a more elaborate precept about anger to some of his Buddhist students. That precept goes like this: Do not bear anger for anger is an illusion.

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Gyō o Hageme - Work Hard?

Within the system of Reiki we have the five precepts. In Japanese, the fourth precept is gyō o hageme.
Most of the time gyō o hageme is translated as work hard or work diligently.
But gyō o hageme can mean so much more than work hard!
Let’s take a closer look.

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Do Not Worry

Most of my journal is about feelings, sensations or ideas that come to me while meditating, but in this excerpt I wanted to share a moment in which I was integrating the practice into my daily life.
This morning, I was on my way to a freelance job. One I usually like a lot, but not today. Although until now I had been pretty good at getting the right tone for the copy they wanted, in the last project I had failed miserably.

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The Reiki Precepts and the Six Paramitas

When I have shown the Reiki precepts to Japanese Buddhist teachers (for example Shugendo, Shingon, and Tendai priests), they point out that the precepts are linked to the six paramitas. Takeda Ajarai, an esteemed Shingon priest, feels that Mikao Usui created the Reiki precepts to allow his students to have a direct experience of the six paramitas without actually pointing the six paramitas out to them.

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