Mikao Usui - A Buddhist?!

As was common in his time, Mikao Usui had different names - to learn more, see the blog link below this article - and one of them is his 戒名 kaimyo name. Kaimyo is a posthumous name or an ordination name which a person gets when he receives the Buddhist precepts.

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The Roots of the System of Reiki

Without the roots a plant will not grow and bear fruit.
To really understand the system of Reiki, we need to go back to the roots that Mikao Usui planted for his teachings. By exploring and practicing the roots, we can pick the real fruits of the system of Reiki.

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Ponderings on Hiroshi Doi’s interview in the Reiki News Magazine March 2015

There is a wonderful interview with Hirsohi Doi in the March Reiki News Magazine that points out the importance of dedicated practice in developing one’s Reiki efficacy. I find his comments very important to help us to understand that the system of Reiki is not a magic trick that anyone can perform well. Rather, it is a system of practices that seek to heal our state of mind. It is our healed state of mind that creates the space of infinite healing potential.

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Transforming Life with the Great Death - The Deeper Meaning of Usui’s Mountain Experience

It is said that when Mikao Usui, the founder of the system of Reiki, asked his teacher about his spiritual progress, his teacher said, “You have to die once.” Usui-san took this advice and sat on Mt. Kurama for 21 days to meditate to die once.
Some people suggest that he meant to physically die, but if that were the case it would have been much easier for him to climb Mt. Kurama and jump off a cliff, rather than to sit for a difficult practice for 21 days.
But if it was not the physical death that his teacher pointed to, what kind of death was it then?

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Heart/Mind and Hands on Healing

I often get asked the question from Reiki teachers and students alike: Why do some practitioners and/or teachers have more energy coming out of their hands than others?
Some even go further then that and ask: Why do some practitioners and/or teachers emanate more energy from their whole being than others?

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Reiki = True Self

We are often asked what the word Reiki stands for within the system of Reiki. Reiki literally translates as Spiritual Energy.

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De-Attune?

Recently, there has been a lot of talk in the Reiki community about the concept of “de-attuning” people. This is due to a Reiki teacher having invented a new system which requires you to be de-attuned from your previous symbols before taking on these new symbols. He states that the new method he has invented is not in harmony with the older teachings.

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In Accordance with the Universe

In Hiroshi Doi’s book Iyashi no Gendai Reiki Ho we find a statement about Mikao Usui’s teachings. Below we find the Japanese text from Doi-san’s book, which he took from a “Leaflet of Reiki Ryoho—Members Only” 会員のみに配布する霊気療法のしおり This leaflet was issued by the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai when Wanami sensei was the 5th president.

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