When Chujiro Hayashi taught his seminars…

During the time when Chujiro Hayashi taught his seminars, he would have all the participants recite Gyosei – Japanese style Waka poems. These are very short fixed form poems containing 31 syllables, and are said to be most expressive of the Japanese people.

These poems were also cherished, not only by Chujiro Hayashi, but also by the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai along with the Gokai, the five principles that Mikao Usui set as a key part of the system he developed called Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho. This is the system of Reiki that we Jikiden Reiki Teachers teach nowadays, keeping closely to the original teachings that Chujiro Hayashi taught when Chiyoko Yamaguchi trained with him when she was only 17 years of age.

Of the thousands of poems composed by the Meiji Emperor, Usui sensei selected 100 of the most outstanding poems as a guide for our spiritual development.

This one, selected from a book sourced from the Meiji Temple, is simple but very profound.


Katashi tote

Omoi tayumaba

Nanigoto mo

Naru koto araji

Hito no yononaka

‘If we neglect doing something we are supposed to do because we think it is too difficult, then nothing at all would be accomplished in this human world of ours.’

I am sure those of you who are also working as reiki practitioners and teachers, just as I am, and wishing to promote the acceptance and everyday use of reiki, may relate to this one. I am sure you all share deep gratitude to Chujiro Hayashi for preserving these teachings for us to enjoy today in Jikiden Reiki Courses.

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