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November 10, 2005

Remember to Extend Ki!

What is necessary for realization?

Even if a group of people live under the same conditions, some of those people will realize something, and others will not. What is the difference between these people?

One of the differences is if they send Ki clearly to that which they wish to understand.

You might feel, “Oh, that’s simple!”

However, this difference is everything when we are speaking of realization.

Here are some examples:

When you listen the teacher telling a story that you have heard before, if you listen thinking “I have heard this story before”, you do not send Ki clearly to the speaker and you cannot get any realization.

Even if it is the same story which you have heard, if you send Ki clearly to the speaker, you can get a new and deeper realization each time.

When you read a book, if you read the book thinking, “This book is just the same as the book I read before”, you are not sending enough Ki to the book, and this will limit your understanding.

No matter what, if you read a book with Ki, you will get new realization.

This is very simple. However in reality, we often do not send Ki in our daily life.

There are many people who have trouble in face-to-face conversations. I receive inquiries about this from many people.

In Japan, people are taught “When you talk with others, look at them.” However, even if you try to look into others eyes, sometimes it is very hard to do.

It is said that “The eyes are the window of the mind”. The eyes show the state of mind clearly. If you look at a person’s eyes whose Ki is very strong, it is easy to receive the person’s Ki.

However, if you stare into someone’s eyes, you may not be able to remain aware of other conditions around you.

As a result, many people look away when talking face to face. This gives others distrust and makes it difficult to realize their state of mind.

If this is a business negotiation or some kind of trouble that needs to be solved, it could be detrimental.

Then, try looking around the other person’s nose, instead of their eyes.

If you do this, the other person will feel that you are looking at their face in a straightforward manner.

The most important thing is that you can recognize others small changes in facial expression or attitude because you are sending Ki to others well.

It is not until you have true understanding of what the other is saying, that it has value.

I often meet higher ranking people. But I extend Ki and look at them in the way described above, and I do not get nervous now.

This way helps me a lot.

Please try to put it into practice in your daily life.

If you always remember to send Ki, then you will realize much more.

Let’s practice together.

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