The Unity of Calm and Action
"Just as a top spinning very rapidly becomes steady, the most rapid movement results in calm.
Like the eye of the typhoon which is always peaceful, inner calm results in great strength of action. Calm and action are exactly one.
Only when we keep one point and unify our mind and body, can we find spare time even when busy. Keep a calm mind and you will be able to perform to the best of your ability even in an emergency or when facing important tasks."
-- Koichi Tohei Sensei
Sokushin no Gyo (bell meditation) is a form of meditation that involves an active body. These actions can be tiring and often test the endurance of both mind and body.
Tohei Sensei developed Sokushin no Gyo as a means to realize the oneness of mind and body while in an active physical state. Without mind and body unified, Sokushin no Gyo is difficult and even impossible to sustain. But when we realize the oneness of mind and body by relaxing completely, the Ki of the Universe naturally fill us up. Sokushin no Gyo strengthens our will and our conviction to give 100% in everything we do.
Five Principles of Studying Ki
Be Receptive and Open Minded (Beginner's Mind)
Persevere until you Master the Principle (Shugyo)
Apply Ki Principles in Daily Life
Change Your Subconscious Mind in a Positive Way
Study to Teach Others Well (Setsudo)