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Listen to and Practice Saying the Usui Gainen
Usui Gainen - San-kai

 
Understanding Reiki:  Origin of the Term "Reiki"


Last Updated: August 24, 2011 
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For an up to date translation of the original Usui Gainen
(also known as the Usui Concepts or precepts or principles)
please visit my
Usui Gainen page.

I've had this web page available at my Threshold Reiki Class Pages for many years now.  Recently I decided to share it at my open web pages so others could enjoy it.

For those wishing to pronounce Japanese words, the Usui Gainen  is a good place to begin.  I asked Reiki Shihan Emiko Arai and Reiki Shihan Katsuko Kiuchi to help me record each of them saying the concepts, first at a normal speed, and then at a much slower speed for someone learning Japanese. 

As I'm sure you are aware, in almost every country, languages are often spoken in different dialects, depending on the area of the country.  And so it is the same in Japan.  Emiko-san and Katsuko-san are from 2 different areas of Japan.  I thought it might be interesting for you to listen to both of their pronunciations of the Gainen.   Note that the recordings for Katsuko-san were set a little louder by mistake. I apologize for any inconvenience.

For information on pronouncing Romaji words and phrases, please search the Internet as there are many excellent web sites that explain this.

Please note, one part of the MP3 sound files presented is a slightly older version of the Gainen, from before I learned of some corrections in pronunciation made by Usui Sensei's last living student, Tenon-in.  According to the late Tenon-in, the Gainen are reading mostly with the Chinese On readings, as opposed to the current day Japanese Kun readings(see the image at the end of the Usui Gainen article).   I did manage to get Katsuko to record the change but you can still hear the previous version with Emiko's recording.)  (Emiko's version uses the phrase "Asa yuu gassho shite kokoro ni neji" instead of the more correct one "Chou seki gassho shite kokoro ni nenji" in Katsuko-san's version)

I hope you enjoy our contribution to your Reiki and Japanese education.  

Thanks.  
Rick Rivard

PS: For more Japanese Reiki words and their pronunciations, please visit my Threshold Reiki Audio Glossary page.

Emiko
Emiko-san
Threshold Reiki Shihan
Gendai Reiki Ho Shihan
Richmond BC, Canada

Katsuko
Katsuko-san
Threshold Reiki Shihan
Gendai Reiki Ho Shihan
Ikebana Shihan, Chado Shihan
Narita, Japan

NOTE: The Japanese characters on this page will be displayed if you have a Japanese font on your computer. The actual font I used for these characters is called Hoso Mincho. Please click here to learn how to access and install this font.


Once the MP3 file loads, you can restart or replay it over and over.

Phrase in
Romaji
Phrase in
Kanji
Emiko Katsuko
Normal Slow Normal Slow
Complete 
Gainen
Please see below EN ES KN KS
Sankai 
(often called Gokai)
Please see below in this colour of the row
EN ES KN KS
           
 Shou fuku no hiihou 招福の泌法 EN ES KN KS
 Manbyou no Rei yaku 萬病の霊薬
EN ES KN KS
   



 Kyo dake wa 今日丈けは
EN ES KN KS
 Ikaruna 怒るな
EN ES KN KS
 Shinpai suna 心配すな
EN ES KN KS
 Kansha shite 感謝して
EN ES KN KS
Go o hageme 業をはげめ
EN ES KN KS
 Hito ni shinsetsu ni 人に親切に
EN ES KN KS
   



Asa yuu
( s/b Chou seki 
see Katsuko version)
朝夕
EN ES KN KS
Gassho shite 
合掌して
EN ES KN KS
Kokoro ni nenji 心に念じ
EN ES KN KS
Kuchi ni tonaeyo 口に唱へよ
EN ES KN KS
 Shin shin kaizen 心身改善 EN ES KN KS
 Usui Reiki Ryoho 臼井靈氣療法
EN ES KN  KS
Chouso 肇祖
EN ES KN KS
Usui Mikao 臼井甕男

EN ES KN KS

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