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Emperor Meiji Gyosei
(explanation by Mr. Hiroshi Doi)

  1. Purpose of Usui Reiki Ryoho (from brochure of Reiki Ryoho)

  2. The practitioners of Usui Reiki Ryoho use 125 Gyosei written by Emperor Meiji, who was the 122nd Japan Emperor and made a lot of Gyosei (Japanese WAKA poetry), as mental food. They also keep the GOKAI (For today only, do not anger, do not worry. Be grateful. Endeavor your work. Be kind to all people everyday, make an effort for your own mind & body growth, aim at keeping health, and aim at increasing peace, prosperity and happiness in family/society/nation/world.)
     
  3. Traditional Reiki Ryoho (treatment) Seminar

  4. Shuyokai, which means seminar, is held by Traditional Reiki Ryoho master in order to encourage the growth of mind and spirit of all attendants. Reiju is given by the master at that time. Hatsureiho is taught in the Level 2 to practice Reiki by oneself..

    At the beginning of Shuyokai and Hatsureiho, GYOSEI is read aloud to clear idle thoughts. GOKAI is read aloud three times at least. This was started by Usui-sensei and Traditional Usui Reiki practitioners perform it still now.
     

  5. The Purpose of GYOSEI

  6. It is said that Emperor Meiji was a great psychic. His goodness was generated to all over the country like sun, his feeling was broad-minded and plentiful like the ocean, his will was strong, his belief was full of love and as broad as the land.
    In Meiji era, most politicians were so called great people who experienced much difficulties in the changing era from Edo SAMURAI period to Meiji democratic period, but they got strained and sweat when they were meeting Emperor Meiji, not by Emperor's authority but by Reiki power.

    USA president F. Roosevelt said, "Japanese people must be happy to have such a great Emperor. Japan will progress and develop with the Emperor Meiji. "

    Emperor Meiji did not talk a lot but wrote a lot of WAKA poetry to express himself. These poetry's are recognized as great poetry in Japanese literature.

    Usui-sensei respected the Emperor Meiji, selected 125 WAKA poetry as GYOSEI to use in Reiki lesson.

       
  7. GYOSEI (samples and explanation by Hiroshi Doi)

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    1. "Me ni mie nu kami ni mukaite hajizaru wa hito no kokoro no makoto nari keri"

    2. You have a right pure soul if you have nothing to be ashamed of in front of God, whom you cannot see, who knows you all. I wish everyone had such soul.
       
    3. "Ware mo mata sarani migakamu kumorinaki hitono kokorowo kagami ni ha site"

    4. I wish my mind clear like great people unknown but have great mind and soul. Though I am the Emperor, I am not a great as a human.
       
    5. "Ten wo urami hito wo togamuru kotomo araji waga ayamachi wo omoikaesaba"

    6. I have consecutive unhappiness and pain that I cannot control. Easy to think that there is no God, I tend to think that the other person is to blame for it. Is this really blamed on other person? Am I always right without any fault? No, I can remember that I also have many faults. This is blamed on me, I know that this is the result I bring, and now I am free from ill feeling.
       
    7. "Asamidori sumiwatari taru oozora no hiroki wo ono ga kokoro tomogana"

    8. I stand at the spring green field, looking up at the clear blue sky, and I wish I could get the broad sky in my mind.
       
    9. "Nanigoto mo omouga mamani narazaru ga kaerite hito no mi no tameni koso"

    10. No one can always live at his/her own will. People get disappointed and feel discontent when things do not go as they expected. The expectation and desire, however, cannot be satisfied completely but grow more if a desire is satisfied, and at last, it will result in ruin. So I think that reality with much unintentional XXXXX
       
    11. "Isasaka no kizu naki tama mo tomosureba chiri ni hikari wo usinainikeri"

    12. If you get a beautiful, bright and scratch-less jewel, without constant polishing and cleaning, it will lose its brightness by a little dust. So human heart also, beautiful and pure heart cannot be kept without constant polishing.
       
    13. "Ikanaramu kotoaru toki mo utsusemi no hito no kokoro yo yutaka naranamu"

    14. Human, that is manifestation of a God, should always have hope, bright and broad-minded heart as God has, whatever may happen.
       
    15. "Utsuwa niha shitagai nagara iwagane mo tosu ha mizu no chikara narikere"

    16. Water does not oppose any vessels and it is stayed as the vessel form. Water seems to be obedient, flexible, and not self-assertive. However, water can break rocks with its consecutive concentrated drops. So people should also have flexibility for any situation such as thought and human relationship, and have consecutive concentration to do something important.
       
    17. "Yuki ni tae arashi ni taeshi nochi ni koso matsu no kurai mo takaku miekere"

    18. People have been liked pine tree because it is said that pine tree bring good luck. And people evaluate the shape and balance of pine tree, but the real worth is different. When the coldest winter came after the lapse of many years, pine trees could survive deep snow and storm though other trees died all. Pine trees showed their toughness and people evaluated the great pine trees.
       
    19. "Kurenubeku narite iyoiyo oshimu kana nasukoto nakute sugishi hitohiwo"

    20. Today I had nothing to do and I find that now is evening. I felt sorry for that at first, but I changed my mind that this is not so bad, is it? Yes, it is BAD because any moment is very precious for people and I waste my precious time today. Well, however, I should not regret my passed day for so long. Now I try to live my new day without regret.
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    Richard's comments:
The Usui Reiki Hikkei was, and still is, given out to all level one students of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. Concerning the Guide to Method of Healing table, I asked Mr. Doi why would Usui-sensei give out such a long and complex guide to his new students. He explained that early on, Sensei did not have such a guide, but he soon discovered that some people were unable to sense where to place their hands for certain (or all) illnesses He decided to provide instructions that could be followed until such time as they no longer required this.

The Gyosei is often spoken or sung before the Japanese Hatsurei ho meditation used in Japanese Reiki classes or gatherings, and has a syllable beat of 5 - 7 - 5 - 7 - 7. At the end of the gathering the Precepts are also spoken; mainly the Gokai - the 5 well known statements.

    Click Here for more on the Gyosei


    Usui-sensei's Shuyo ho
     

The Hatsurei ho described in Mr.Doi's book (Iyashi No Gendai Reiki Ho - see my web site at www.threshold.ca) is a slightly modified version of Usui-sensei's original. How it is done originally is also described on page 162 of his book.

Hatsurei-ho is called "Shuyo ho" when it is done together in a group. It goes like this:

     
  1. Clear one's mind by singing Gyosei

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  3. Seiza - sit on the floor in zen style

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  5. Kenyoku - brushing off

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  7. Joshin Kokyu - Soul cleansing breathing: meditation focusing on "tanden"

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  9. Gassho

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  11. Seishin Toitsu - continue to meditate (this is when "Reiju"- an empowerment or attunement is give by teachers - this is done to all at every Reiki gathering)

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  13. Gokai sansho - say 5 principles aloud three times

Go To Hatsurei Ho Meditation  /   Go to Usui Precepts


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