The human being’s recognition of himself as I Am can be grasped either by facing the scientific universe or by facing spritual universal phenomena — the contents of self that exist in Naka-Ima [here-now’. It is I Am, facing the total contents of the phenomena as self.
When a posteriori self faces universal phenomena, the manifestation is in the opposite order of our own manifestation of the Kototama Principle. The subjective self faces the phenomenal self as a mirror image.
“Our ancestors grasped the complete order of the manifestation of human life as: a priori, to actual existence of self, to a posterior universal phenomenon, to a priori. This is the complete cycle of universal manifestation.
– O Sensei M. M. Nakazono
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First be clear, who is I AM, and once you’ve got it, don’t lose it. Be careful because it also can be dangerous. “I believe that I’m alone in the world and I must show others the way.” How strong I have been in my resolve yet I could be reduced to this! When you travel the way of truth, you must be strong and not lose yourself in phenomenal changes.
We are completely separated from the natural world rather than living in harmony with it. This is our mission as human beings, the synchronization of our society. Who can understand the way of truth? We must go on. Only in the civilization are we so allienated from nature; since we started building houses instead resting on the Earth. No other dimensions world is so separated as ours; all the others live in peaceful harmony.
We made a special place apart for ourselves. It’s not the way! We think in our O dimesnion that we can live on earth, and ignore it; that everything else can be sacrificed to us to make our lives perfect. Nonsense!
Once you’re interested in the Kototama Principle, you’ve taken one part of the mission for the purification of the world. You need to have pure confidence and belief in the human substance; not in A dimension.
My Past Way of Budo (page 43) 1978.