Reiki(礼記)

To shoot is must hit on etiquette, it mean having right intention in inside and straight form in out side, take bow and arrow followed by that is truly. if an arrow hit on the mark without etiquette it didn’t hit actually.

therefore we should see our virtue within shooting arrow.

to shoot is way of virtue. it require myself right things. shoot after put myself straight, our only have to do is self-examination if the shoot missed the mark.

Original text

射は進退周還しゅうせん必ず礼に中あたり、内志うちこころざし正しく、外体直そとたいなおくして、然る後に弓矢を持とること審固しんこなり。弓矢を持ること審個しんこにして、然る後に以って中ると言うべし。これ以って徳行を観みるべし。

射は仁の道なり。射は正しきを己に求む。己正しくして而して後発す。発して中らざるときは、則ち己に勝つ者を怨うらみず。反ってこれを己に求むるのみ。

Afterwords

The above sentence tells us important attitude in doing Kyudo, and it also lead our common life because if you didn’t keep etiquette in daily you would fact that you can’t shoot an arrow rightly.

if you remind the attitude of Kyudo on your life, it help your life going well I believe.

Posted by Demi