Through the philosophy he has developed, Itsuo Tsuda (1914-1984) contributes to the evolution of mankind. Establishing a bridge between East and West, he presents knowledge he received from Masters such as Haruchika Noguchi, Morihei Ueshiba, Marcel Mauss, Marcel Granet and others. There is a challenge in this, for the human being is viewed in a ...
Through the philosophy he has developed, Itsuo Tsuda (1914-1984) contributes to the evolution of mankind. Establishing a bridge between East and West, he presents knowledge he received from Masters such as Haruchika Noguchi, Morihei Ueshiba, Marcel Mauss, Marcel Granet and others. There is a challenge in this, for the human being is viewed in a dimension that transcends any given period, place or tradition. The human being as such, unveiled. Life in its manifold aspects. The human being as such, unveiled. Life in its manifold aspects.
The author writes in a direct and simple style; his choice of words, precise and never left to chance, and so it has great significance and the reader is captured by the rhythm of a respiration. The message, almost thirty years after his death, remains up-to-date and relevant. Itsuo Tsuda deals with the theme of the philosophy of the Non-Doing and with that of ki through Katsugen undo, Seitai and Aikido: all of which are means of awakening sensitivity and retrieving inner freedom. Human beings already possess everything they need within, but because of the present conditions of the world, they must find themselves again and rediscover their fundamental freedom.
“Europeans can only act if they understand the reason why beforehand. Hence the need for a development in the realm of thought. This work may prove interesting because, if Europeans understand, other people will follow.There is a world of difference between having a map with the water sources marked on it and actually quenching one's thirst there.” Itsuo...
«L’Europeo non può agire se, prima, non ne capisce la ragione. Da qui la necessità di uno sviluppo nel campo del pensiero. Questo lavoro può essere interessante, perché se l’Europeo capisce, gli altri popoli seguono.C’è un mondo di differenza tra il fatto di avere una carta che indica le sorgenti d’acqua e il fatto di dissetarcisi.» (...)Itsuo Tsuda
“The area in which the West has made its precious contribution to humanity is Evidence. Today, we are in a transition period, the century of uncertainty, in which values solidly entrenched for centuries are being questioned. (...) Indeed, nothing about the aspects of ki is obvious. When they become obvious, they cease to be ki and fall into categories."...
"By choosing this somewhat absurd title, The Science of the Particular, I've unintentionally challenged Aristotie's saying that there is no science but of the general. […] And yet a conclusion drawn from general data is of no help when it cornes to knowing exactly what occurs in a particular case, at the vert' moment when this issue takes on vital...
"Abbandonare la via dell'acquisizione dalla quale il mondo intero ha tratto beneficio ma che oggi ha raggiunto uno sviluppo inquietante: Tsuda ci insegna in queste pagine a spogliarci di tutto ciò che è inutile per poter vedere le cose con una nuova, maggiore coscienza." Itsuo Tsuda
"As a component of society, individuals struggle with structure,whether they like it or not. Can the acquisition of power givethem a chance of fulfilment? Over time, only our way of life haschanged. All problems remain unchanged, including life anddeath. No “recipe” can be valid as long as the Individual doesnot feel alive."
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“This awakening does not come as the result of mental speculations ormoralizing agressions. At one point, when one is not expecting it, thedoor opens and the dialogue begins in silence.”
Itsuo Tsuda parla dell’individuo, del ki, della respirazione e di come sia possibile risvegliare la propria sensibilità e indica la via che permetterà di ritrovare la propria libertà interiore. Appunto non la scienza del generale, ma la scienza del particolare, in cui l'individuo è considerato nella sua totalità ed unicità.
“It is certainly not easy to free oneself from the hold of the past and to face the present. What I am trying to do is to direct your attention to the unsuspected richness of our unconscious being.”