The event-filled life of Morihei Ueshiba

is the process that gave birth to Aikido.

It is the crystallization

of his intense spiritual training

and the creative expression

of his strong and ceaseless

pursuit of truth.

It is living evidence

of the transformation

of the selfish instincts of aggression

through severe personal discipline,

and through an attitude

of devotion and reverence

that leads one’s life to higher levels

of consciousness

in order to receive

the noble inspiration

that causes one to rise above self-love,

to a love and respect

for humanity and society

—a universal and Divine Love

that O-Sensei called

“the love of Kami,” of God.