Mikao Usui’s Words

“If we want to have access to the grandeur of personality, then our roots have to sink into the Universal.” Tagore

These pages are an old translation in English of a Japanese document and are not taken from any book.  This is a copy of Usui Sensei’s own Manual, which was given in handwritten form to his students.


1.    Usui Reiki Ryoho Principles
2.    In the Open, Sharing and Explanation
3.    Healing Ryoho Shishon, Method of Healing Guide
4.    Meiji Emperor’s Poems (Meiji Renno Gyosei)
5.    Questions and Answers.


The Secret Method to Invite Happiness
The Miracle Medicine for All Diseases

For today only, do not be angry.
Do not be anxious, and be grateful
Work hand and be kind to others.
Gassho (salutation closed hands)

Then repeat them in your mind at the beginning and the end of each day.
Usui Reiki Ryoho – Improve your mind and body

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57“From ancient times whenever someone develops a secret method the one would teach this to the people among the family, as a legacy for the later generations of the family living.  That idea, not to open to the public and keep that sacred method in the family, is really the past century’s bad custom.  In modern days we have to live together.  That’s going to be the basis of happiness, earnestly wanting social progress.

That’s why I definitely won’t allow myself to keep this just for myself.  Our Reiki Ryoho is a creative idea, which no one has developed before and there is nothing like this in this world.  Therefore I am going to open this idea to anybody for the peoples benefit and welfare.   And everyone will receive the blessing from God.  With this, expect everyone to have soul and
oneness.  Our Reiki Ryoho is an original therapy method using the power based on Reiki, which is a universal power in the universe.

With this, first for human beings themselves to be strong and healthy.  Then to improve the thoughts, one needs to be mild and healthy then human life will be pleasant.

Nowadays inside and outside of living we need improvement and restructuring away from illness and suffering, many fellows have worrying minds out of illness and accident.  I dare to openly teach this method in the autumn.

What is Usui Reiki Ryoho?

81Graciously I have received Meiji Emperor’s last injunctions.  For achieving my teachings, training and improving physically and walking in a right path as a human being, first we have to heal our spirit.  Secondly, we have to keep our body healthy, and be healthy.  If our spirit is healthy and has conformed to the truth, the body will get healthy naturally.  Usui Reiki Ryoho’s missions are to lead peaceful and happy life, heal others and improve happiness of others and us.

Is there any similarity to hypnotism, Kiai method, religious method or any other methods?

No, there is no similarity to any of those methods.  This method is to help body and spirit with intuitive power, which I’ve received after long and hard training.

Then, it is a psychic method of treatment?

Yes, you could say that.  But you could also say it is a physical method of treatment.  The reason why is Ki  and the light is emanated from the healer’s body, especially from the eyes, mouth and hands.  So if healer stares or breathes on or strokes with hands at the affected area such as toothache, colic pain, stomach ache, neuralgia, bruises, cuts, burns and other swellings with pain the pain will be removed.  However a chronic disease is not easy, some time is needed.  But a patient will feel improvement at the first treatment.  There is a fact more than a novel explaining this phenomenon with modern medicine.  If you see the facts you would understand.  Even people who use sophistry cannot ignore the fact.

Do I have to believe in Usui Reiki Ryoho to get better result?

No.  It’s not like a psychological method of treatment or hypnosis or other kind of mental method.  There is no need to have consent or admiration.  It doesn’t matter if you doubt, reject or deny it.  For example, it is effective to children and very ill people who are not aware of any consciousness, such as a doubt, rejection or denying.  There may be one out of ten who believes in my method before a treatment.  Most of them learn the benefits after first treatment then they believe in the method.

Can any illness be cured by Usui Reiki Ryoho?

Any illness such as psychological or an organic disease can be cured by this method.

Does Usui Reiki Ryoho only heal illness?

No.  Usui Reiki Ryoho does not only heal illness.  Mental illness such as agony, weakness, timidity, irresolution, nervousness and other bad habit can be corrected.  Then you are able to lead a happy life and heal others with mind of God or Buddha.  That becomes the principle object.

How does Usui Reiki Ryoho work?

I’ve never been given this method by anybody nor studied to obtain the psychic powers to heal.  I accidentally realized that I have received power when I felt the air in a mysterious way during fasting.  So I have a hard time explaining exactly that I am the founder.  Scholars and men of intelligence have been studying this phenomenon but modern science can’t solve it.  But I believe that day will come naturally.

Does Usui Reiki Ryoho use any medicine and are there any side effects?

Never uses medical equipment.  Staring at affected  areas, breathing onto it; stroking with hands, laying on of hands and patting lightly with hands are the ways of treatment.

Do I need to have knowledge of medicine?

My method is beyond a modern science so you do not need knowledge of medicine.  If brain disease occurs, I treat the head.  If it’s a stomach ache, I treat the stomach.  If it’s an eye disease, I treat the eyes.  You don’t have to take bitter medicine or stand for hot moxa treatment.  It takes a short time for a treatment with staring at affected areas or breathing onto it or  laying on of hands or stroking with hands.  These are the reasons why this method is quite original.

What do  famous medical scientists think of this method?

The famous medical scientists seem very reasonable.  European medical scientists have severe criticism towards medicine.  To return to the subject, Dr Nagai of Teikoku Medical University says, “we as doctors do diagnose, record and comprehend illnesses but we don’t know how to treat them.”  Dr Kondo says, “it is not true that medical science made a great progress.  It is the biggest fault in the modern medical science that we don’t take notice of psychological affect.”  Dr Kuga says, “it is a fact that psychological therapy and other kinds of healing treatment done by healers without doctor’s training works better than doctors, depending on the types of illnesses or patient’s personality or application of treatment.  Also the doctors who try to repel and exclude psychological healers without doctor’s training are narrow-minded.  From Nihon Iji Shinpo, it is an obvious fact that, doctors, medical scientists and pharmacists recognize the effect of my method and become pupils.

What is the government’s reaction?

On February 6th, 1922, at the Standing Committee on Budget of House of Representatives, a member of the Diet Dr. Matsushita asked for government’s view about the fact that people who do not have doctor’s training have been treating many patients with psychological or spiritual methods of treatment.  Mr Ushio, a government delegate says, “a little over 10 years ago people thought hypnosis is a work of long-nosed goblins, but nowadays study has been done and it’s applied to mentally ill patients.  It is very difficult to solve human intellect with just science, but it’s not a medical treatment such as electric therapy or just touching with hands to all illnesses.”  So my Usui Reiki Ryoho does not violate the Medical Practitioners Law or Shin-Kyu (acupuncture and moxa treatment) Management Regulation.

People would think that this kind of healing power is gifted to the selected people, not by training.

No, that isn’t true.  Every existence has healing power.  Plants, trees, animals, fish, insects, but especially a human as the lord of creation has remarkable power.  Usui Reiki Ryoho is materializing the healing powers that humans have.

Then, can anybody receive Denju (first teaching) of Usui Reiki Ryoho?

Of course, a man, woman, young or old, people with knowledge or without knowledge, anybody who has  common sense can receive the power accurately in a short time and can heal themselves and others.  I have taught to more than one thousand people but no one is failed.  Everyone is able to heal illness with just Shoden.  You may think it is inscrutable to get the healing power in a short time but it is reasonable.  It’s the feature of my method that heals difficult illnesses easily.

If I can heal other, can I heal myself?

If you can’t heal yourself, how can you heal others.

How can I receive Okuden?

51Okuden includes Hatsureiho, patting with hands method, stroking with hands method, pressing with hands method, telekinesics method and propensity method.  I will teach it to people who have learned Shoden and who are good students, good conduct and enthusiasts.”

(Interview from Mikao Usui)