THE CONCEPT OF LOVE IN AIKIDO
In seeking the Truth, both master and disciple must be modest in their Heart and also must love the Truth.
The Way starts from the original precepts set down by the founder and reaches the final goal through the achievement of the successors.
To treat those achievements of the founder as the base and go beyond it:
this is Creation.
To improve upon the achievements of the master and take them to a higher level by disciple's successive works though master's works sometimes being succeeded or denied:
this is Advancement.
Mutual Respect and Love exist here. To respect master and love disciple is no doubt to respect Love and Truth.
(Translated by Mr Itsuo Haba)