First Set: RIN / Self-Empowerment
The following technique is the
RIN technique taken from the three books of the Kuji-In trilogy.
RIN is the first of nine techniques to achieve a wonderful
and powerful spiritual experience. The technique is presented
so that it can be absorbed in a step-by-step manner. You are
highly encouraged to learn the process gradually so to provoke
the most powerful effect.
RIN: From Book 1 (Qi-Gong
Combine the 3 to manifest: movement
(mudra), sound (mantra), thought (mind). In each practice,
make the hand signs (mudra), say the single word repeatedly
(mantra), and visualize the effect of the mudra (mind). Start
with one, and don't go to the next until you are comfortable
with the 3 parts of a level : hand/word/thought. When you
master the 3 parts of a single level, and feel that "something
is going on" in the energy planes, add the full long
mantra, either in Japanese or Sanskrit pronunciation.
In the following, the first
photo is the good way to do it, and the second is there to
show you how to place your fingers.
Middle finger extended, all others
Mantra Japanese: On baï shi ra man ta ya sowaka
Mantra Sanskrit: Om Vajramanataya Swaha
The RIN Kuji is used to strengthen
your mind and body. This Kuji-in must be performed before
any other Kuji-ins can truly be effective. The RIN Kuji-in
acts as a sort of hook-up to the Ultimate Source of all Power.
By connecting you with this Divine energy, the RIN Kuji-in
strengthens your mind and body, especially in collaboration
with the other practices of the Kuji-In. A stronger connection
to the Divine energy source will make you stronger at every
level. Please be aware that this Kuji-in may elevate your
Visualize a red shining light
descending from Heaven into your body, and lighting a flame
at your Base Chakra, the region between your anus and your
sexual organs. Relax and begin the visualization, perform
the mudra, chant the prayer mantra calmly, slowly or quickly,
as you wish, (or even at an accelerating tempo, then come
back suddenly to a slower tempo. The Base Chakra is the point
where the Sacred flame emerges into your energetic body.
It may be hard for you to believe,
but the Universal Fire is situated at the base of your own
experience: the base Chakra at the tip of your spine. You
are all that there is; you simply don’t clearly understand
what that means yet. On this path you will learn that, as
the Sacred Flame grows brighter in you, it actually rises
up your spine until it fills your entire body.
Breathe deeply and softly. Every
inhalation nourishes the flame at your Base Chakra, encouraging
it to fill you with Sacred Fire. Visualize the flame increasing
in intensity, giving life to your entire body. As you are
increasingly filled with this Sacred Fire, all the energy
circuitry in your body will repair itself, becoming healthier
and more alive as it receives the flow of the Universal Root
energy: The Sacred Fire. This is your connection to All That
Each time you make a decision,
you will notice that some of your muscles tighten with fear.
Muscles tighten when you have to make a decision because of
the inherent biological fear that the human animal body holds.
The objective of this exercise is to become conscious of the
fearful nature of the human, animal part of you. Once you
are aware of these fears, release them and trust yourself.
Self-trust is the key to success in everything.
RIN: From Book 2 (Advanced
The RIN Way of Life
You have the right to live.
Every time you let yourself believe you do not have the right
to live, to be, to act, you are telling the Universe that
you prefer being the victim of your own life events. Stand
up, be confident and declare your own right to live.
On the other hand, do not give
yourself permission to act arrogantly, or to say that you
are better than anyone else. If you make such comparisons,
you are asserting that there are different levels of the right
to live, or that some people are more entitled to life, or
have more right to breathe than others. When you make those
kinds of comparisons, you destroy your own right to live,
to be, and to feel good about yourself.
From time to time, we all give
in to the tendency to admit to ourselves that we think we
are better than everyone else. Yet, this erroneous thinking
reinforces the negative aspects of your ego. If you want to
achieve true self confidence, you must abandon all attempts
at comparing the value of human life. Thus, you may certainly
express your various preferences, preferring apples over cherries,
or the color pink to the color blue, but it is crucial to
the development of full self consciousness that you never
judge others as less worthy of life than you.
Once you start trusting yourself,
practice projecting this trust into life. Say to yourself,
“Life takes care of me, I trust life”. Eventually,
this practice will lead you to have faith, the awareness that
God takes care of you every moment, and that you can let go
of your fears and worries; you are never alone and God supports
all of your actions. If He did not, you would simply cease
In fact, as a human being, you
don’t really have any control over exactly what happens
in your life, but you do have the power of choice. By following
these techniques, you will gain the tools to influence the
outcome of events in your life, and eventually, you will also
develop the power to manifest events more as you desire them
to be. You still won’t have any direct control over
the outcome of events in your life; you will simply learn
to trust life, and to have faith. Faith releases Divine energy
into your body and fuels all other spiritual activities.
Extend your two middle fingers and interlace all other fingers.
Mantra Japanese: On baï shi ra man ta ya sowaka
Mantra Sanskrit: Om Vajramanataya Swaha
Visualize a flame at your base
chakra, which grows brighter each time you inhale air and
Prana (more on Prana in the books).
The circulation of air and Prana into your body ignites and
fans the flame. Strangely, the flame does not go out immediately,
even after you stop this exercise; the process seems to be
self sustaining. When you exhale, vocalize the Kuji-In prayer
three times (3). It is at the inhalation that the flame flares
up. Visualize the flame growing until your whole body seems
to be filled with this spiritual fire. This is the first Key
of RIN. With this sacred technique, 90 complete breaths (1
breath = 1 inhalation and 1 exhalation) set your body on fire.
You can begin with 9 complete breaths, (that is 27 mantras),
but to gain the full potential of the RIN Kuji, and start
the path, you will have to perform the complete set 90 times
every few days until you have completely mastered the technique,
and you feel the energy strongly inside of you. In the first
few breaths, the RIN fire simultaneously grows in the base
chakra and fills your lower body and legs. As you complete
the set, the RIN fire covers your entire body, legs, arms,
and then extends a bit beyond your body (about one inch from
the exterior surface of your skin). A bit of dark blue smoke
may be seen when a part of your body is set on fire for the
first few times. After that, you may see a very little bit
of white smoke. Allow the smoke to drift up unnoticed; do
not spend any energy attending to it.
RIN: From Book 3 (Kuji-In
In the introductory and advanced
knowledge of the Kuji-In, we learned that RIN was implicated
in the concept of trust. We first learned that we should work
to become courageous. Courage eventually leads to trust, which
leads to self-trust. In time, self-trust will lead to Faith
in the self, and then in a universal spiritual concept such
as God or the higher self.
Each time you succeed something,
you should focus on appreciating this success. This will help
you build foundations for your mind to believe you can be
successful. In this way, you will gain self-trust thru perseverant
application of mental training practices, but also thru life
experiences. Yet, whenever you fail, or believe you failed
something, you should spend more energy on fighting negativity,
and keeping your morale up. Use your apparent failures to
build your determination to succeed by refining your future
attempts. Trust in your ability to become better.
The RIN hand seal binds all fingers together except for the
middle fingers, which is the fingers of experiences and events.
The middle finger extends to make contact with these experiences.
This mudra brings the human
and spiritual hands together, so that the human and the spiritual
self can join in life’s experiences. This mudra helps
to develop consciousness of each of the experiences that we
are going thru, thus making them easier to accept and understand.
This is the first step in becoming aware of the creative essence
that leads to the manifestation of experiences and events
in our lives. Knowing that there is a spiritual force creating
all these experiences makes them easier to accept.
In the Transformational Approach,
the RIN mudra keeps the bent fingers outside the hand, which
means we are focusing on affirming our self-trust and faith.
We seek to encourage it, and not only become aware of our
actual level of faith.
Using this mudra will also help
us trust that all will be fine. Accepting, even inviting our
Spirit to accompany our human in its challenges, makes it
all look like a lesson, rather than a punition. Whatever happens,
if I believe that I am not alone, but steadily with myself
as Sprit, it is obvious that everything will be fine, eventually.
This is the faith of the Kuji-In, which has nothing to do
with having faith in an exterior God. Faith is the ultimate
self-trust as Sprit as well as human, as one. Breathe NOW.
Some Kuji-In traditions will
express the index outward instead of the middle finger. Extending
the index represents the affirmation of power, as a decree
of the self. This version of the RIN mudra will be more frequently
used by martial artists and people who wish to build a stronger
willpower. The transformational approach encourages the experience
(middle finger) of RIN at first, followed by the affirmation
(index) of RIN only when much more experience has been gained.
Experience and faith is essential to the true expression of
Rin, in Japanese, means face or meet. It
has to do with meeting someone, without indication to who
we are to meet; thus, we meet ourselves. To meet your self
implicates to get to know yourself by observing yourself in
a “third person” perspective. Such contemplation,
in an honest attitude of self-acceptance, will inevitably
lead to trusting yourself.
||bai shira man
||to / who has
||glory / sacrifice
Shinto: In this kuji-in practice, the Shinto Buddhists are
referring to Amaterasu, a feminine Goddess. Amaterasu is described
as the Goddess from which all light emanates, and is also
often referred to as the sun goddess because of her warmth
and compassion for the people who worshipped her; an interpretation
of "light" or "heat" as passion, or purity.
She emits lightning into the body to give it life force. She
is like the light of creation.
Buddhists: Here the Buddhists
pray Bishamonten, guardian of the north, and thus, of material
things. From the traditional Japanese Buddhism point of view,
since the time of samurais and great warriors, he is said
to be the god of war and warriors. Bishamonten is wearing
an armor symbolizing the physical shell over his true self.
He holds a spear in one hand, a symbol of the Spirit that
penetrates the physical world, and a pagoda in the other hand,
like a temple where wisdom resides, another symbol of our
Hindu: Most of the Kuji-In process
invokes the Hindu God Indra, who is the only King of heavens,
holding thunderbolts. The word swaha can be translated as
glory, homage or salutations, but is used mostly when doing
prostrations, offering sacrifices. Thus, this mantra is also
a pledge of sacrifice offered to the God King of Heaven, Indra,
know as the one who holds thunderbolts. The Hindu tend to
interpret each word with all their possible meanings according
to their religious structure, therefore a few Sanskrit words
become much longer phrases so that they can transmit all the
meaning at once. This Sanskrit mantra could mean, in Hindu
terms: Om (Holy Word), I offer sacrifice by the name of the
God, who carries Vajra in his hands i.e. Lord Indra.
Transformational approach: We
contemplate the powerful force of creation. We contemplate
the light that comes from the heavens down into the earth
to give it life and movement. This Light is both feminine
and masculine. At this point, we celebrate the coming of the
Spirit into the human body.