These are the Reiki principles as they appear on the grave of Dr. Usui and in his handbook. We have included an approxiamte pronunciation so that they can be chanted.
Kyo dake wa (kjoh dakeh wah) – Just for today
Okulu-na (okaru-nah) – don’t get angry
Shinpai suna (shin-pie sue-nah) – don’t worry
Kansha shite (kansha she-the) – be grateful
Goo hage me (gyo-o-hage me) – work hard
Hito ni shinsetsu ni (heeto knee shin-set-tzu knee)
– be kind to others
When we chant them we can use the english or japanese pronunciation but allow the meaning to reverberate within. If you would like to hear the Japanese pronunciation you can find it at http://www.reiki.org/japanesetechniques/5principles.html
The following is a version of the principles as written by Dr. Usui which has been translated an appears in Frank Arjava Petter’s book The Legacy of Dr. Usui.
The secret method of inviting happiness
The wonderful medicine for all diseases
Do not get angry
Do not worry
Be kind to others
Mornings and evenings, sit in the
Gassho position and repeat these words
out loud and in your heart.
For the improvement of body and soul,
Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method
The Founder, Mikao Usui