In the higher order of taijutsu training requires that you act on the inner emotions. In order to know how to act on an intuitive emotion during an acute emergency, requires a body and mind that is free from tension and stiffness. If we are free from tension, the emotion can penetrate to the “oscillation” we have built into us and can thus avoid and counter all forms of attack. Note that sentence began with the word “If”. When the word “if” is replaced with the word “when” we’ve got fantastic way of our development.
There are many people who may feel “Sakki” (killing intent; 殺気), but it is not everyone who can act on that feeling and move aside the attack.
All our lessons begin and end with “Shikin haramitsu daikomyo” (詞韻波羅密大光明) is a mantra to integrate our external and internal, our physical appearance with the environment, etc. Haramitsu translates to “to get to the other side.” The first state referred to what we call “uso” (universal concept; 宇想), the formal side. On the side of our kata and strive to understand and experience the physical movements conscious.
The other side is what we call “muso” (without conception; 無想), the formless side. Where we act intuitively and instinctively all menacing pre-incident signals (PINS) from our environment. Sometimes we become consciously aware of the signals, sometimes we just “act” without understanding why (often called being “lucky“).
When we are first sitting of sakki test we are in the state of uso. If we do not act in “haramitsu” (波羅密), ie intuitively duck and the muso-state takes over, which is demonstrated clearly because we are not beaten in the head. When we duck and roll away from danger. But it is not enough just to duck to be initiated into the higher form of taijutsu training. There are many who have dodged the Sakki, but then not dared remain on muso-side and that has turned back. It is safe to be left on the side where everything has an explanation, where everything is rational and logical, but it can be felt extremely unsafe and dangerous to let go of control and go into the unknown within.
These people have the right to call themselves Shidoshi but has still not fully come to realize what the advanced part of ninjutsu consists of.
Ninjutsu does not belong in the comparative world; where we say this is better than that, one is more important than the other, nor in the field of physical comparisons where it is better to be the strongest or the fastest.
The purpose of ninjutsu is to live and survive and there is no objective value of properties that make it more or less easy for us to do it. Nor is ninjutsu a species in which subjective emotional or volitional manifestations increases our survival, for example, wins are not always from acting the most aggressive or being wiser. Nor the best trained or have the most black belts in various martial arts.
Actions in the sakki test are defined in mikkyo Buddhist theory as the contact between subject and object. It is the meeting between the inside and the outside, the link between intention and effect, between the uso and muso. This is seen in Buddhism as a sign that the body and mind are one.
Acting can not coexist with subjective thinking or to objectively feel with their minds – because acting is not in the same space of time as thought and perception. The present is the state (that is a synonym for Kukan) for all actions and thus ninjutsu, while thinking and fixed perception belongs to the past.