"The person, the person, the person. Everything depends on the quality of the person."
Our founder, So Doshin, saw that "given that everything is conducted by people, then there is no other way to achieving real peace than to make as many individuals as possible with strong senses of charity, courage, and justice," and so he created Shorinji Kempo.
The purpose in this was not to make strong people or people with great technique, but to work through the practice of Shorinji Kempo and through people's work to acquire healthy bodies, indomitable courage, and well-rounded character in order to make individuals capable of leading happy lives. At the same time the purpose is to nourish in them the courage and enthusiasm that will allow them to act aggressively to achieve a peacefully and prosperously ideal society, and to raise people well endowed with good judgment and a sense of justice who will serve as true leaders.
While Kaiso was still alive, he made use of a broad spectrum of opportunities to explain to kenshi how human beings should live based on his personal experiences.
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