This is a true story of a man, who was born frail and almost dying once but finally became a superman.
His name is Harumichi Hida (1883-1956), a founder of Hida-siki spirited body training system (Kyoken-jutsu) in Japan.
He was a superman of the East.
Harumichi Hida (1883-1956). He was a superman of the East.
An Ageless Superman of the East
Harumichi slept for only two hours a night in his 70s.
When he got up in the morning, he practiced Kyoken-jutsu.
He made a practice only one or two times in the morning, which took less than ten seconds.
However, his physical and mental strength was increased more and more without limit, because he dedicated all his strength to the training.
Harumichi in his later years. As seen from the picture below, even in his 70s, Harumichi looked like he was in his 30s. He was a ageless superman.
An Old Superman vs Five Brawny Young Men
Actually, even in his 70s, Harumichi was really like a superman.
One day, Harumichi met the challenge of five young brawny men.
They had a competition to decide which is the faster in plowing a field.
It was the competition between Harumichi and the group of five young men.
At first, the plowing speed of Harumichi and the group of young men were equal.
That is, Harumichi did the work of five men.
However, as time went on, the young men were getting tired.
Then, they became markedly inferior to Harumichi in plowing speed.
Finally, the exhausted young men admitted their defeat.
In this way, even in his 70s, Harumichi had a energy and strength of more than five young men.
Furthermore, another day, four people tried to winch up a heavy load using a manual hoisting machine for repairing a house.
They exerted all their strength, but they could not lift the load even an inch.
So, Harumichi switched with them.
Harumichi was in his 70s, but he winched up the heavy load with ease by operating the hoisting machine by himself.
Furthermore, Harumichi was also a master of a combative sword-drawing art “Iaijutsu” or “battojutsu.”
When Harumichi performed a Iaijutsu, the sword blade was often catapulted from the hilt.
It is because a rivet used in the sword was broken by his powerful force.
In this way, there are a lot of anecdotes about Harumichi's incredible strength and power.
He was really a superman even in his 70s.
Harumichi Saved Seriously Ill Patients with His Original Diet
Harumichi saved many seriously ill patients who were given over by their doctors.
He developed his own dietary therapy called as Tenshin Diet.
Tenshin Diet means "Truly Natural Diet" in Japanese.
As the name suggests, Tenshin Diet is a dietary therapy based on the idea that the healing power of the human body could be improved by eating fresh food, such as raw brown rice and beans and fresh vegetables.
In the first step of Tenshin Diet, Harumichi put an ill patient on complete bed rest.
Then, the patient followed Tenshin Diet according to his instructions.
Amazingly, Harumichi identified the cause of illness and determined appropriate therapy by only hearing from the patient without directly examining the patient.
Furthermore, he also predicted the number of days required for the recovery from illness.
Strange to say, Harumichi told a critically ill patient who might die tomorrow as follows.
You may sit in 10 days later.
In 20 days later, please keep in mind to take a little walk around the garden.
Some people could not believe him and others were astounded by his words.
However, if the patient follow his order to the letter, they completely recovered from their illness, following the same course just as foretold by Harumichi.
So, that was a kind of a prophetic power.
Foreseeing the Future After 1000 Years
Since 1945, Harumichi slept only a couple of hours each night and thus he always woke up by himself at 1:00 a.m. or 2.00 a.m. at the latest.
When he woke up, he practiced Kyoken-jutsu lying in bed.
Then, he arrived at a state of perfect selflessness away from all thoughts.
In this state, Harumichi relaxed the entire body.
Then, his mind became very clear.
Amazingly, various problems of philosophy, religion, science, economy, health and medical science which he had not anticipated, came into his clear mind like a geyser.
At the same time, a number of the answers to the problems also came from the center of his body.
In this state, his brain was just like a supercomputer.
Harumichi was able to foresee the future events even after 1000 years.
I am happy to gain a clear mind to understand the truth of the universe.
But, now I found that such a clarity of mind causes me pain too.
That is because I became able to clearly foresee the condition of people all over the world 1000 years, 2000 years from now.
However, I foresee not only good events but also bad events.
I clearly see in my mind both of goods and bad events of people, which cause me a pain.
To free from such a pain, the only thing I can do is to break a mirror in my mind, which reflects the future.
Thus, to break the mirror in his mind, he went on a 49-day fast with no food and very little water.
Then, around 10 p.m. on August 24, 1956, Harumichi passed away.
In this way, a superman of the East ended his life at the age of 72.
What Will Happen in the Future?
By the way, what future did Harumichi foresee?
No one would ever know what actually he saw by his prophetic power.
However, there are some clues to know what he foresaw in his clear mind.
According to Harumichi, the religious truth and the scientific truth are the different aspects of the same universal truth.
The physical laws and the mental laws are the different aspects of the truth of the universe.
Thus, they originated from the same truth, that is, the truth of God.
In terms of the philosophical aspect, God appears as the philosophical truth.
In terms of the scientific aspect, God appears as the scientific truth.
Thus, the science, philosophy and region have the common origin.
This origin is the absolute truth of the universe.
Since the human civilization started in Mesopotamia and Egypt, various religions began.
But, any of these religions are not based on scientific principle and even inconsistent with modern science.
Actually, it is considered that religion and modern science have been like oil and water.
Thus, religious believers and scientists believe that they are in separate worlds with each other.
However, Harumichi thought differently.
According to him, if modern science progresses to a limit, it would reach the universal truth of every religion.
Harumichi's philosophy is similar to that of a British science fiction writer, Arthur C. Clark.
Clark once said,
Magic’s just science that we don’t understand yet.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
In the relation between religion and science, Harumichi described in his writing, The book of the space ethics, introduction as follows.
For me, God is also the origin of philosophy and science.
Suppose that science, philosophy and religion correspond to each vertex of a triangle.
You can make a circle circumscribing the triangle.
Then, the center of the triangle and that of the circle are the same point.
This point corresponds to the universal truth of God.
Harumichi believed that the ultimate goal is to establish a new scientific religion.
Then, he tried to prove the existence of God based on his own experience and the theoretical study.
He continued his study every day for more than ten years.
He also wrote The book of the space ethics to establish the scientific principle of religion.
The book of the space ethics covers a wide variety of topics from mathematics, physics, philosophy, medical science to religion.
When the whole volume of The book of the space ethics was piled up on the floor, the height was higher than that of a person.
However, no one has ever clarified the whole picture of Harumichi’s astonishing work, because it was hard to understand.
Harumichi in his later years said,
It would take five thousand years for people to understand the religious principle which I understand now and to take it for granted.
But, will that time ever come?
Harumichi might have foreseen with his prophetic power that marriage between science and religion.
That is, he might have foreseen the world where science and religion would be merged to develop an entirely new spiritual science.
So, in the future, modern science might drastically change by the next scientific revolution.
It will change the conventional paradigm based on material science to a new paradigm based on spiritual science.
As a result, the time may come in the future when people will learn wizard science in wizard schools like Harry Potter’s series.
November 18, 2018
- Kazuyuki Takagi (1986). “Hida-siki spirited body training system for building a iron man.”
- Harumichi Hida (December 1985). "The book of the space ethics."
- Harumichi Hida In Wikipedia.