Katsuma means: 'Action', and refers to the law of cause and effect.
The concept of katsuma
encapsulates the understanding that every thought, word, action, or experience
(i.e. reaction / response to situation, circumstance or events,) no matter
how seemingly small or insignificant, will have consequences - be they
beneficial or otherwise.
Our present circumstances - state of health, relationships, mindset, achievements, etc - are all essentially the result of past thoughts, words, actions & experiences; and our future circumstances will be influenced by current thoughts, words, actions & experiences.
to us of the power latent within action - of the power and importance
of thought, word & action - & also encourages us to be mindful
of the probable outcomes resulting from our actions.
In the art of Tenchi
Seiki Te-Ate, the primarily focus on katsuma is in an aetiological
sense: inquiry into the origin/causation of im-balance, dis-order &
dis-ease (be it physical, emotional, interpersonal, spiritual, environmental,
© 2002 James Deacon