Kyo Chi Gyo I –The Route To Everything

So many of us strive for a personal goal, something that will make us happy.

That may be money, status, property, love or anything else you would like to cite.

Often, however, we fail in our efforts because we focus on the wrong thing en-route, but kyo chi gyo i (pronounced kyo chee gyo ee) can help put that right.

No, it’s not another chant, it’s a tried and trusted method for achieving anything your heart desires.

Let’s find out what it means …

Kyo – the goal you wish to achieve.

Chi – is the wisdom needed to reach that goal.

Gyo – is the action you need to take to reach the goal.

I – the status you will attain when the goal is reached.

So having set kyo (our goal) firmly in our heart, we chant for chi, the wisdom to achieve our goal. Of course, this wisdom doesn’t simply appear, we have to get ourselves into a learning life-state and use every avenue to gather that wisdom. Once the wisdom has been attained we can use it to guide our actions (gyo).

The trick is to concentrate on kyo at all times. So many people fall short of their desired status because they take their eye off kyo, their goal.

The rational behind this is that by focussing on your goal, you concentrate on something concrete. Your status, i, is about you and is not a physical entity, making it an ethereal target and your task so very much more difficult.

Let’s give you real world example …

It’s the last minute of the World Cup Final, it’s 1-1, but incredibly one team has been awarded a penalty. One player has been given the ball and is going to take the penalty.

In this example kyo is successfully converting the penalty, chi is the skill needed to kick the ball accurately and maybe knowing which way the keeper tends to dive. Gyo is accurately kicking the ball, in the desired direction with enough force and i is being the player who scored the winning goal in the World Cup final.

Let’s assume that the player is the regular penalty taker for his team, and that he’s really good at scoring from them. He has practiced for hours, kicking the ball exactly where he wants it to go, so his chi is near perfect. He may have taken dozens of penalty kicks during his playing career, so he has the correct action, and gyo well defined.

If he concentrates on kyo, scoring the goal, he has a good chance of success. If, however, he lets i, his status control his thoughts, he has much more chance of missing.

So it’s all about reaching your goal, kyo. The status, i, whatever that may be, will look after itself.

17 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sichere Geldanlage 2010
    Oct 26, 2010 @ 07:04:29

    As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me. Thank you


    • Anupadin
      Oct 29, 2010 @ 00:49:16

      Thank you for the thank you. It’s nice to know that there are people who find some of what I write of use. I guess it’s part of why I write it, and why it’s public not private – Namaste


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  4. HowlingWulf
    Jan 20, 2011 @ 13:25:16

    Many thanks for the article. It was a nice way of getting the message across. I have been looking into spiritualism and buddhism recently and find this kind of ideaology incredibly appealing. This has helped me understand the method and has given me a grasp at trying to start this myself. Kindest regards,


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  9. Kenhawkeye
    Nov 20, 2012 @ 09:20:36

    Interesting that Roberto Baggio, a long-standing practitioner of Buddhism did exactly what you cautioned against and blasted the ball wide from a penalty in the World Cup a few years ago. That simple shift from I to Kyo is the key for Nando. Maybe you could have a word?


    • Anupadin
      Nov 20, 2012 @ 12:41:19

      An interesting spot there Ken. Of course one of the best known ‘sporting’ Buddhists is Arsene Wenger, who hasn’t exactly been a good advert for the philosophy either.

      I do feel sorry for Torres. It looks as though his time is up, but I’m guessing that the end will be a relief for all concerned.

      I’m sure some coach somewhere has made mention I and Kyo, or the equivalent, but saying and doing are a million miles apart sometimes.


      • Kenhawkeye
        Nov 20, 2012 @ 13:54:07

        I still think Nando has it. Unfortunately, he also has a tendency to become depressed when things are not going well and then his self-belief becomes fragile. He would benefit from a manager who has the ability to instil a strong sense of self-belief. They are rare and the best one of those is out of work at the moment and lives down the road from me. It would be nice to get together sometime and have a chat over coffee or something stronger. Hope the family are well. Speak soon

      • Anupadin
        Nov 20, 2012 @ 16:43:24

        As soon as my matching cough and cold are gone, we’ll get together and put the world to rights.

        Take care ~ Anupadin

      • Kenhawkeye
        Nov 20, 2012 @ 16:58:02

        It’s a date

  10. brundy711
    Jan 20, 2015 @ 02:16:06

    This is a good recipe to refer back to and keep you motivated. Thank you


  11. Dr Simon. R Matravers
    Jul 12, 2018 @ 07:28:18

    KYO–CHI–GYO -I explained by Richard Causton – First General Director of SGI-UK


  12. Vinayan p sajeev
    Jul 24, 2019 @ 03:38:43

    The discription is amazing giving a thought of us want we want to achieve. Great..lessons and simple examples


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