Aikido is the way of nonresistance and is therefore undefeatable
from the start. Fast and slow are of no consequence. Merely by having
the intention to fight with one who embodies the universal law, they
have fixed their mind on violating the harmony of nature itself. The
person with evil or malicious feeling jyaki is defeated before he
makes the first move. The contest has already been decided.
This being so, in what way can we rid ourselves of this jyaki
and become pure of spirit and mind? We must unify our mind and feeling
with the mercy and compassion of the universal spirit. Withing love
ai, there is no competition, no enemy, no antagonism toward
anyone else or anything. Those whose feeling does not coincide with
this mentality can in no way come into harmony the laws of nature.
From The Spiritual Foundations of Aikido by William Gleason 1995.