Go placidly in the midst of praise or blame
A cup of tea, A cup of enlightenment!
This is the motto of Komyo ReikiDo. It refers to the fact that we constantly live in a world of duality, or opposites. Praise/blame, good/bad, rich/poor and so on. To go placidly is to rise above the duality: then, we do not get attached to it. How do we go placidly? By having a cup of tea! In the act of having a cup of tea, there is no good or bad. While we enjoy a cuppa, we are in a time and space of calm and peacefulness, beyond the duality, moving towards a state of enlightenment, or Satori