“When we are foolish we want to conquer the world.
When we are wise we want to conquer ourselves”.
Be acutely honest
throughout you dealings with all people.
Believe in justice not from other people, but from yourself.
To the true warrior there is no shades of grey in the question of honesty and
justice . . . There is only right and wrong.
Samurai have no reason
to be cruel. They do not need to prove
their strength. A
warrior is courteous even to their enemies, without this outward show of
respect we are nothing more than animals.
A warrior is not only respected for their strength in battle, but also by their
dealings with others. The
true strength of the warrior becomes apparent in difficult times.
Rise above the masses of
people who are afraid to act. Hiding like a turtle in a shell is not living at
all. A samurai must have heroic
courage. It is absolutely risky.
It is dangerous. It is
living life completely, fully, and wonderfully. Heroic courage is not blind. It
is intelligent and strong.
A true samurai has only
one judge of honor, and that is himself.
Decisions you make and how these decisions are carried out are a reflection of
whom you truly are. You
cannot hide from yourself.
Through intense training
the warrior becomes quick and strong.
He is not like other men. He
develops power that must be used for the good of all.
He has compassion. He
helps his fellow man at every opportunity.
If an opportunity does not arise he goes out of his way to find one.
When a samurai has said
he will perform an action, it is as good as done.
Nothing will stop him from completing what he has said he will do.
He does not have to give his word; he does not have to promise. Speaking and
doing are the same action.
For the samurai, having
done some “thing” or said some “thing”, he knows he has
responsibility for that “thing”.
He is responsible for it, and all the consequences that follow.
A warrior is immensely loyal to those in his care.
To those he is responsible for he remains fiercely true.
"The Way Of The Warrior Is To Stop Trouble Before It Starts"