Musashi Quotes

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It is easy to crush an enemy outside oneself but impossible to defeat an enemy within.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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there is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings (Full Version))
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Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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You must understand that there is more than one path to the top of the mountain
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Do nothing that is of no use
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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The ultimate aim of martial arts is not having to use them
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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If you wish to control others you must first control yourself
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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from one thing, know ten thousand things
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings: Miyamoto Musashi)
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You can only fight the way you practice
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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It is difficult to understand the universe if you only study one planet
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Today is victory over yourself of yesterday; tomorrow is your victory over lesser men.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Get beyond love and grief: exist for the good of Man.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Do not regret what you have done
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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In battle, if you you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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1. Accept everything just the way it is. 2. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake. 3. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling. 4. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. 5. Be detached from desire your whole life long. 6. Do not regret what you have done. 7. Never be jealous. 8. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation. 9. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others. 10. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love. 11. In all things have no preferences. 12. Be indifferent to where you live. 13. Do not pursue the taste of good food. 14. Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need. 15. Do not act following customary beliefs. 16. Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful. 17. Do not fear death. 18. Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age. 19. Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help. 20. You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour. 21. Never stray from the Way.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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All man are the same except for their belief in their own selves, regardless of what others may think of them
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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If you do not control the enemy, the enemy will control you
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Do not sleep under a roof. Carry no money or food. Go alone to places frightening to the common brand of men. Become a criminal of purpose. Be put in jail, and extricate yourself by your own wisdom.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings: Miyamoto Musashi)
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To know ten thousand things, know one well
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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The only reason a warrior is alive is to fight, and the only reason a warrior fights is to win
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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If you know the way broadly you will see it in everything.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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The important thing in strategy is to suppress the enemy's useful actions but allow his useless actions
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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You should not have any special fondness for a particular weapon, or anything else, for that matter. Too much is the same as not enough. Without imitating anyone else, you should have as much weaponry as suits you.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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Whatever the Way, the master of strategy does not appear fast….Of course, slowness is bad. Really skillful people never get out of time, and are always deliberate, and never appear busy.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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The true science of martial arts means practicing them in such a way that they will be useful at any time, and to teach them in such a way that they will be useful in all things.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings: Miyamoto Musashi)
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To become the enemy, see yourself as the enemy of the enemy
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Know your enemy, know his sword.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Under the sword lifted high, There is hell making you tremble. But go ahead, And you have the land of bliss.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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The primary thing when you take a sword in your hands is your intention to cut the enemy, whatever the means. Whenever you parry, hit, spring, strike or touch the enemy's cutting sword, you must cut the enemy in the same movement. It is essential to attain this. If you think only of hitting, springing, striking or touching the enemy, you will not be able actually to cut him.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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When you decide to attack, keep calm and dash in quickly, forestalling the enemy...attack with a feeling of constantly crushing the enemy, from first to last.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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No man is invincible, and therefore no man can fully understand that which would make him invincible
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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It is difficult to realize the true Way just through sword-fencing. Know the smallest things and the biggest things, the shallowest things and the deepest things.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings: Miyamoto Musashi)
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When in a fight to the death, one wants to employ all one's weapons to the utmost. I must say that to die with one's sword still sheathed is most regrettable.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Polish your wisdom: learn public justice, distinguish between good and evil, study the ways of different arts one by one.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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I dreamt of worldly success once.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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...you're going to find people from all over the country, everyone hungry for money and position. You won't make a name for yourself just doing what the next man does. You'll have to distinguish yourself in some way.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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Step by step walk the thousand-mile road.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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Fighting isn't all there is to the Art of War. The men who think that way, and are satisfied to have food to eat and a place to sleep, are mere vagabonds. A serious student is much more concerned with training his mind and disciplining his spirit than with developing martial skills.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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Never stray from the Way.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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A man cannot understand the art he is studying if he only looks for the end result without taking the time to delve deeply into the reasoning of the study.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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Whatever the Way, the master of strategy does not appear fast.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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It is said the warrior's is the twofold Way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways. Even if a man has no natural ability he can be a warrior by sticking assiduously to both divisions of the Way.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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When your opponent is hurrying recklessly, you must act contrarily and keep calm. You must not be influenced by the opponent.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Do nothing which is of no use
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Miyamoto Musashi
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Become acquainted with every art.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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I want to lead an important life. I want to do it because I was born a human being.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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A bullet from a gun does not make a distinction between practice and combat. You are training to be one and the same way in your life
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Miyamoto Musashi
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Enemies were teachers in disguise.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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A thousand days of training to develop, ten thousand days of training to polish. You must examine all this well.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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Hold on to your life and make it honest and brave.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is. And you must bend to its power or live a lie.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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The world is always full of the sound of waves. The little fishes, abandoning themselves to the waves, dance and sing, and play, but who knows the heart of the sea, a hundred feet down? Who knows its depth?
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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You should not have a favourite weapon. To become over-familiar with one weapon is as much a fault as not knowing it sufficiently well.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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Immature strategy is the cause of grief".
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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There is no one way to salvation, whatever the manner in which a man may proceed. All forms and variations are governed by the eternal intelligence of the Universe that enables a man to approach perfection. It may be in the arts of music and painting or it may be in commerce, law, or medicine. It may be in the study of war or the study of peace. Each is as important as any other. Spiritual enlightenment through religious meditation such as Zen or in any other way is as viable and functional as any "Way."... A person should study as they see fit.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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There's nothing more frightening than a half-baked do-gooder who knows nothing of the world but takes it upon himself to tell the world what's good for it.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is ...
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Miyamoto Musashi
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Both in fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased. Even when your spirit is calm do not let your body relax, and when your body is relaxed do not let your spirit slacken. Do not let your spirit be influenced by your body, or your body be influenced by your spirit.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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If you are not progressing along the true way, a slight twist in the mind can become a major twist. This must be pondered well.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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Nobody is strong and nobody is weak if he conceives of the body, from the head to the sole of the foot, as a unity in which a living mind circulates everywhere equally.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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When you attack the enemy, your spirit must go to the extent of pulling the stakes out of a wall and using them as spears and halberds.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Think lightly of yourself and think deeply of the world. MIYAMOTO MUSASHI
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Phil Jackson (Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success)
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tubuhku boleh menjadi debu, tapi aku akan tetap hidup
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Miyamoto Musashi
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Think what you like. There are people who die by remaining alive and others who gain life by dying.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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It is easy to surpass a predecessor, but difficult to avoid being surpassed by a successor.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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Though you give up your life, do not give up your honor.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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This is the way for men who want to learn my strategy: 1. Do not think dishonestly. 2. The Way is in training. 3. Become acquainted with every art. 4. Know the Ways of all professions. 5. Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters. 6. Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything. 7. Perceive those things which cannot be seen. 8. Pay attention even to trifles. 9. Do nothing which is of no use.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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In the construction of houses, choice of woods is made. Straight un-knotted timber of good appearance is used for the revealed pillars, straight timber with small defects is used for the inner pillars. Timbers of the finest appearance, even if a little weak, is used for the thresholds, lintels, doors, and sliding doors, and so on. Good strong timber, though it be gnarled and knotted, can always be used discreetly in construction.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings: Miyamoto Musashi)
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In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.
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Miyamoto Musashi (Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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What I call the void is where nothing exists. It is about things outside man's knowledge. Of course the void does not exist. By knowing what exist, you can know that which does not exist. That is the void.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Why would you want to appear as one thing and be another? If you are a warrior then you are a warrior and if you are not a warrior then you are not a warrior. The Way of the warrior is the Way of the warrior. To be a warrior, look like a warrior and stand like a warrior. Do not be false to yourself.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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Keberanian sejati mengenal rasa takut Dia tahu bagaimana takut kepada apa yang harus ditakuti Orang-orang yang tulus menghargai hidup dengan penuh kecintaan Mereka mendekapnya sebagai permata yang berharga Dan mereka memilih waktu serta tempat yang tepat untuk menyerahkannya Mati dengan penuh kemuliaan
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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It is said the warrior's is the twofold Way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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This is a truth: when you sacrifice your life, you must make fullest use of your weaponry. It is false not to do so, and to die with a weapon yet undrawn.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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It may seem difficult at first, but all things are difficult at first.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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You win battles with the timing in the Void born of the timing of cunning by knowing the enemies’ timing, and thus using a timing which the enemy does not expect.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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biarlah orang lain gugur secara heroik, kalau itu cocok buat mereka. aku hanya mau membereskan pertempuran dengan kemenangan heroik.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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In strategy it is necessary to treat training as part of normal life with your spirit unchanging.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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The sword has to be more than a simple weapon; it has to be an answer to life's questions.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Respect the gods and Buddhas, but do not depend on them.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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In the strategy of my school, keep your body and mind straight and make your opponent go through contortions and twist about. The essence is to defeat him in the moment when, in his mind, he is pivoting and twisting. You should examine this well.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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If you master the principles of sword-fencing, when you freely beat one man, you beat any man in the world. The spirit of defeating a man is the same for ten million men.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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It is necessary to know ten thousand things by knowing one well. If you are to practice the way of strategy, nothing must escape your eyes.54 Reflect well on this.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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There is even rhythm in being empty.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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You seem to be under the misconception that if you perform one brave deed, that alone makes you a samurai. Well it doesn't! You let that one act of loyalty convince you of your righteousness. The more convinced you became, the more harm you caused yourself and everyone else.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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guard. It is in this sense that I recommend the guard without a guard. Whatever the situation is, you hold the sword so that you can slash your opponent.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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Musashi and Takuan both believed that the great mistake was being slowed or rendered immobile by what one sees, hears, feels, or thinks.
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William Scott Wilson (The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi)
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Even if you strive diligently on your chosen path day after day, if your heart is not in accord with it, then even if you think you are on a good path, from the point of view of the straight and true, this is not a genuine path. If you do not pursue a genuine path to its consummation, then a little bit of crookedness in the mind will later turn into a major warp. Reflect on this.
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Musashi Miyomoto (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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If a man chooses a certain Way and seems to have no particular talent for this Way, he can still become a master if he so chooses. By keeping at a particular form of study a man can attain perfection either in this life or the next (if a next life is believed in).
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Miyamoto Musashi
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Then you will come to see things in an all-encompassing sense and, taking the void as the Way, you will see the Way as void. In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom exists, principle exists, the way exists. Spirit is Void.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Orang yang benar-benar berani adalah yang mencintai hidup dan mendambakannya sebagai harta kekayaan yang sekali hilang takkan dapat ditemukan kembali.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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The essential is to think that anything you are doing has to become the occasion for slashing. You must examine this well.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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Observe their attacking order, and go to meet first those who attack first.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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You win battles by knowing the enemy's timing, and using a timing which the enemy does not expect.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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The line between life and death is not thicker than an eyelid.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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Do not sleep under a roof. Carry no money or food. Go alone to places frightening to the common brand of men. Become a criminal of purpose. Be put in jail, and extricate yourself by your own wisdom
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Miyamoto Musashi
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By knowing what exist, you can know that which does not exist. That is the void. People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is confusion.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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If you think only of hitting, springing, striking or touching the enemy, you will not be able actually to cut him. More than anything, you must be thinking of carrying your movement through to cutting him.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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From one thing, know ten thousand things.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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This Fudo Myo-o, whose name means β€œImmovable Wisdom King,” is represented with a sword to cut through our ignorance and a rope to bind up our emotions
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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Becoming the opponent means you should put yourself in an opponent's place and think from the opponent's point of view.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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Teaching people a large number of sword techniques254 is turning the way into a business of selling goods, making beginners believe that there is something profound in their training by impressing them with a variety of techniques. This attitude toward strategy must be avoided, because thinking that there is a variety of ways of cutting a man down is evidence of a disturbed mind. In the world, different ways of cutting a man down do not exist.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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The fact of the matter is that the world does not care about you or me, our hopes, our desires, or our dreams. And, the world of dreams, hopes, and desires that is constructed between our ears it is not necessarily a reflection of what is actually going on around us.
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Miyamoto Musashi (Musashi's Dokkodo (The Way of Walking Alone): Half Crazy, Half Genius-Finding Modern Meaning in the Sword Saint's Last Words)
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Efficiency and smooth progress, prudence in all matters, recognizing true courage, recognizing different levels of morale, instilling confidence, and realizing what can and cannot be reasonably expectedβ€”such are the matters on the mind of the master carpenter. The principle of martial arts is like this.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings (Shambhala Library))
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The important thing is to polish wisdom and the mind in great detail. If you sharpen wisdom, you will understand what is just and unjust in society and also the good and the evil of this world; then you will come to know all kinds of arts and you will tread different ways. In this manner, no one in this world will succeed in deceiving you. It is after this stage that you will arrive at the wisdom of strategy. The wisdom of strategy is entirely distinct. Even right in the middle of a battle where everything is in rapid movement, it is necessary to attain the most profound principle of strategy, which assures you an immovable mind. You must examine this well.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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You must cultivate your wisdom and spirit. Polish your wisdom: learn public justice, distinguish between good and evil, study the Ways of different arts one by one. When you cannot be deceived by men you will have realized the wisdom of strategy.
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Miyamoto Musashi (Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Beyond the shadow of a doubt, food was more important than a woman's suffering.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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Still, in a fight like that, you never know. There’s a superhuman element involved. All warriors have to face it; winning or losing is partly a matter of luck.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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If the talents I was born with are the right ones, I may someday achieve my goal. If not, I may go through life being as stupid as I am now.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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Do nothing which is of no use.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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Know that there are no other forms apart from these five in the School of the Two Swords.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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As you get the rhythm you discern how to win.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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In sum, it is not good to let the hand or the sword become fixed or frozen.87 A fixed hand is a dead hand; a hand that does not become fixed is alive. It is necessary to master this well.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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Among the people also, a sailor with a rudder or oars or a farmer with a spade and a hoe each in his way succeeds in accustoming himself to his action. You too can acquire strength through regular exercise. Nonetheless, it is appropriate for each person to choose a sword that corresponds to his strength.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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He saw the white paper as the great universe of nonexistence. A single stroke would give rise to existence within it. He could evoke rain or wind at will, but whatever he drew, his heart would remain in the painting forever. If his heart was tainted, the picture would be tainted; if his heart was listless, so would the picture be. If he attempted to make a show of his craftsmanship, it could not be concealed. Men’s bodies fade away, but ink lives on. The image of his heart would continue to breathe after he himself was gone.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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Aspire to be like Mt. Fuji, with such a broad and solid foundation that the strongest earthquake cannot move you, and so tall that the greatest enterprises of common men seem insignificant from your lofty perspective. With your mind as high as Mt Fuji you can see all things clearly. And you can see all the forces that shape events; not just the things happening near to you.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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Whether people were great or not, there was not much variety in their inner life experience. Any difference lay merely in how they dealt with common human weaknesses.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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Per otto anni ho vagato, senza accorgermi dell'avvicendarsi delle stagioni. Sono solo una foglia che appassisce, secca, muore, eppure l'albero rimane: modello di vita.
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David Kirk (Child of Vengeance (Musashi Miyamoto, #1))
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What is essential is to suddenly make a move totally unexpected by the opponent, pick up on the advantage of fright, and seize the victory right then and there.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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You're always with me. But that must also be some version of you that i made up inside my head
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Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond, Volume 25)
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To him, any place could serve as homeβ€”more than that: wherever he happened to be was the universe.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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In all forms of strategy, it is necessary to maintain the combat stance in everyday life and to make your everyday stance your combat stance. You must research this well.
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Miyamoto Musashi (Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Musashi could teach his techniques and give advice, but in the end each disciple was required to assess his own strength, find his own Way, and make that Way truly his own.
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William Scott Wilson (The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi)
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True courage knows fear. It knows how to fear that which should be feared. Honest people value life passionately, they hang on to it like a precious jewel. And they pick the right time and place to surrender it, to die with dignity.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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Musashi and Takuan both believed that the great mistake was being slowed or rendered immobile by what one sees, hears, feels, or thinks. For them, even an instant’s preoccupation could be fatal. Both body and mind must be free to flow and to respond to whatever the situation demands.
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William Scott Wilson (The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi)
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4 years earlier β€œThis is truth: when you sacrifice your life, you must make fullest use of your weaponry. It is false not to do so, and to die with a weapon yet undrawn.” Miyamoto Musashi, A Book of Five Rings.
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Phillip W. Simpson (Rapture (Rapture Trilogy, #1))
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The principle of my school is quite different. In the other schools, techniques are displayed like merchandise adorned with colors and flowers, so they can be turned into a way of making a living, which is not the true way.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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To cut and to slash are two different things. Cutting, whatever form of cutting it is, is decisive, with a resolute spirit. Slashing is nothing more than touching the enemy. Even if you slash strongly, and even if the enemy dies instantly, it is slashing. When you cut, your spirit is resolved.
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Miyamoto Musashi (Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Any man who wants to master the essence of my strategy must research diligently, training morning and evening. Thus can he polish his skill, become free from self, and realise extraordinary ability. He will come to possess miraculous power.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book Of Five Rings)
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Kalau orang muda tidak dapat menggantungkan cita-cita besar dalam jiwanya, siapa lagi yang dapat?
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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If the young cannot harbor great dreams in their souls, who can?
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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Immature strategy is the cause of grief.” That was a true saying.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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Being like a rock wall" is when a master of martial arts suddenly becomes like a rock wall, inaccessible to anything at all, immovable.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is. And you must bend to its power or live a lie.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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Thus the student leaves by the same door through which he entered, and is no different than before. Yet, having internalized all of his practices, he is totally changed.
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William Scott Wilson (The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi)
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In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things. It
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Miyamoto Musashi (Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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There is a rhythm to everything, but particularly in the martial arts, if you do not train in its rhythm it is difficult to succeed.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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It is bad for commanders and troopers to have likes and dislikes.
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Miyamoto Musashi (Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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We must be careful not to create our own fetters or our own inflexibility.
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William Scott Wilson (The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi)
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You should not have a favorite weapon. To become over-familiar with one weapon is as much a fault as not knowing it sufficiently well.
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Miyamoto Musashi (Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings (Cool Classics))
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I want to live with you someday. I don't need a reply. That's just how i feel. It's just now, i finally have a freedom to feel that way.
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Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond, Volume 34)
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Ultimately...we're all alone in this world
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Takehiko Inoue (Vagabond, Volume 25)
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When the Mind is correct, the brush will be also.
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William Scott Wilson (The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi)
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See to it that you temper yourself with one thousand days of practice, and refine yourself with ten thousand days of training.
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William Scott Wilson (The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi)
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Speed in the martial arts is not the True Way. Concerning speed, we say that something is fast or slow depending on whether it misses the rhythm of things.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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do not let your frame of mind be any different from your everyday mind.
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William Scott Wilson (The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi)
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What, really, do we do with our lives?
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William Scott Wilson (The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi)
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In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the Way has existence, spirit is nothingness.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Musashi wondered how many people there were who on this night could say: β€œI was right. I did what I should have done. I have no regrets.” For him, each resounding knell evoked a tremor of remorse. He could conjure up nothing but the things he had done wrong during the last year. Nor was it only the last yearβ€”the year before, and the year before that, all the years that had gone by had brought regrets. There had not been a single year devoid of them. Indeed, there had hardly been one day.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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When you and your opponent are fighting and nothing is going right, nor is there progress, be of a mind to throw off your former intention and start entirely anew. Take on another rhythm and see your way to victory. With Renewal, whenever you think that you and your opponent are just grating along, you should change your mind on the spot and take the victory by using another tactic.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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Both in fighting and in everyday life you should be determined though calm. Meet the situation without tenseness yet not recklessly, your spirit settled yet unbiased. Even when your spirit is calm do not let your body relax, and when your body is relaxed do not let your spirit slacken. Do not let your spirit be influenced by your body, or your body be influenced by your spirit. Be neither insufficiently spirited nor over spirited. An elevated spirit is weak and a low spirit is weak. Do not let the enemy see your spirit.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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Never fail to have this attitude of mind, go forward without hurry, learn the essence of things through frequent experiences, taking advantage of every occasion. Fight against all kinds of people and be aware of their mind. Follow a road that is a thousand leagues long one step at a time. Be without haste and be convinced that all these practices are the duty of a bushi. Be victorious today over what you were yesterday; tomorrow be victorious over your clumsiness and then also over your skill. Practice in accordance with what I have written without letting your mind deviate from the way.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Complete Book of Five Rings)
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Pensando pausadamente, comprendiendo que es obligaciΓ³n de los guerreros practicar esta ciencia, decidid que hoy vencerΓ©is el yo del dΓ­a anterior, y que maΓ±ana ganarΓ©is a aquellos que tienen menos capacidad, y posteriormente vencerΓ©is a aquellos que tienen mΓ‘s capacidad.
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Miyamoto Musashi (EL LIBRO DE LOS CINCO ANILLOS)
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Like a soldier, the carpenter sharpens his own tools. He carries his equipment in his tool box, and works under the direction of his foreman. He makes columns and girders with an axe, shapes floorboards and shelves with a plane, cuts fine openwork and bas reliefs accurately, giving as excellent a finish as his skill will allow. This is the craft of the carpenters. When the carpenter becomes skilled, he works efficiently and according to correct measures. When he has developed practical knowledge of all the skills of the craft, he can become a foreman himself.
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Miyamoto Musashi (A Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Miyamoto Musashi’s actual burial ground was in close range. According to legend he had been buried in full samurai regalia clutching his faithful sword. The last line of the translation: He died lonely. The Japanese liked loneliness. It had a different quality than our dreaded isolation. More like one with the void, alone with the Alone, no longer separate from anything. It was the final compliment to describe him this way.
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Natalie Goldberg (The Great Spring: Writing, Zen, and This Zigzag Life)
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People were born with two hands; why not use both of them? As it was, swordsmen fought with only one sword, and often one hand. This made sense, so long as everybody followed the same practice. But if one combatant were to employ two swords at once, what chance would an opponent using only one have of winning?
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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In my strategy, the footwork does not change. I always walk as I usually do in the street. You must never lose control of your feet. According to the enemy's rhythm, move fast or slowly, adjusting you body not too much and not too little.
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Miyamoto Musashi (Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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Diri seseorang itu adalah dasar segalanya. Setiap tindakan adalah ungkapan diri seseorang. Orang yang tidak kenal dirinya tak dapat melakukan apa pun buat orang lain.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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kalau agama itu ajaran sehat, kita tak akan membutuhkan nabi-nabi untuk menyampaikannya kepada kita. -Takuan
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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Love was like a toothache.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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I’m still an amateur. But the world’s full of people who don’t seem to be as good as I am.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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Cuando miro a la sociedad, veo que la gente convierte las artes en ganancias comerciales;
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Miyamoto Musashi (EL LIBRO DE LOS CINCO ANILLOS (Spanish Edition))
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Danger was the grindstone on which the swordsman whetted his spirit. Enemies were teachers in disguise.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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el rΓ‘pido se cansa y no puede llegar a tiempo.
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Miyamoto Musashi (EL LIBRO DE LOS CINCO ANILLOS)
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In my school, no consideration is given to anything unreasonable; the heart of the matter is to use the power of the knowledge of martial arts to gain victory any way you can.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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When your spirit is no longer foggy, when the clouds of bewilderment clear away, there is the true void.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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Kita manusia ini semua melihat satu bulan saja, tetapi banyak jalan yang dapat kita tempuh untuk sampai ke puncak yang terdekat dengannya. Kadang-kadang kalau kita tersesat, kita memutuskan untuk mencoba jalan orang lain, tapi tujuan akhirnya menemukan penyempurnaan hidup.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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A wanderer with no ideal, no sense of gratitude for his independence, is no more than a beggar! The difference between a beggar and the great wandering priest Saigyō lies inside the heart!
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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Accept everything just the way it is. Do not seek pleasure for its own sake. Do not, under any circumstances, depend on a partial feeling. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. Be detached from desire your whole life long. Do not regret what you have done. Never be jealous. Never let yourself be saddened by a separation. Resentment and complaint are appropriate neither for oneself nor others. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love. In all things have no preferences. Be indifferent to where you live. Do not pursue the taste of good food. Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need. Do not act following customary beliefs. Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful. Do not fear death. Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age. Respect God without counting on help. You may abandon your own body, but you must preserve your honor. Last- Never stray from the Way.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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In strategy there are various timing considerations. From the outset you must know the applicable timing and the inapplicable timing, and from among the large and small things and the fast and slow timings find the relevant timing, first seeing the distance timing and the background timing.
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Miyamoto Musashi (Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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The small Japanese immortal sat cross-legged, his two swords resting flat on the ground before him. He folded his hands in his lap, closed his eyes and breathing through his nose, forcing the chill night air deep into his chest. He held it for a count of five, then shaped his lips into an O and blew it out again, puncturing a tiny hole in the swirling fog before his face. Even though he would never admit it to anyone, Niten loved this moment. He had no affection for what was to come, but this brief time, when all preparations for battle were made and there was nothing left to do but wait, when the world felt still, as if it was holding its breath, was special. This moment, when he was facing death, was when he felt completely, fully alive. He’d still been called Miyamoto Musashi and had been a teenager when he’d first discovered the genuine beauty of the quiet moment before a fight. Every breath suddenly tasted like the finest food, every sound was distinct and divine, and even on the foulest battlefields, his eyes would be drawn to something simple and elegant: a flower, the shape of a branch, the curl of a cloud. A hundred years ago, Aoife had given him a book as a birthday present. He hadn’t had the heart to tell her that she’d missed his birthday by a month, but he had treasured the book, the first edition of The Professor by Charlotte Bronte. It included a line he had never forgotten: In the midst of life we are in death. Years later, he’d heard Ghandi take the same words and shift them around to create something that resonated deeply within him: In the midst of death life persists.
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Michael Scott (The Enchantress (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #6))
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I wouldn't call Musashi ordinary. But he is. That's what's extraordinary about him. He's not content with relying on whatever natural gifts he may have. Knowing he's ordinary, he's always trying to improve himself. No one appreciates the agonizing effort he's had to make. Now that his year's of training have yielded such spectacular results, everybody's talking about his 'god-given talent.' That's how men who don't try very hard comfort themselves.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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What is called the spirit of the void is where there is nothing. It is not included in man's knowledge. With your spirit settled, accumulate practice day by day, and hour by hour. Polish the twofold spirit heart and mind, and sharpen the twofold gaze perception and sight. When your spirit is not in the least clouded, when the clouds of bewilderment clear away, there is the true void.Until you realise the true Way, whether in life or in common sense, you may think that things are correct and in order. However, if we look at things objectively, from the viewpoint of laws of the world, we see various doctrines departing from the true Way. Know well this spirit, and with forthrightness as the foundation and the true spirit as the Way. Enact strategy broadly, correctly and openly. Then you will come to think of things in a wide sense and, taking the void as the Way, you will see the Way as void. In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existance, principle has existance, the Way has existance, spirit is nothingness.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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If you do not chase in directly toward the place where your opponents have gathered, you will not make progress. And, if you start thinking about the direction from which your opponents will come, your mind will be waiting and you will have the same result. Parry your opponents' rhythm, know where they will crumble, and you will have the victory.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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Think without any dishonesty. 2. Forge yourself in the Way. 3. Touch upon all of the arts. 4. Know the Ways of all occupations. 5. Know the advantages and disadvantages of everything. 6. Develop a discerning eye in all matters. 7. Understand what cannot be seen by the eye. 8. Pay attention to even small things. 9. Do not involve yourself with the impractical.
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William Scott Wilson (The Lone Samurai: The Life of Miyamoto Musashi)
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Intorno a lui, le tranquille risaie riflettevano le stelle come lastre di ossidiana, e lui smaniava dalla voglia di sfoderare la spada e squarciarle; tagliare le stelle e tagliare il cielo e l'universo, solo perchΓ© sapeva che era in grado di farlo.
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David Kirk (Child of Vengeance (Musashi Miyamoto, #1))
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A fief, the elder Hosokawa had advised, was like a castle wall built of many rocks. A rock that could not be cut to fit in comfortably with the others would weaken the whole structure, even though the rock itself might be of admirable size and quality.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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He used to say that a true rōnin did not seek fame or profit, did not curry favor with the powerful, did not attempt to use political power for his own ends, did not exempt himself from moral judgments. Rather he was as broad-minded as floating clouds, as quick to act as the rain and quite content in the midst of poverty. He never set himself any targets and never harbored any grudges.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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Instead of wanting to be like this or that, make yourself into a silent, immovable giant. That’s what the mountain is. Don’t waste your time trying to impress people. If you become the sort of man people can respect, they’ll respect you, without your doing anything.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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The young man rushed toward them. β€œStand and fight!” he was shouting. β€œIs running away the Yoshioka version of the Art of War? I personally don’t want to kill you, but my Drying Pole’s still thirsty. The least you can do, cowards that you are, is leave your heads behind.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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If we look at the world we see arts for sale. Men use equipment to sell their own selves. As if with the nut and the flower, the nut has become less than the flower. In this kind of Way of strategy, both those teaching and those learning the way are concerned with coloring and showing off their technique, trying to hasten the bloom of the flower. They speak of "This Dojo" and "That Dojo". They are looking for profit.
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Miyamoto Musashi (Book of Five Rings: The Classic Guide to Strategy)
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What is called the spirit of the void is where there is nothing. It is not included in man's knowledge. With your spirit settled, accumulate practice day by day, and hour by hour. Polish the twofold spirit heart and mind, and sharpen the twofold gaze perception and sight. When your spirit is not in the least clouded, when the clouds of bewilderment clear away, there is the true void.Until you realize the true Way, whether in life or in common sense, you may think that things are correct and in order. However, if we look at things objectively, from the viewpoint of laws of the world, we see various doctrines departing from the true Way. Know well this spirit, and with forthrightness as the foundation and the true spirit as the Way. Enact strategy broadly, correctly and openly. Then you will come to think of things in a wide sense and, taking the void as the Way, you will see the Way as void. In the void is virtue, and no evil. Wisdom has existence, principle has existence, the Way has existence, spirit is nothingness.
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Miyamoto Musashi
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In the Way of the Martial Arts, do not let your frame of mind be any different from your everyday mind. In both everyday and military events, your mind should not change in the least, but should be broad and straightforward, neither drawn too tight nor allowed to slacken even a little....Do not let your mind stand still even when you are in repose, but do not let it speed up even when you are involved in quick actions. The mind should not be distracted by the body, nor the body distracted by the mind.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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I feel confident in this assumption because between myself and my longtime students, often things happen that seem like telepathy, but it is more truthfully a relationship that has reached a maturity where words are not necessary for full communication. A quick nod in the direction of some equipment in the room and the student who has been there for years will understand it to mean, β€œGo get that.” The unspoken statement in that question is surmised from the context of the lesson. I don’t need to tell them precisely which piece of equipment to bring, because they already know what I am asking for. They have been around long enough to be able to add two and two together. To a beginner, it may seem like a superpower, but it is just relationship. We could and should assume the same holds true here. Not every detail needed to be spelled out.
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Miyamoto Musashi (Musashi's Dokkodo (The Way of Walking Alone): Half Crazy, Half Genius-Finding Modern Meaning in the Sword Saint's Last Words)
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1. Do not think dishonestly. 2. The Way is in training. 3. Become acquainted with every art. 4. Know the Ways of all professions. 5. Distinguish between gain and loss in worldly matters. 6. Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything. 7. Perceive those things which cannot be seen. 8. Pay attention even to trifles. 9. Do nothing which is of no use.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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On the eleventh day, it finally stopped raining. Musashi chafed to be out in the open, but it was another week before they were able to return to work under a bright sun. The field they had so arduously carved out of the wilderness had disappeared without a trace; in its place were rocks, and a river where none had been before. The water seemed to mock them just as the villagers had. Iori, seeing no way to reclaim their loss, looked up and said, β€œThis place is beyond hope. Let’s look for better land somewhere else.” β€œNo,” Musashi said firmly. β€œWith the water drained off, this would make excellent farmland. I examined the location from every angle before I chose it.” β€œWhat if we have another heavy rain?” β€œWe’ll fix it so the water doesn’t come this way. We’ll lay a dam from here all the way to that hill over there.” β€˜That’s an awful lot of work.” β€œYou seem to forget that this is our dōjō. I’m not giving up a foot of this land until I see barley growing on it.” Musashi carried on his stubborn struggle throughout the winter, into the second month of the new year. It took several weeks of strenuous labor to dig ditches, drain the water off, pile dirt for a dike and then cover it with heavy rocks. Three weeks later everything was again washed away. β€œLook,” Iori said, β€œwe’re wasting our energy on something impossible. Is that the Way of the Sword?” The question struck close to the bone, but Musashi would not give in. Only a month passed before the next disaster, a heavy snowfall followed by a quick thaw. Iori, on his return from trips to the temple for food, inevitably wore a long face, for the people there rode him mercilessly about Musashi’s failure. And finally Musashi himself began to lose heart. For two full days and on into a third, he sat silently brooding and staring at his field. Then it dawned on him suddenly. Unconsciously, he had been trying to create a neat, square field like those common in other parts of the Kanto Plain, but this was not what the terrain called for. Here, despite the general flatness, there were slight variations in the lay of the land and the quality of the soil that argued for an irregular shape. β€œWhat a fool I’ve been,” he exclaimed aloud. β€œI tried to make the water flow where I thought it should and force the dirt to stay where I thought it ought to be. But it didn’t work. How could it? Water’s water, dirt’s dirt. I can’t change their nature. What I’ve got to do is learn to be a servant to the water and a protector of the land.” In his own way, he had submitted to the attitude of the peasants. On that day he became nature’s manservant. He ceased trying to impose his will on nature and let nature lead the way, while at the same time seeking out possibilities beyond the grasp of other inhabitants of the plain. The snow came again, and another thaw; the muddy water oozed slowly over the plain. But Musashi had had time to work out his new approach, and his field remained intact. β€œThe same rules must apply to governing people,” he said to himself. In his notebook, he wrote: β€œDo not attempt to oppose the way of the universe. But first make sure you know the way of the universe.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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Fighting isn’t all there is to the Art of War. The men who think that way, and are satisfied to have food to eat and a place to sleep, are mere vagabonds. A serious student is much more concerned with training his mind and disciplining his spirit than with developing martial skills. He has to learn about all sorts of thingsβ€”geography, irrigation, the people’s feelings, their manners and customs, their relationship with the lord of their territory. He wants to know what goes on inside the castle, not just what goes on outside it. He wants, essentially, to go everywhere he can and learn everything he can.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)
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It wasn't that he had forgotten the lesson Takuan had taught him: the truly brave man is one who loves life, cherishing it as a treasure that once forfeited can never be recovered. He well knew that to live was more than merely to survive. The problem was how to imbue his life with meaning, how to ensure that his life would cast a bright ray of light into the future, even if it became necessary to give up that life for a cause. If he succeeded in doing this, the length of his life--twenty years or seventy--made little difference. A lifetime was only an insignificant interval in the endless flow of time.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi)
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The heart of Stepping on the Sword, something used principally in the martial arts, is that even with bows and firearms, you must act quickly while they are being discharged: if you charge quickly, it will be difficult to notch another arrow to a bow or discharge a firearm. In all things, when your opponent sets up a tactic, respond to it immediately according to its own principles and, stepping on his actions, defeat him...This is, therefore, the mind of taking the initiative in everything. It does not mean attacking at the same time as your opponent. Stepping on the Sword is taking your action immediately upon your opponent's action.
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Miyamoto Musashi (The Book of Five Rings)
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The large strings hummed like rain, The small strings whispered like a secret, Hummed, whisperedβ€”and then were intermingled Like a pouring of large and small pearls into a plate of jade. We heard an oriole, liquid, hidden among flowers. We heard a brook bitterly sob along a bank of sand. . . . By the checking of its cold touch, the very string seemed broken As though it could not pass; and the notes, dying away Into a depth of sorrow and concealment of lament, Told even more in silence than they had told in sound. . . . A silver vase abruptly broke with a gush of water, And out leapt armored horses and weapons that clashed and smoteβ€” And before she laid her pick down, she ended with one stroke, And all four strings made one sound, as of rending silk.
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Eiji Yoshikawa (Musashi: An Epic Novel of the Samurai Era)