'Bushido' Chapter


The Japanese bushi = warrior, do = way. Bushido is the Japanese warrior way. A philosophy. Bushido is about pride, but not about arrogance. The teachings of Bushido were diverse, and they were in a sense an education of themselves including more than martial training and discipline. What they sought was a transcendent dedication.

“The penetrating brilliance of swords, wielded by followers of the Way, strikes at the evil enemy, lurking deep within, their own souls and bodies.” Morihei Ueshiba, The Art of Peace

“It is bad when one thing becomes two. One should not look for anything else in the Way of the Samurai. If one understands things in this manner, he should be able to hear about all Ways and be more and more in accord with his own.” Tsunetomo Yamamoto, The Hagakure

Bushido Philosophy

Bushido is a diverse body of philosophy, and it is strongly linked to the Japanese religion of Shintoism. Shintoism and Ma’at (the native religion of Egypt) are very similar. They are tied to the forces of nature and the land. … Seek More

Killing Outside Boundaries

In Bushido, murder meant killing outside of the boundaries of the order, a dishonourable killing. The acts of the Ninja were considered murder. To kill another in battle is ok? Yes, except for the weak or the unprepared. Thus why… Seek More

Bushido Values

Does superstition play a part in Bushido? In a sense, any tradition is a superstition. Does any belief survive? Because that is the literal meaning of superstition. Does any form of Bushido persist in modern Japanese society or is it… Seek More

Deep Under Culture

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