Wednesday, November 10, 2004
- You believe a man can change his destiny?
- I think a man does what he can, until his destiny is revealed.
(The Last Samurai)
Bushido, "The Way of the Warrior", has come to be known as the samurai code, but it is more than that. It is a description of a way of life.
At the heart of bushido is the Samurai's acceptance of death. "The way of the samurai is found in death" says the Hagakure (The book of the Samurai). "Once he is steeled to the fact of dying, he may then live his life without worrying about dying, and choose his actions based on principle, not fear"
There's a samurai in all of us waiting to be awaken, sinners. Think about it. Goodnight.