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RE: [TRA Yahoo Group] Inspiration from the Warrior's Creed - Anonymous Samurai Song 14th Century

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  • Mike Schaefer
    Thanks for this, senpai Conway. I have read parts of it before, but never this longer version. Mike Schaefer To: threeriversaikido@yahoogroups.com From:
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      Thanks for this, senpai Conway. I have read parts of it before, but never this longer version.
       
      Mike Schaefer
       

      To: threeriversaikido@yahoogroups.com
      From: conwayletitia@...
      Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2011 05:19:02 +0000
      Subject: [TRA Yahoo Group] Inspiration from the Warrior's Creed - Anonymous Samurai Song 14th Century

       
      I thought I'd share this with everyone, especially as testing draws near. It inspires me to train hard with clarity of thought and purpose.

      I have no parents:
      I make the heaven and earth my parents.
      I have no home:
      I make awareness my home.
      I have no life and death:
      I make the tides of breathing my life and death.
      I have no divine powers:
      I make honesty my divine power.
      I have no means:
      I make understanding my means.
      I have no secrets:
      I make character my secret.
      I have no body:
      I make endurance my body.
      I have no eyes:
      I make the flash of lightning my eyes.
      I have no ears:
      I make sensibility my ears.
      I have no limbs:
      I make promptness my limbs.
      I have no strategy:
      I make "unshadowed by thought" my strategy.
      I have no design:
      I make "seizing opportunity by the forelock" my design.
      I have no miracles:
      I make right action my miracle.
      I have no principles:
      I make adaptability to all circumstances my principle.
      I have no tactics:
      I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.
      I have no talent:
      I make ready wit my talent.
      I have no friends:
      I make my mind my friend.
      I have no enemy:
      I make carelessness my enemy.
      I have no armor:
      I make benevolence and righteousness my armor.
      I have no castle:
      I make immovable mind my castle.
      I have no sword:
      I make absence of self my sword.


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