THE THREE NOBLE QUALITIES
When we obey the command of an inward
King whose throne sits in the highest
dimensions of our soul.
When we consistently perform the techniques
with the highest skill level presently possible.
When we combine dignity and discipline
to perform the techniques with an energy
intensity level that borders on the mystical.
A WARRIOR'S CREED
I have no parents: I make the heavens and earth my parents.
I have no home: I make awareness my home.
I have no life or death: I make the tides of breathing my life and death.
I have no divine power: I made honesty my divine power.
I have no means: I made understanding my means.
I have no magic secrets: I make character my magic secrets.
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 designs: I make 'seizing opportunity by the forelock' my design.
I have no miracles: I make right-action my miracles.
I have no principles: I make adaptability to all circumstances my principles.
I have no tactics: I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.
I have no talent: I made 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 made absence of self my sword.
-Anonymous Samurai, fourteenth century
ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR FREE
MARTIAL ART UNIFORM:
(new students only)
When you reach the top of the mountain,
how can you keep climbing?
The rocks are singing,
the trees are clapping their hands,
and dead things come back to life.
How many angels can dance on
a pinhead, if the pinhead is
already filled with medieval scholars?