21 Rules of Life - Miyamoto Musashi

in #culture4 years ago (edited)

'' The spirit of the sword art can be apply to all the daily gestures of life''

Miyamoto Musashi(1584 - 1645) was a japanese sword master during the samurai age. He wins more than 60 serious duels and participated to the Sekigahara Battle (July, 1600).

Undefeated samurai, he wrote at the end of his life The Book of The Five Rings. In this famous book of the japanese culture, we can discover this :

The 21 Rules of Life

  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 or 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


Last duel of Miyamoto Musashi on the Ganryu-Jima Island

source: www.1000manifestos.com

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awesome post ! Keep up the great work !👍👍👍

thanks for support !

That's deep... I'm not following you for nothing, you share some amazing content. ;)

you gonna make me blush ! XD

Wow! That man knew what is life worth for! My respect for him.

great post! :D keep going

good stuff man! I love legend of the five rings and musashi!

So nice . Its good to read the post like this

Simple rules for life that one should naturally follow. If all did, the world would be that much more pleasant.

Really good rules to live by! :) Good Post!

nice post ;)

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It is a very wise post @mastodonte. I love all 21 of the rules. Will follow your work. Thanks for your work, I will even Resteem it so I can look back at it later on.

Thanks you so much Yuricks !

Simple and sage advice from a master... thank you..

This is very inspiring. I do not know much about the rituals and beliefs of the samurai but for sure I find it fascinating. I'll follow you to keep up to date about the subject.

Thanks for follow! The samurai code is the Bushido Code. Very interesting way of life.

I'll go to Google one of these days to search for it.

Good idea ^^ . There is some movie on the subject too!

watch after the rain, ame agaru i believe it was called, also 7 samurai :) but any work form the director is fascinating, Japanese culture is worthy of praise.

Those sound like good rules of life to me.

Not exactly the kind of wisdom that you'd expect from someone who won 60 duels and probably killed a ton of people. Interesting stuff.