38 Exquisite Ways Hagakure Quotes Can Help You Win In Life

38 Exquisite Ways Hagakure Quotes Can Help You Win In Life

Samurai Quotes on Fear

“Human life is truly a short affair. It is better to live doing the things that you like. It is foolish to live within this dream of a world seeing unpleasantness and doing only things that you do not like.”

“It is bad to carry even the good thing too far. Even concerning things such as Buddhism, Buddhist sermons, and moral lessons, talking too much will bring harm.”

“Long ago, abdominal pains were called “cowardice grass.” This is because they come suddenly and render a person immobile.”

Samurai Quotes on War

“A real man does not think of victory or defeat. He plunges recklessly towards an irrational death. By doing this, you will awaken from your dreams.”

“Victory and defeat are matters of the temporary force of circumstances. The way of avoiding shame is different. It is simply in death.”

“No matter if the enemy has thousands of men, there is fulfilment in simply standing them off and being determined to cut them all down, starting from one end.”

“Even if it seems certain that you will lose, retaliate.”

“To say that dying without reaching one’s aim is to die a dog’s death is the frivolous way of sophisticates ”

“If one is secure at the foundation, he will not be pained by departure from minor details or affairs that are contrary to expectation.”

“It is bad to carry even a good thing too far. Even concerning things such as Buddhism, Buddhist sermons, and moral lessons, talking too much will bring harm.”

“In offering one’s opinion, one must first ascertain whether or not the recipient is in the right frame of mind to receive counsel.”

“Do not rely on following the degree of understanding that you have discovered, but simply think, “This is not enough.”

“In the highest level, a man has the look of knowing nothing .”

“Imitating another style is simply a sham.”

“If one has no earnest daily intention, does not consider what it is to be a warrior even in his dreams, and lives through the day idly, he can be said to be worthy of punishment.”

“Practice in letter writing goes to the extent of taking care in even one-line letters. It is good if all the above contain a quiet strength. Moreover, according to what the priest Ryōzan heard when he was in the Kamigata area when one is writing a letter, he should think that the recipient will make it into a hanging scroll.”

“In China, there was once a man who liked pictures of dragons, and his clothing and furnishings were all designed accordingly. His deep affections for dragons was brought to the attention of the dragon god, and one day a real dragon appeared before his window. It is said that he died of fright. He was probably a man who always spoke big words but acted differently when facing the real thing.”

“Although this may be a most difficult thing, if one will do it, it can be done. There is nothing that one should suppose cannot be done.”

“Purity is something that cannot be attained except by piling effort upon effort.”

“If one does not get it into his head from the very beginning that the world is full of unseemly situations, for the most part, his demeanour will be poor and he will not be believed by others.”

“Sincerity does not only complete the self; it is the means by which all things are completed. As the self is completed, there is human-heartedness; as things are completed, there is wisdom. This is the virtue of one’s character and the Way of joining the internal and external. Thus, when we use this, everything is correct.”

“It is spiritless to think that you cannot attain to that which you have seen and heard the masters attain. The masters are men. You are also a man. If you think that you will be inferior in doing something, you will be on that road very soon.”

“Tether even a roasted chicken.”

“If by setting one’s heart right every morning and evening, one is able to live as though his body were already dead, he gains freedom in the Way.”

“Respect, Honesty, Courage, Rectitude, Loyalty, Honour, Benevolence”“Matters of great concern should be treated lightly.” Master Ittei commented, “Matters of small concern should be treated seriously.”

“If one is but secure at the foundation, he will not be pained by departure from minor details or affairs that are contrary to expectation. But in the end, the details of a matter are important. The right and wrong of one’s way of doing things are found in trivial matters.”

“If a warrior is not unattached to life and death, he will be of no use whatsoever. The saying that “All abilities come from one mind” sounds as though it has to do with sentient matters, but it is in fact, a matter of being unattached to life and death. With such non-attachment, one can accomplish any feat.”

“In the Kamigata area, they have a sort of tiered lunchbox they use for a single day when flower viewing. Upon returning, they throw them away, trampling them underfoot. The end is important in all things.”

“Bushido is realised in the presence of death. This means choosing death whenever there is a choice between life and death. There is no other reasoning.”

There is Something to be Learned from a Rainstorm…

“There is nothing we should be quite so grateful for as the last line of the poem that goes, ‘When your own heart asks.”

“When one is writing a letter, he should think that the recipient will make it into a hanging scroll.”

“It is a wretched thing that the young men of today are so contriving and so proud of their material possessions. Men with contriving hearts are lacking in duty. Lacking in duty, they will have no self-respect.”

“It is said that what is called “the spirit of an age” is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world’s coming to an end. For this reason, although one would like to change today’s world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation.”

“Be true to the thought of the moment and avoid distraction. Other than continuing to exert yourself, enter into nothing else, but go to the extent of living single thought by single thought.”

“To give a person an opinion one must first judge well whether that person is of the disposition to receive it or not.”

“Even if it seems certain that you will lose, retaliate. Neither wisdom nor technique has a place in this. A real man does not think of victory or defeat. He plunges recklessly towards an irrational death. By doing this, you will awaken from your dreams.”

“There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. But doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed, though you will still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to everything.”

“There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. There will be nothing else to do and nothing else to pursue. Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.”

38 Exquisite Ways Hagakure Quotes Can Help You Win In Life

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