To foster greater integrity, honesty, truth and enduring resonance humbly approach life like a samurai warrior! In a complex world such simplicity is enlightening and we can attempt to cultivate such virtue in our daily practise.
The Bushido code offers seven attributes of the samurai:
To die when it is right to die, to strike when it is right to strike.
It is true courage to live when it is right to live, and to die only when it is right to die.
Benevolence brings under its sway whatever hinders its power just as water subdues fire.
In its highest form politeness approaches love.
Propriety carried beyond bounds becomes a lie.
Dishonor is like a scar on a tree which time, instead of effacing only helps to enlarge.
A samurai was obliged to appeal to the intelligence and conscience of his sovereign by demonstrating the sincerity of his words with the shedding of his own blood.