Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tao Te Ching Chapter 68-1 True samurai
A true samurai doesn't fight. (Ch.68)
It is as clear as day.
If you don't fight, you will never be defeated.
The noun "samurai" came from the verb "saburau", which meant "to wait on" in the senses of "to attend or serve" and "to pay a respectful visit to".
A true samurai doesn't fight.
Or, at least, he does not look for a fight.
If it is inevitable to fight, he accept it.
He does not fight against fighting, either.
He does not fight against his hologram.
He knows that his act, the body, the enemy, and the fight itself are manifestations of Buddha (=Tao).
-True samurai 68-1
-True warrior 68-2
-True winner 68-3
-Lower than people 68-4
-No competition 68-5
-Aikido and Tariki / Other people's power 68-6
-Limit of space and time 68-7
-Tao by Matsumoto / Tao Te Ching / Chapter 68
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☞It is interesting to compare the images of the samurai in two different periods of modern Japan. On the left, we have the famous «Seven Samurai» directed by Akira Kurosawa in 1954. On the right, «The Twilight Samurai / Tasogare Seibei たそがれ清兵衛» shot in 2002. It is directed by Yoji Yamada of the well-known «Tora-san» series.