A samurai chooses to serve a master and does it out of respect and love, not because they are forced. Service to them is not demeaning; service is an expression of their prowess and their...
—Alexei Maxim Russell
Being a samurai is all about selfless service and if the lord abuses the servant, it is no longer a situation of service; it becomes the situation of a victim. It is never acceptable for...
Never respond to an angry person with a fiery comeback, even if he deserves it…Don’t allow his anger to become your anger.
Did not Socrates, all the while he unflinchingly refused to concede one iota of loyalty to his daemon, obey with equal fidelity and equanimity the command of his earthly master, the State? His conscience he...
There is no greater solitude than that of the samurai unless it is that of the tiger in the jungle… Perhaps…
The best fighter is never angry.
Bushido is realized in the presence of death. This means choosing death whenever there is a choice between life and death. There is no other reasoning.
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