Way of the Warrior

The Way of the Warrior is not seen in those knights inclined to rudeness, lawlessness, violence, and immorality. It is not seen in that learning inclined to mindless recitation and frivolous, soft philosophy. True knights study true learning, cultivate their bodies, straighten their hearts, govern their country, and works towards peace under Heaven. That is the Way of the Warrior.
The Third Year of Ansei, After August. “The Complete Book of Teachings for Warriors.”

30日士道と云ふは
士道と云ふは、無礼無法、粗暴狂悖の偏武にても済まず、記誦詞章、浮華文柔の偏文にても済まず、真武真文を学び、身を修め心を正しうして、国を治め天下を平かにすること、是れ士道なり。
安政三年八月以降「武教全書講録」

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