The Waning of Bushido

Having received a command from his lord, a knight should, even at this very moment, take up his lance, mount his horse, and rush into hell or high water. Desiring food and drink or fine company, yielding to sickness, falling into idleness, or failing in willpower is the waning of bushido.
The Third Year of Ansei, After August. “The Complete Book of Teachings for Warriors.”


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