On the Way of the Warrior, there is nothing more important than righteousness (gi). Righteousness is acting with courage. Courage is growing in righteousness.
The Second Year of Ansei, March. “7 Standard Rules of Gentlemen.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 June 1
Even if a person possess benevolence and wisdom, if they lack courage even a little, they can not do anything useful.
The Third Year of Ansei, the 20th of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 April 22
I love the words: my desire is a small [ie, a prudent] heart, but a large liver [ie, the seat of courage].
The Third Year of Kouka, Spring. “Answering the Criticising of Guests.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 February 5