If one does not obey one’s parents, then no matter what nice things there are under Heaven, everything else is insufficient.
The Fourth Year of Ansei, the 24th of November. “To Matsuura Mukyuu”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 July 7
Wise mother, wise child.
The Fourth Year of Ansei, The Fifth of April.
Posted by Motowori on 2012 June 14
To experience and understand the kindness shown by your lord or parents: This is the basis of loyalty and filial piety.
The Third Year of Ansei, After August. “Record of Lectures concerning the Complete Writings of Teachings for Warriors”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 May 27
The teachings of loyalty, filial piety, compassion, and justice are contained in the Confucian scriptures, but ah! we cannot depend on people to actually follow them themselves.
The Third Year of Ansei, The Fourth of June. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 May 9
I’ve said, “Learning is studying why we are people… First, the most important thing about being a person is the loyalty between a lord and a retainer. The most important matter concerning a nation is the difference between itself and barbarians…”
The Third Year of Ansei, the Fourth Day of September. “A Record of Shouka Sonjuku.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 March 8
As it is written that “There is no unrighteous parent under heaven”, to never think in your heart even a little that your parents are unrighteous should be called filial.
The Second Year of Ansei, the Seventh Day of September. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 January 9
Disorder is not war, peace is not abundance (of wealth). Lords being lords, vassals being vassals. Father being fathers, children being children. All under heaven is right.
The Second Year of Ansei. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 January 6
As a rule, those born as a human should know that good people have a different way of doing things than animals. Certainly, people have the five relationships, and the relationship betwen lord and retainer, and father and child are the most important.
The second year of Ansei, March. “Seven Regulations for Samurai”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 January 1