With Great Scholars and Teachers

A scholarly administration does not always improve. Merely, when there are great scholars and great teachers, literature must flourish. When there are talented knights and moral soldiers, the martial arts must prosper.
The Second Year of Ansei, July. “Prison Q&A.”


What Is Called Studying

The Way of Learning is usually pursued until the day you die. If you halt half way through before your death, then you throw away everything you worked for before. If you do not continually advance your learning, you will most certainly fall back. As the sun rises and then the moon, to avoid regrets the day you die, that should be called studying.
The Third Year of Ansei, The 23rd of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”