Now, together with you all, I wish to cause change in our Matsumoto Town. We should hold these good words as our creed. Do not forget them.
The Third Year of Ansei, The Tenth of June. “Minutes of the Lecturer.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 June 24
Gaining skill and practicing virtue are both bitterly painful.
The Third Year of Kaei. “Reading the Volume on the Stories of Wise Men Before and After.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 June 4
Teachers with students and friends with friends who all possess virtue are those with whom one should associate. There should be no interruption (between them).
The Third Year of Ansei, The 29th of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 April 30
If you do one good act, that becomes your own good. If you secure one benefit, that becomes your own benefit. If you put in one day of effort, that is one day of merit. If you put in one year of effort, that is one year of merit. Especially those who teach others should say this.
The Third Year of Ansei, The 23rd of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 April 26
Wise men enjoy only the Way, care only for good. Thoughts of power, status, profit, or money never once enter their minds.
The Third Year of Ansei, The Seventeenth of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 April 20
People should devote themselves to following morality to the very end, even if it means punishment or disaster. Generally, there is no situation in which people should leave the way of morality.
The Third Year of Ansei, The Fourteeth of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 April 17
It is said, “Virtuous men are ashamed if rumor surpasses their real ability.” This means that those who tell false rumors but lack actual good works and virtue can delude people and dazzle them for a short time. But as such men cannot evade the opinions of the ages to come in the end, virtuous men should work day and night piling up virtue and layering up good works like a spring of water.
The Third Year of Ansei, The 23rd Day of May. “Minutes of the Head Lecturer.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 February 25
Renew your martial arts, prohibit extravagance, guard against laziness, cease your excuses. This all is reasonable.
The Second Year of Kaei, the Eleventh Day of October. “A Letter of Counter-measures.”
Posted by Motowori on 2012 February 18