Seven Principles Bushido, via of samurai, had their origin from the fusion of the Buddhism and the Shintoismo. This route can be transformed in seven essential principles: Gi: the correct decision, the one that is made with equanimidad, the correct attitude, the truth. When we must die, we must die. Rectitud. Yu: valentía dyed of heroísmo. Jin: universal love, benevolence towards the humanity; compassion King: the correct action - an almost essential characteristic, courtesy. Makoto: complete and absolute sincerity; attachment to the truth. Melyo: honor and glory. Chugo: devotion and loyalty. These are the seven underlying principles of the Bushido spirit, Bu -- martial arts; shi -- soldier; do -- the route. The route of samurai is an imperative and an absolute one. Fundamental for her it is the corporal practice through the subconscientious one, for that reason the enormous importance that occurs to the correct action or to the correct behavior. The Bushido influenced vice versa to the Buddhism and; the elements of the Buddhism that we found in the Bushido are five: pacification of the emotions;

calm acceptance of the inevitable thing;

automatic control before the events;

one more a more intimate exploration of the death that of the life;

pure poverty. Previous to World War II, the Zen teacher, Kodo Sawaki, habitually instructed to the greatest teachers in the martial arts, the highest authorities of the Budo. In the western languages "martial" arts are confused with "arts military", but in Japan it only has: the route. In the West the "martial arts" are a fashion, have been transformed into an urban sport, a technique, and they do not have anything of the spirit of the route. In his char them, Kodo Sawaki said that the martial Zen and arts tasted same and were the same thing. And in both, the training has a very high value. Whichever time you need to train? Much people have asked to me, "Whichever years I must practice zazen" and I respond to them, "Until you die". They are not very happy with that answer. In the West people want to learn express; some people think that once it is sufficient: "I was once and I included/understood", say. But dojo is not like a university. Also in the Budo you must practice until you die

By Taisen Deshimaru Of the book "The Zen Way to the Martial Arts"