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
automatic control before the
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"
ART. EXTRAIDO OF INTERNET.