Bushido Values for the Modern World
“Bushido, samurai code of ethics, prepares each of us to see what is important in life.
It is truly the foundation for being a great human being.”
~Patsy Surh O’Connell, founder/president – Asia Pacific Cultural Center
Bushido, the way of the warrior, is the code which the samurai warriors of ancient Japan followed. It was a code of conduct that permeated all aspects of the warriors’ lives. It developed their character and eventually the character of an entire nation, and became a guide in moral and practical instruction. Bushido was the Japanese code of chivalry outlining the personal, social, and professional standards of conduct for the samurai.
The principles of the code of bushido:
• Courage – Yuuki
• Integrity – Gi
• Benevolence – Jin
• Respect – Rei
• Honesty – Makoto
• Honor – Meiyo
• Loyalty – Chuugi
The samurai warriors of ancient Japan dedicated their lives to uphold the principles of bushido. Seven principles, seven words can be summed up in the expression, “Do the right thing all the time.”
“A samurai was essentially a man of action.”
~ Inazo Nitobe, Bushido, The Soul of Japan
In future email newsletters, I will present and discuss the seven principles of the code of bushido to assist you in your daily lives. It is one thing to have knowledge, but the practical application could be invaluable!
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Lori Tsugawa Whaley is a motivational and inspirational speaker, international best selling author and life coach. Using her engaging, passionate, and captivating style, Lori leads her audience to examine their own dreams and goals.
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