Yamamoto Tsunetomo

A Quote by Yamamoto Tsunetomo on compassion, service, and love

What is called generosity is really compassion. In the Shin'ei it is written "Seen from the eye of compassion, there is noone to be disliked. One who has sinned is to be pitied all the more." There is no limit to the breadth and depth of ones heart. There is room enough for all. That we still worship the sages of the three ancient kingdoms is because their compassion reaches us yet today.

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Source: Hagakure- The Book Of The Samurai

Contributed by: Bushi

A Quote by Yamamoto Tsunetomo on truth and honor

     Calculating people are contemptable. The reason for this is that calculation deals with loss and gain, and the loss and gain mind never stops. Death is considered loss and life is considered gain. Thus, death is something that such a person does not care for, and he is contemptable.
     Furthermore, scholars and their like are men who with wit and speech hide their own true cowardice and greed. People often misjudge this.

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Source: Hagakure- The Book Of The Samurai

Contributed by: Bushi

A Quote by Yamamoto Tsunetomo on hagakure, world, dream, and nightmare

It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream.
When you have a nightmare, you will wake up and tell yourself that it was only a dream.
It is said that the world we live in is not a bit different from this.

Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Source: Hagakure

Contributed by: Michael

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