Blind masseuses

A Quote by Tsunetomo Yamamoto on bushido, zen, reality, falling, being at ease, blind masseuses, the way, spirituality, spiritual warrior, and japan

Once a group of ten blind masseuses were travelling together in the mountains, and when they began to pass along the top of the precipice, they all became very cautious, their legs shook, and they were in general struck with terror. Just then the leading man stumbled and fell off the cliff. Those that were left all wailed, "Ahh, ahh! How piteous!" But the masseuse who had fallen yelled up from below, "Don't be afraid. Although I fell, it was nothing. I am now rather at ease. Before falling I kept thinking 'What will I do when I fall?' and there was no end to my anxiety. But now I've settled down. If the rest of you want to be at ease, fall quickly!"

Tsunetomo Yamamoto

Source: The Hagakure

Contributed by: Laurens

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