spiritual warrior

A Quote by Tsunetomo Yamamoto on bushido, zen, life, dragons, and spiritual warrior

In China there was once a man who liked pictures of dragons, and his clothing and furnishings were all designed accordingly. His deep affection for dragons was brought to the attention of the dragon god, and onde day a real dragon appeared before his window. It is said that he died of fright. He was probably a man who always spoke big words but acted differently when facing the real thing.

Tsunetomo Yamamoto

Source: The Hagakure

Contributed by: Laurens

A Quote by Tsunetomo Yamamoto on bushido, zen, life, on-going practice, and spiritual warrior

It is not good to settle into a set of opinions. It is a mistake to put forth effort and obtain some understanding and then stop at that. At first putting forth great effort to be sure that you have grasped the basics, then practicing so that they may come to fruition is something that will never stop for your whole lifetime. Do not rely on following the degree of understanding that you have discovered, but simply think, "This is not enough."

Tsunetomo Yamamoto

Source: Hagakure

Contributed by: Laurens

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