Nothin... © 2020 Spirare-Free Memorials and Obituaries. Do Not Hold On To Possessions You No Longer Need. Dokkōdō . Notify me of follow-up comments by email. It was given to Terao Magonojo, his most skilled disciple in Niten-Ichi-Ryu. Do not seek to possess either goods or fiefs for your old age. Keep them close to your heart and they are always living in your footsteps. 4.

1. Rather than worry or fret about what’s going on around you, accept it. If you only walk around with eyes for yourself, you’ll miss the details of the world around you. Miyamoto Musashi’s Dokkōdō

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Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. In the final days of his life, the mythical Japanese samurai Musashi Miyamoto retreated to a cave called the Reigandō.

You only have one chance to decide for yourself. 11. You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honor. He is the author of The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy. It’s better to be a master swordsman than an apprentice in many weapons. The best way to do it is identify what scares you the most about it and work from there. but divine love cannot change.

You may abandon your own body but you must preserve your honour. 8. Do Not Seek To Possess Either Goods Or Fiefs For Your Old Age. Pissing and moaning at the world doesn’t make it spin faster. Ancient Japanese text 'Dokkodo' shows 21 rules of life that I believe mirror a stoic perspective. “The fear of death comes from limited awareness.”   Deepak Chopra. The Dokkodo or “The Way of Walking Alone” was written by Miyamoto Musashi one week before dying, for the occasion where Musashi was giving away his possessions in preparation for death. Want to remain calm, collected and calibrated in any difficult situation? If you pray to them for strength then they will put you in situations to find it. This mirroring is intended for the purposes of educational, public criticism, and critique under the " 12. 13. Do Not Regret What You Have Done. Act how you think you should act not how others say you should. 6. Count on yourself, Don’t count on luck or gods to pull you through. Have an open mind, be ready to try all things and desire none.If you always act a certain way you will never experience anything new. After the Gorin-No-Sho, Dokkodo is the summary of Musashi’s life, his will and his philosophy. 19. 2. 10. “Dokkōdō” expresses a stringent, honest, and ascetic view of life. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love. Do Not Pursue The Taste Of Good Food. Do not pursue the taste of good food. If you become old and weak, not far from the drink; live still with the actions and character that made men respect you. Your actions make you. 9. Accept Everything Just The Way It Is. Never Stray From The Way. How are you to hear wisdom if you only hear yourself? Duel between Miyomoto Musashi and Tsukahara Bokuden, "Educating people on death and dying, and reducing their fear of death is a giving of fearlessness. Don’t burn a bridge you’ve spent years building. 2. It is 21 lines long, each line containing a different idea one would live by. Both of these works are dedicated to his favorite disciple Terao Magonojo. Want to give something back to the World and its’ people.

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Understand your actions. Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful.

Never let yourself be saddened by a separation. 20. The Go Rin No Sho (Book of Five Rings) and the Dokkōdō. Just by reading Musashi Miyamoto’s writing you feel why he inspired such Japanese tales of heroics of bravery, becoming an idol for the stout-hearted yet wise for years to come. A Ronin’s 21 Laws Of Life. one may pass from love to hatred;


20. In all things have no preferences.

Never Let Yourself Be Saddened By A Separation.

It’s a waste of time. An absurd question? No. Instructor Posts: 22.808 Joined: 14-June 10 From: Bucharest. You’ll feel better for it. Everyone dies, Everyone comes to terms differently. Anyone who has lived a few years understand the pains of losing friends to addictions and watching the problems that come with them. Do Not Seek Pleasure For It’s Own Sake. Do not fear death. Japan... Heart Spoon While secluded in the cave he wrote two works.

Do not collect weapons or practice with weapons beyond what is useful. These are 21 precepts that Miyamoto Musashi wanted to share with the world, just days before he passed. Live your life to be content, have goals but don’t let them rule you. Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world. It’s not the distance that matters but how you remember them. #selfmastery #masteryourlife #martialmindpower #jkdlondon #martialliving #martialphilosophy #martialarts #lakloi. Never Be Jealous. Oct 17 2012, 08:37 AM. Do Not Act Following Customary Beliefs. (Spirit Rock Cave) In that cave he spent the final months of his life meditating and writing his views on the world. by Leo Tolstoy

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If you disprove of how you are, don’t constantly regret the past and be bitter. Better to focus your energy on bettering yourself or them then causing useless grief.

TAGS 21 acceptance aloneness body books commandments death dokkodo guide honor legacy life lessons living … All Rights Reserved. Never be jealous. Easier as the years past for some, harder as they do for others. Just by living life people will come and go. Options. After the Gorin-No-Sho, … Do not hold on to possessions you no longer need. Do not let yourself be guided by the feeling of lust or love. A Ronin’s 21 Laws Of Life. The Go Rin No … 15. 0 CommentsFiled Under: Philosophy Miyamoto Musashi ‘s Dokkodo – 21 Rules to Live Your Life Posted by admin on April 22nd, 2014 at 7:43 am. Cosmin Lupu. While the works themselves speak of Japanese culture and sophistication, especially in the warrior class, he also speaks of strategy, combat, and of the arts. Do not regret what you have done. 7. Love will come and go, Don’t do something for someone you wouldn’t do for yourself. Accept everything just the way it is. Don’t waste your time when you can spend your time bettering yourself. Understanding While secluded in the cave he wrote two works. If your unhappy with where you are, move, but in time you’ll realize it’s not where you live but how you live. A palace or a parking garage; be happy of shelter and warmth. 9. 11. Do not act following customary beliefs.

Never stray from the Way. Be Indifferent To Where You Live. In All Things Have No Preferences. 8.


In death frees life here and now. 17. Think and act for yourself. The Dokkōdō means “The Path of Aloneness” or “The Way to be Followed Alone” . 18. If you spend your life chasing a dream you may be running forever. 1.

Get the Master Your Life - The Art of Martial Mind Power book and as a thank you claim your FREE quality bonus gifts here. You May Abandon Your Own Body But You Must Preserve Your Honor. Tackle the endeavors you know are within your capabilities.

This may be the hardest one for some to do. Eat for nourishment and eat to be full. Want to achieve your dreams and success goals? I’ve seen many men not heed this warning; just hit the lobby at MGM. Being humble. Living the life of a ronin Mushashi learned the value of appreciating a full stomache. If it makes you happy; go for it. The time you’ve spent dwelling on it is better spent improving yourself. Respect Buddha and the gods without counting on their help. 17.

Musashi became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Do Not Let Yourself Be Guided By The Feeling Of Lust Or Love.

3. Below are the 21 rules to live your life by according to Miyamoto Musashi, one of the most influential warriors and thinkers in Japanese history. Respect Buddha And The Gods Without Counting On Their Help. Resentment And Complaint Are Appropriate Neither For Oneself Nor Others.

Now we just need to live by them and realize that they are for ourselves, the individual, to guide us on our own Way. It was given to Terao Magonojo, his most skilled disciple in Niten-Ichi-Ryu. What good will they do when your gone? The Go Rin No Sho (Book of Five Rings) and the Dokkōdō. Be detached from desire your whole life long. The flow of consciousness

“Dokkodo” was largely composed on the occasion of Musashi giving away his possessions in preparation for death. 4. Work to understand yourself, put it past you, and live your life how you should.