The Way of the Samurai 2

Throughout your life advance daily, becoming more skillful than yesterday, more skillful than today. This is never ending. Matters of great concern should be taken lightly. Matters of small concern should be treated seriously. Among one’s affairs there should not be more than two or three matters of what one could call great concern.

-The Hagakure

 

 

Be Here Now

Buddhist Quote of the Day

 

Do not pursue the past. Do not lose yourself in the future. The past no longer is. The future has yet to come. Look deeply at life as it is in the very here and now. The wise person knows how to live in mindfulness day and night.

-Shakyamuni Buddha

The Way of the Samurai

From the Hagakure

Everything in this world is but a marionette show.

Brace yourselves for the monstrous marionettes you are about to see.

-Ubu Roi

King Ubu

Truth and illusion George. You don’t know the difference.

No, but we must carry on as though we do.

-Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?