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1Musashi Empty Musashi on Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:48 pm

The Way of Walking Alone (21 Maxims)
While on the Way:

* Do not turn your back on the various Ways of this world.
* Do not scheme for physical pleasure.
* Do not intend to rely on anything.
* Consider yourself lightly; consider the world deeply.
* Do not ever think in acquisitive terms.
* Do not regret things about your own personal life.
* Do not envy another’s good or evil.
* Do not lament parting on any road whatsoever.
* Do not complain or feel bitterly about yourself or others.
* Have no heart for approaching the path of love.
* Do not have preferences.
* Do not harbor hopes for your own personal home.
* Do not have a liking for delicious food for yourself.
* Do not carry antiques handed down from generation to generation.
* Do not fast so that it affects you physically.
* not be fond of material things.
* not begrudge death.
* Do not be intent on possessing valuables or a fief in old age.
* Respect the gods and Buddhas, but do not depend on them.
* Though you give up your life, do not give up your honor.
* Never depart from the Way of martial arts.

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2Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:54 pm


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3Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:02 pm

post any other Musashi poems or quotes that u may be fond of =]
seeing as our symbol is taken from his book i think this particular author should have hi

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4Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:02 pm

s own thread

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5Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:23 am

Anyone catch the documentary on History International titled, "Samurai"?? It was badass! Me and Joe watched it.. It's all about Musashi and the way of the Samurai.

My redemption lies in your demise.
Musashi Elrichsigfinished543
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6Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:55 pm

i think i saw it too

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7Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:50 pm

i wanted to watch it but i caught the ass ass end of it...

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8Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:18 am

i saw it. it was pretty good. missed out a lot though and they got some of the details on some duels wrong. i had his biography around here somewhere... *looks around room* it was written by one of the translators for book of five rings.

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9Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:46 pm

word, we have a clan library if you would like to donate lol

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10Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:38 pm

i have a card for Barnes and Noble. I'll find a new one and donate it. I think i may have lent my copy to a friend of mine in the navy.

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11Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:55 am


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12Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:46 pm

Tino the donation is optional lol but it will be appreciated for people that cannot afford to read it, as our public library does not have a copy lol i checked

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13Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:55 pm

education is paramount. the book is titled The Lone Samurai by William Scott Wilson. Even if I don't donate it, I do intend on getting myself a new copy soon. if i have spare, i'll get one for the library. better?

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14Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:05 pm

i could probably find an ebook version i can get to ppl >.>
it may not be the physical book but it's better than nothing

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15Musashi Empty Re: Musashi on Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:10 pm

i dont like reading on the computer, it loses something intangible.

And you do whatever you want tino lol

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