Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Musashi's Heiho

"He who wishes to undertake the study of my Heiho should be aware of the following:

FIRST: Do not harbour sinister designs.
SECOND: Diligently pursue the path of Niten Ichiryu (school of two swords)
THIRD: Cultivate a wide range of interests in the arts.
FOURTH: Be knowledgeable in a variety of occupation.
FIFTH: Be discreet regarding one’s commercial dealings.
SIXTH: Nurture the ability to perceive the truth in all matters.
SEVENTH: Perceive that which cannot be seen with the eye.
EIGHTH: Do not be negligent, even in trifling matters.
NINTH: Do not engage in useless activity."

...study this well. ~Musashi


  1. Great precepts to keep in mind. I just finished reading "Lone Samurai" by William Scott Wilson about Musashi and really enjoyed.

    A truly remarkable individual was Musashi!

  2. Thanks for the comment Matt, and I agree.
    I thoroughly enjoy Ikigai, thanks for sharing.


  3. Musashi was a warrior with great skill and a way of life which reflected his dedication making him the greatest swordsman to ever live. His life was full of glory and he was always reaching for excellence in whatever he did.