Way of the
Spiritual Warrior



Samurai Sayings

Don't think dishonestly
The Way is in training
Become acquainted with every art
Know the ways of all professions
Distinguish between gain and loss
Develop intuitive judgement and understanding for everything
Perceive those things which cannot be seen
Pay attention even to trifles
Do nothing which is of no use

Mayomoto Musashi Japan, c.1630 =

The no-mind not-thinks no-thoughts about no-things - The Buddah

Empty your mind,
Be formless, shapeless, like water.
Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.
You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle.
You put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
Now water can flow, or it can crash,
Be water my friend

Bruce Lee

"If I should die tomorrow, I will have no regrets.
I did what I wanted to do. You can't expect more from life."

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee
1940 - 1973

"There is no fixed teaching. All I can provide is an appropriate medicine for a particular ailment."

"Jeet Kune Do - It is having no limitation as limitation"

"Jeet Kune Do uses no way as way The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action."

"The aim of art is to project an inner vision into the world, to state in aesthetic creation the deepest psychic and personal experiences of a human being. It is to enable those experiences to be intelligible and generally recognized within the total framework of an ideal world."

"I hope martial artists are more interested in the root of martial arts and not the different decorative branches, flowers or leaves."

"Absorb what is useful, Discard what is not, Add what is uniquely your own"

"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do."

Whilst teaching a young student in Enter The Dragon, and after telling him "hit me" twice, (both were feeble kicks) he then grabs the student, tells him you must learn to concentrate, points to the sky (whilst twisting his head skywards) and quotes "It is like a finger pointing away to the moon" (at which point he pauses and slaps the student on the forehead) and continues... "DON'T concentrate on the finger, or you will miss all the heavenly glory".

The undisturbed mind is like the calm body water reflecting the brilliance of the moon. Empty the mind and you will realize the undisturbed mind. - Yagyu Jubei

"A reflection on a pool of water does not reveal its depth."

"The river has no shape, but it takes on the boundaries which it carves out for itself, so is the mind boundless, until it creates a prison for its own thoughts."

Flexibility Masters Hardness - Taoism

Master the divine techniques of the Art of Peace and no enemy will dare to challenge you. - Ueshiba

Victory goes to the one who has no thought of himself - Shinkage School of Swordsmanship JIU YOKU GO O SEI SURU -

"Patience and persistence can bring down the tallest trees."

See first with your mind, then with your eyes, and finally with your body - Yagyu Munenori

Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself - Chinese Proverb

When the student is ready, the Master appears. - Buddhist Proverb

Be master OF mind rather than mastered BY mind - Zen Saying

Not to borrow the strength of another, nor to rely on one's own strength; to cut off past and future thoughts, and not to live within the everyday mind... then the Great Way is right before your eyes. - Yamamoto Tsunetomo

SHUCHU RYOKU - Focus all your energy to one point. - Shioda Gozo

Ultimately, you must forget about technique. The further you progress, the fewer teachings there are. The Great Path is really NO PATH. - Ueshiba Morihei

In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's mind there are few - Suzuki

To practice Zen or the Martial Arts, you must live intensely, wholeheartedly, without reserve - as if you might die in the next instant - Taisen Deshimaru

When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target. - Unknown

Bushido Quotes

I found the following on a Budo website.

'This is a collection of cool quotes that I have found, I don't know who wrote most of them. If you have any cool quotes that you would like to see on this page e-mail me them.'

"Enemies you threaten make armies. Enemies you destroy make graves."

"Be more afraid of an army of sheep led by a wolf, than an army of wolves led by a sheep."

"Everyone lies, even me."

"Life isn't fair, that doesn't mean you can't win."

"He who speaks in anger makes his anger heard, but his words forgotten."

"Patience and persistence can bring down the tallest trees."

"Petting scorpions with a compassionate hand will only get you stung."

"Friendship is tested when it's time to share the burden."

"In all the world, man is the only creature that has taught itself to argue."

"The bird does not care how it flies, and Oh! how it flies!"

"Don't worry about your beard when losing your head."

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger."

"I don't remember where I was when I realized life was a game; the more seriously I took things the harder the rules became." -Megadeth

"When a man lies he murders a part of the world. These are the pale graves which men miscall their lives. All this I cannot bare to witness any longer, cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home." -Metallica

"Here is a test to see if your mission on earth is finished: If your alive it isn't."

"Do, or do not, there is no try." -Yoda

"The hawk breaks the back of his prey not because of strength, but because of timing."

"He who knows doesn't speak; he who speaks doesn't know."

"The river has no shape, but it takes on the boundaries which it carves out for itself, so is the mind boundless, until it creates a prison for its own thoughts."

"Those who are first on the battlefield and await the opponents are at ease; those who are last on the battlefield and head into a fight become exhausted. Therefore, good warriors cause others to go to them and do not go to others." -Sun Tzu, The Art of War

"Be more afraid of an army of sheep led by a wolf, than an army of wolves led by a sheep." ---

"Even though you hold a sword over my heart I will not give up."

"Art reaches its greatest peak when devoid of self-consciousness. Freedom discovers man the moment he loses concern over what impression he is making or about to make."-Bruce Lee, Tao of Jeet Kune Do

"The true essence of a man is not what he has, but what he does."

"A reflection on a pool of water does not reveal its depth."

"It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him into evil ways."

"To be foolish and recognize that one is a fool is better than to be foolish and imagine that one is wise."

"A superstar is like a roman candle, they shine bright. A teacher is like a lantern, they may not shine as bright, but they illuminate the path."

"Listen carefully to what I will say now. For the lesson is not always carried in the words of men. You see, many believe that the nature of the universe is to hide itself from mortal eyes. That we must search and meditate upon all around us to see and grasp the simple truth that is enlightenment. However, perhaps the answers are being told to us all the time and we have just forgotten how to hear them."

"Do not be wary of men who take risks with titles and lands; be wary of men who have nothing to lose."

"It is the sound of purest harmony, the sound of the universe. Make your soul sing its song, and you will find there is nothing you cannot accomplish."

"Wherever there is light, there must be shadow."

"The elements are not the means to an end... they are the beginning and the end."

"Your soul - your life energy - is not bound by flesh. It can reach where your fingers cannot."

"In the beginners mind there are many possibilities, In the experts there are few."

"Zen has no secrets other than seriously thinking about life and death." - Takeda Shingen


Difficulties and obstacles, if properly understood and used, can turn out to be an unexpected source of strength. Gesar was the great warrior king of Tibet, whose escapades form the greatest epic of Tibetan literature. Gesar means “indomitable,” someone who can never be put down. From the moment Gesar was born, his evil uncle Trotung tried all kinds of means to kill him. But with each attempt Gesar only grew stronger and stronger.

For the Tibetans, Gesar is not only a martial warrior but also a spiritual one. To be a spiritual warrior means to develop a special kind of courage, one that is innately intelligent, gentle, and fearless. Spiritual warriors can still be frightened, but even so they are courageous enough to taste suffering, to relate clearly to their fundamental fear, and to draw out without evasion the lessons from difficulties. Sogyal Rinpoche

Vernon Kitabu Turner -
Author of 'Soul Sword'

The Enemy p115

The spiritual warrior has no enemy but himself. The contest is always against oneself. You cannot control how others will act toward you but you can govern your own actions and reactions. O Sensei Uyeshiba reminds us that the true art of the warrior is to receive the spirit of the universe and to spread his peace. His definition of the Way of the Warrior is love.


The physical struggles we face each day are only outward signs of a spiritual war that goes on day after day. There are only two sides in a war. There is no middle ground. Because there is no middle ground the warriors on either side do not need to hesitate when they clash. Hesitation is doubt. Doubt leads to failure or death.

A warrior once asked a Zen Master how he should face battle. "Hold your sword high and charge in battle without looking back," he said. From the cradle to the grave we will face opposition of all sorts. The successful student of life will keep his eyes singularly focused on the star - the Master - as his goal and charge into the daily battle wielding his mind as a sword of Spirit. Only the surrendered mind makes a gleaming sword which can move this way and that without effort. Whether facing a physical threat or a spiritual one, the spiritual warrior knows that the whole battle is really fought within his own mind. He is not deceived into hating his fellow man, for he knows that the roots of all men begin and end in the same place. The spiritual warrior serves the Master by becoming a soldier of humanity, a defender of the weak. Yield and overcome.


What is the proper way to block a sword thrust? When the enemy swings, only then is the path crystal clear. There is no path until there is a foot extended. This is the way of faith. If you can move without a plan, and act without thought, if you can believe that there is an Inner Master who can orchestrate the way you arrange flowers or play music or drive a car, then you are a spiritual warrior. Let go of yourself a little more each day and you will discover the matchless path of the Spirit and your real nature.

Your lips will give forth wisdom and even children will sit at your feet in awe. Do these things and you will be as much an instrument of the Master as a horn is the instrument of the musician. Christ said,"The Father is in me and I am in you."

In many different languages and in many different ways the same message has been spoken in every culture. Lord Krishna says in Bhagavagita, "I am the Me in all"

You have powers you know not of, so when you walk the streets in confidence that the Lord of the Universe is in your fingertips and stride, who can take you? Battles are won and lost in the mind. All is mind, say the Yogacara. Use yours for you. After all, we all have one; shouldn't yours be serving you?

Take back your mind from those who have mistaught you and re-examine your life and the universe around you. One hint - the sky is not above your head and there is no ground beneath your feet. If you attack me with a tank I will laugh in your face; its shells cannot find where I keep my heart. Ponder that and be free.

If you are ever physically attacked by a larger enemy, clear your mind of any thought, clench your fist and charge forth like a bull elephant with all your might...or you could open your arms and say "Kill me," and smile.


Soul Sword : The Way and Mind of a Zen Warrior Vernon Kitabu Turner (UK

The power of the warrior mind is its ability to act from a state of "No Mind", with technique arising effortlessly out of emptiness. As a mirror reflects objects without clinging to the images, the "Warrior Mind" is free to flow from one object to the next without impediment. From this state arises instinctive wisdom, the power that allows ordinary people to perform extraordinary feats. This Zen mind-guide to empowerment is an active meditation for those who wish to be in the world, but not of it.

Bushido, literally meaning "Way of the Warrior", is the
Code of Honour and way of life of the Samurai.
There are eight virtues, which a Samurai must try to possess:

•  A sense of Justice and Honesty.

•  Courage and Contempt For Death.

•  Self-Control.

•  Sympathy Towards All People.

•  Politeness and Respect For Etiquette.

•  Sincerity and Respect For One's Word of Honour.

•  Absolute Loyalty To One's Superior.

•  A Duty To Defend The Honour of One's Name and Guild.


A Samurai must show a sense of justice and honesty.

In a large city in a distant part of the country a daimyo of great wealth and power ruled over the people, and was both envied, hated, loved and respected for his actions and his decrees. Some considered him a fair and loving lord, while others thought of him as a power-hungry daimyo with the only interest being the throne of the shogun. As he was fairly new to this part of the country, however, most people shrugged it off with the explanation, that the daimyo was still merely ignorant and unversed in the ways of the local traditions.

The time of the year came, when the annual spring festival was to take place, and the daimyo was going to open it with a speech at the city square. He spoke at great length about the beauty of the land and the greatness of its people, and praised the spring festival. He then proceeded to announce a new decree, that stated that any criminal or violent act done during the spring festival, how justified it might be, would be punishable by death. This was greeted with a great applause and loud cheers among the people, as it was a peaceloving kind.

Suddenly three Samurai stepped forth from the crowd. All the people, including the daimyo went silent as they approached the podium, where the daimyo was standing.

"How dare y..." Seeing the faces of the Samurai, the daimyo abruptly went quiet and his face grew pale. As the Samurai stepped up on the large podium, they drew their swords and, surrounding the daimyo, pointed them at his chest and back. He fell to his knees, crying "Please don't kill me! Don't kill me!". The Samurai looked straight at him with seemingly uninterested looks, and the daimyo started sobbing.
"Who are you and why are you carrying your blades like you do?" An elder man stepped forth from the crowd, who now began to show signs of nervousness. The oldest Samurai said, "Forgive us our insolence, at the time we didn't see any other alternative. We are called Kinbei, Riemon and Kazuko, former Samurai of the Shimatsu clan in the Satsuma province."
" Former Samurai?" the Elder man asked.
"Yes, a few years ago our lord was killed in battle for the shogun, thus rendering us without master; Ronin with no further quests but that for justice."
"What justice is that, and what does that have to do with our lord?"
"Three years ago the shogun was attacked at his palace by a small, but skilled group of unknown Samurai, whose intention was to assassinate him in order to make way for their daimyo to reach the throne of the shogun. At the time our lord was at the palace and with his few Samurai he managed to defend the shogun from the attackers, but at a very high cost."
"What cost?"
"As we were poorly outnumbered, it was a difficult task fending off all the attackers, several of us got very serious wounds, some lethal. Our lord himself showed such contempt for death, that he refused to leave the midst of the battle, and was so seriously wounded, that a few hours after the last attacker was chased off, he died in front of the throne. Since then, we have been searching for the one responsible for the attack on the shogun and the death of our lord."
"Surely you don't mean..." the Elder man began.
The younger Ronin spoke, "He is found at the tip of our blades, but shall soon find himself closer to the hilt. However, as the only proof you have heard so far is our voices and our claims, allow us to present you this." He sheathed his sword and reached into his clothes, taking out a paper. "This is signed by the shogun himself, and contains a thorough description of the one responsible for the treacherous deed." He walked over to the Elder man and handed the paper to him. The Elder man looked closely at the paper for a long time, as if reading the letters several times. He then said, "It certainly looks like you are telling the truth..." He turned to the daimyo. "What have you got to say?"
The daimyo looked up with fear in his eyes, as if he already had been found guilty and sentenced to death. "It wasn't my fault! I didn't mean to... I was drunk! I don't remember what orders I gave to whom! Don't kill me!" He began thrashing wildly, without realizing that the two razor sharp blades were still pointing at his chest and back. Suddenly the daimyo went silent and still, and looked down at his chest, where the tip of the Ronin's blade now protruded. His mouth was quickly filling with blood and, choking heavily, he fell over, dead before his face hit the podium floor.
The three Ronin turned towards the Elder man. "This is not how we intended it to be."
"I realize that, but should no longer be of your concern. None here doubt your claims anymore, I would think, and if anyone here doubts the justification of your act, they are free to take it up with me. I serve the shogun with my heart myself, and I do not take any pity on his dead body."
The youngest Ronin stepped forward, with blood still dripping from her sword. "There is one other thing, Elder one. You have not forgotten your former lord's last decree already, have you?"
"I assure you, we won't hold that against you!"
"Nevertheless, it was declared a law, and Samurai are not above that. For Ronin, the local laws are the only laws, and thus it's more important than ever not to break it."
"Surely you don't mean..." The Elder man's voice trailed off.
"Our quest is done, and you will have no more to deal with us." The three Ronin bowed to the Elder man and, lifting their swords high, simultaneously performed the ritual of seppuku in complete silence.

A Samurai must show courage and contempt for death.

The Samurai was on his way to the capital city of his Daimyo's neighbouring country, carrying an invitation to the wedding of his master's daughter. He had been walking on foot for quite a few days now, and was beginning to feel a bit weary after all this travelling. However, he felt that his journey was soon coming to an end, and felt light at heart and hurried his steps.
He trudged across a grass covered plain, when he suddenly spotted a large cloud of black smoke rising from what looked like a small cottage. He hurried onward, and soon realized that the cottage was completely on fire, and he saw a small group of people standing outside. As he came closer, he noticed a young woman, who seemed to be struggling for her life in the hands of a couple of men. He promptly ran over to the group and demanded to know what was going on, and why they were holding the woman.
"Her daughter's still trapped inside the house, and she wants to go get her. It's suicide we tell'er, but she won't listen."
"Is anyone in there getting her daughter back?" asked the Samurai, looking at the men.
"Well, no. Just look at the house! It's too late, we tell'er! Her daughter is probly dead by now, anyway."
The Samurai looked at the woman, who was screaming and thrashing, desperately trying to break free from the men holding her. He turned his look at the men in the group and he saw fear in their eyes. He mumbled some well-chosen words about the men, took off his backpack and his swords, and ran in through the open door into the blazing fire. Had had taken a deep breath before he entered the door, but the smoke still entered his lungs, making him cough and breath in even more of the smoke. While cursing himself for not having asked the men for the name of the girl, he kept shouting "Hello!" in case the girl was still conscious and alive and could hear him. A bursting flame suddenly set his shirt on fire, but he didn't notice it in his desperate attempt to find the girl. He stumbled into the smoke filled kitchen, which seemed to be the room, which was least ravaged by the fire, and looked under the kitchen table. There he saw the small girl, a girl that couldn't have been more than a couple of years old, lying on the floor. The Samurai noticed that she was still breathing, but heavily and coughing wildly. When he stretched out his arms she opened her eyes and cried out, pointing at his shoulder. Only then did he notice the burning shirt, which he quickly pulled off, but it still managed to burn his hair a great deal. Suddenly being aware of his fire damaged back and shoulder, he felt the pain from the heavily burnt flesh and skin. Nevertheless he scooped up the little girl in his arms and started off toward the exit, but he didn't get far until parts of the ceiling in the outer room suddenly collapsed, turning it into an inferno of burning timber and furniture.
The Samurai looked around for a window in the kitchen, but none was to be found. He cursed himself again, this time for not bringing his swords, for he realized he would not be able to break through any of the still solid walls. Only one other option remained, and that was through the way he entered. He looked up at the ceiling, and the remaining beams seemed to be able to collapse any second. Still, without any other alternatives, he clutched the girl tightly to his chest, took a run and jumped over the burning wood covering the kitchen door.
The heat was unbearable, and hit him with full force as he landed heavily on the floor in the outer room. For a moment he feared that the floor would give, but luckily it only creaked loudly, but he realized that time was not on his side this time, and if he did not leave the house quickly, they would not stand a chance of surviving. He climbed over burning furniture and collapsed beams, desperately trying to ignore the hellish flames licking his feet and legs. He looked up, and saw that the outer door was only a few more feet in front of him. His heart raced, but by this time he had inhaled so much of the treacherous smoke, that his vision was getting blurred and his chest was becoming more painful than he could stand. Suddenly he heard a loud crash somewhere above him. He made a move towards the door, but a sharp pain in the neck stopped him, as a collapsing beam hit him straight in the back of his head. He toppled over, still clutching the girl in his arms, heavily to the floor, and he felt a large nail being driven into his back.
The Samurai lost consciousness for a moment, and he had trouble re-orientating himself, but the flames all around him quickly reminded him where he was, and he moved his head with great difficulty to check on the girl. She seemed to have survived unscathed, and small eyes filled with fear met his. He tried to stand up, but the large wooden beam was still on top of him, and an intense pain in his back told him the large nail was still imbedded in him. Large flames were closing in around them, and the Samurai realized he wouldn't be able to move without ripping open his back. He looked out through the door and saw the group of men looking at the burning house from a safe distance. He thought about his alternatives and quickly came to a decision. With the force of desperation, he strained his legs and arms, and managed to lift the beam a few inches. With his left hand he grabbed hold of the little girl and heaved her forward through the open door, where she landed a few feet into the open air. One of the men in the group saw the girl and ran forward, snatching her up and running off again to her awaiting mother. Then the Samurai could no longer hold himself up, and fell forward once again, driving the nail deeper into his back. He looked up through the smoke, seeing the mother clutching her daughter, with tears streaming down her cheeks.

A Samurai must show sympathy towards all people.

Once the Samurai came across a small village, where a tailor had his little shop. As he quenched his thirst at a local tavern, he couldn't but overhear how impopular the tailor seemed. He apparently did his best to become rich at the poor villagers' expense. Since he was the only tailor in the area, he was able to have much higher prices than he actually needed for making ends meet.
Suddenly a man ran into the tavern, screaming "Help! My house is on fire! Help me put it out!" A silence spread across the room. Some of the men looked into the cups, others ignored him completely. A few of the men in the tavern mumbled something to eachother, and the Samurai realized that it was the tailor, whose house was on fire.
The Samurai looked out through the door at the tailor's house, and saw that little could be done to save it. The house was engulfed in flames, and anything inside was certain to be burnt beyond recognition.
"My house and furniture! All my textile! And all my money!" cried the tailor. One of the men in the tavern stood up and shouted "That's what you get for your greed! Don't come looking here for sympathy, when you charged us with prices much higher than we could afford. I for certain won't help you put out the fire. Maybe your lust for fortune and wealth will diminish now!" and agreeing murmurs were heard from many others in the room.
The tailor fell to his knees and sobbed, while slurring undistinguishable words. The Samurai looked at him and then said, "Don't hurt your knees on the floor and your eyes with the tears, because they are not spent on things gone forever. If you truly love your profession, you will find it alot easier than you probably imagine to start all over again. If you don't, then I pity you for spending so many years on something, that wouldn't have meant anything even if the house hadn't burned down. Here, take this money that I have. To me it doesn't do much apart from giving me a couple of cups of sake at whatever local tavern I happen to stop by. Spend it on whatever you happen to love, as long as you don't wipe your tears with it." The Samurai left the tavern and the village.

Excerpts from Hagukare (from Movie)

'Ghost Dog' The Way of the Samurai,
A Film by Jim Jarmusch -
Main Role - Forest Whitaker
1999, Plywood productions. Film Four - Cert 15

All Assassins Live Beyond The Law...Only One Follows The Code

Ghost Dog lives above the world, alongside a flock of birds, in a homemade shack on the roof of an abondoned building. Guided by the words of an ancient Samurai Text, Ghost Dog is a professional killer able to dissolve into the night and move through the city unnoticed.

From Hagakure, The Way of the Samurai, by Yamamoto, translated by William Scott

The Way of the Samurai is found in death. Meditation in inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried by surging waves, thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by great earthquake, falling from thousand foot cliffs, dying from disease, or commiting seppuku at the death of one's master. And everyday without fail one should consider himself as dead. This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai.

It is bad when one thing becomes two. One should not look for anything else in the Way of the Samurai. It is the same for anyting else that is called a Way. If one understands things in this manner, he should be able to hear about all Ways and be more and more in accord with his own.

If one were to say in a word what the condition of being a Samurai is, its basis lies first in seriously devoting one's body and soul to his master. Not to forget one's master is the most fundamental thing for a retainer.

It is a good viewpoint to see the world as a dream. When you have something like a nightmare, you will wake up and tell yourself that it was only a dream. It is said that the world we live in is not a bit different from this.

Among the maxims on Lord Naoshige's wall there was this one: "Matters of small concern should be treated seriously."

According to what one of the elders said, taking an enemy on the battlefield is like a hawk taking a bird. Even though it enters into the midst of a thousand of them, it gives no attention to any bird other than the one it has first marked.

In the words of the ancients, one should make his decisions within the space of seven breaths. It is a matter of being determined and having the spirit to break right through to the other side.

Even if a samurai's head were to be suddeny cut off, he should still be able to perform one more action with certainty. If one becomes lies a revengeful ghost and shows great determination, though his head is cut off, he should not die.

It is good to carry some powdered rouge in one's sleeve. It may happen that when one is sobering up or waking from sleep, a samurai's complexion may be poor. At such a time it is good to take out and apply some powdered rouge.

When one has made a decision to kill a person, even if it will be very difficult to suceed by advancing straight ahead, it will not do to think about going at it in a long roundabout way. The Way of the Samurai is one of immediacy, and it is best to dash in headlong.

Our lives are given life from the midst of nothingness. Existing where there is nothing is the meaning of the phrase, "Form is emptiness." That all things are provided for by nothingness is the meaning of the phrase, "Emptiness is form." One should not think that these are two separate things.

There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man's whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do and nothing else to pursue.

There is something to be learned from a rainstorm. When meeting with a sudden shower, you try not to get wet and run quickly along the road. By doing such things as passing under the eaves of houses, you still get wet. When you are resolved from the beginning, you will not be perplexed though you will still get the same soaking. This understanding extends to all things.

It is said that what is called " the spirit of an age " is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world's coming to an end. For this reason, although one would like to change today's world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation.

In the Kamigata area they have a sort of tiered lunchbox they use for a single day when the flower viewing. Upon returning, they throw them away, trampling them underfoot. The end is important in all things.


The Science of Internal Qigong & Pain Control

Qigong can exert a tremendous influence over the muscular motion system. Practicing internal qigong is better than practicing martial arts since qigong can produce, in the brain and intestinal walls, large amounts of enkephalin, and excite the body s morphine receptors to accept the enkephalin easily. Enkephalin is a naturally occurring substance of the endorphin family in the human body. Everyone has this substance, but ordinarily don t produce large amounts of enkephlin. Its analgesic or pain relieving effect is many times more effective than that of morphine.

A good qigong practitioner is not afraid of being hit or beaten, because under the influence of enkephalin, muscle reflex is decreased. Furthermore, through qigong, one can produce strong magnetic signals which have anesthetic and analgesic effects. This might explain certain qigong abilities such as Golden Bell Shield and Iron Cotton Clothes that protect one from being hurt during car accidents or physical confrontations.

There is a saying by some ancient masters:

"To learn martial arts without internal qigong, one will regret this for life. To learn internal qigong without martial arts, one will enjoy countless wonders."

from "Secrets and Benefits of Internal Qigong Cultivation", p.85

Bruce Lee - Quick facts

Lee Jun Fan - Date of birth - 27 November 1940, San Francisco, California, USA. Lee Jun Fan - Date of death - 20 July 1973, Hong Kong. (brain 0dema) Credited As: Little Dragon Lee - Siu-Lung Lee - Xiaolong Li.

Bruce Lee Jun Fan Yuen Kam (Bruce Lee's full birth name) was born in the year of the dragon (1940), at the hour of the dragon (between 6:00AM-8:00AM).Height 5' 7" - Spouse Linda Lee Cadwell (17 August 1964 - 20 July 1973) (his death)

Father of Brandon Lee. Died of brain edema in Hong Kong at age 32. He is considered the greatest martial artist of the 20th century.
Developed his martial art style called Jeet Kune Do (Way of the Intercepting Fist) which is more of an idea of being flexible and practical with learning martial arts.
Father of Shannon Lee. Interred at Lake View Cemetery, Seattle, Washington, USA.
Salary for The "Green Hornet, (1966) $400/episode.<p> While the "The Green Hornet" TV series was in production, Bruce made several promotional appearances as Kato, but made a point to never do the standard martial art stunts like breaking boards which he felt had nothing to do with what the martial arts are about.
Bruce Lee was the ultimate Martial-arts expert of Chinese descent and virtual deity to a legion of enthusiasts the world over. A philosophy major who graduated from the University of Washington, Lee entered show business in the mid 1960s, achieving recognition as Kato, devoted sidekick to "The Green Hornet" in the 1966 TV series designed to capitalize on the wild popularity of the "Batman" show.

He supervised the martial-arts stunts in The Wrecking Crew and Marlowe (both 1969), also appearing in the latter, before starring in his own action vehicles Fists of Fury (1972), Enter the Dragon, The Chinese Connection and Return of the Dragon (all 1973). His acting, some would say, was negligible, but his athletic skills seemed almost superhuman, and he practically defined the fledgling martial-arts movie genre. The circumstances surrounding Lee's death just one year after his starring debut were somewhat mysterious (he was only 32), and helped transform him into a cult figure. Three "Green Hornet" episodes were edited into a feature to capitalize on his popularity (Kato and the Green Hornet 1974), (The 1978 release The Silent Flute was based on a story he had written with James Coburn.) Perhaps the ultimate testament to his enduring stardom was a Hong Kong picture called The Clones of Bruce Lee (1977), in which three karate experts, Bruce Li, Bruce Le, and Bruce Lei battled it out for the right to assume the master's throne.
Actor Jason Scott Lee (no relation) starred in a 1993 screen biography, Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.

His son Brandon Lee launched his own film career in the 1990s, but died in a tragic accident during production of The Crow in 1993.



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The power of the warrior mind is its ability to act from a state of "No Mind", with technique arising effortlessly out of emptiness. As a mirror reflects objects without clinging to the images, the "Warrior Mind" is free to flow from one object to the next without impediment. From this state arises instinctive wisdom, the power that allows ordinary people to perform extraordinary feats. This Zen mind-guide to empowerment is an active meditation for those who wish to be in the world, but not of it.



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Best Bruce Lee Books To Read

The Legend of Bruce Lee (1974) Alex Ben Block.
Tao of Jeet Kune Do compiled from Bruce's notes and published posthumously after his death.
The Fist That Shook The World: The Cinema Of Bruce Lee, by Lou Gaul; Midnight Marquee Press, Inc. 1997, Baltimore MD. 800-886-0313.
Jack Vaughn, Mike Lee. _The Legendary Bruce Lee._ Burbank, CA: Ohara Publications, 1986.
Linda Lee. _Bruce Lee: The Man Only I Knew._ New York: Warner Books, 1975.
Linda Lee. _The Life and Tragic Death of Bruce Lee._ London, England: Star Books, 1975.
Linda Lee, with Tom Bleecker. _The Bruce Lee Story._ Burbank, CA: Ohara Publications, 1989.
Ed Gross. _Bruce Lee: Fists of Fury._ Las Vegas, NV: Pioneer Books, 1990.
_Bruce Lee: His Life in Pictures._ Burbank, CA: Unique Publications, 1988.
_Bruce Lee: The Untold Story._ Burbank, CA: Unique Publications, 1986.
Alex Ben Block. _The Legend of Bruce Lee._ St. Albans, England: Mayflower Books, 1974.
Dennis Felix, Dan Atyeo. _Bruce Lee: King of Kung Fu._ London, England: Wildwood House, 1974.
Dan Inosanto, Alan Sutton. _Jeet Kune Do: The Art and Philosophy of Bruce Lee._ Los Angeles: Know Now Publishing, 1980.
Bruce Thomas. _Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit._ Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd., 1994.
Bruce Thomas. _Bruce Lee: Fighting Talk. 2003.
Robert Clouse. _Bruce Lee: The Biography._ Burbank, CA: Unique Books, 1988.
Intercepting Fist by Jack Hunter Glitter Books 1999.

Return of the Warriors (The Toltec Teachings)
Theun Mares


Conscious Living - Australia
"Without a shadow of a doubt, this book's clarity offers a wide path to intellectual freedom, spiritual joy and utter personal power"

Book Description

First in the Toltec Teachings Series, Return of the Warriors introduces the Warrior's Path and the Toltec Path of Freedom. This is an action-based approach to life, in which individuals are taught to value their own experience more highly than information from others. Theun Mares introduces the basic concepts of this path, as well as the practical techniques, and provides the tools used by warriors in everyday life to build self-belief, self-reliance and self-empowerment - the true foundations for freedom.

Topics include: Your view of the world – how it defines you, how you maintain it and the steps you need to take to break out of it. The power of true knowledge and how this leads to unwavering belief in self and true success. Becoming aware of your social conditioning and how to start freeing yourself from it. The secrets used by warriors on this path to achieve lasting change and freedom. Why your weaknesses are your unrealised potentials and the keys to using them to realise your dreams.

> Cry of the Eagle - Theun Mares
> The Toltec Teachings - Volume 2 - 2nd Edition

> Cry of the Eagle describes the Toltec approach to achieving warriorship in
> one’s everyday life, and the art of dreaming is included as an essential
> part of any warrior’s training.
> The first part of the book shows how you can use the warrior’s techniques to
> overcome your challenges and build your self-belief.
> The book’s chapters on dreaming are of great value to anyone with an
> interest in the study of dreams and dream interpretation. They include how
> to set up Toltec active (lucid) dreaming, the different types of passive
> dreams, many examples of dream interpretation, and a full list of Universal
> Dream Symbols. (Download dream symbols below). They represent a fascinating
> and practical guide, as well as an important reference work on dreaming.
> >From a Toltec perspective, questions relating to the role and purpose of
> dreaming, can only be answered if dreaming is viewed within the context of
> an overall framework. To this end, the chapters that precede those on
> dreaming address such issues as, "What is life?" "Death - its nature" and
> "What are dreams?".
> The Chapters on Dreaming Include:
> The Technique of Dreaming: A description of Toltec active (lucid) dreaming,
> and how to achieve this state, safely and effectively.
> Passive dreaming, including the different types of passive dreams.
> A Guide To Dreaming: Including how to work with dates and time.
> A List of Universal Dream Symbols (download below)
> Examples of dream interpretation for both active and passive dreams.
> Cry of the Eagle is an invaluable book, not only for students of the Warrior
> ’s Path, but also for anyone with a serious interest in the study of dreams,
> lucid dreaming and dream interpretation.
> Cry of the Eagle - Theun Mares
> The Toltec Teachings
> ISBN 1-919792-13-9
> US$14.95


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