A Warrior’s Creed

Samurai

 

 

I have no parents:
I make the heaven and earth my parents.

I have no home:
I make awareness my home.

I have no life and death:
I make the tides of breathing my life and death.

I have no divine powers:
I make honesty my divine power.

I have no means:
I make understanding my means.

I have no magic secrets:
I make character my magic secret.

I have no body:
I make endurance my body.

I have no eyes:
I make the flash of lightning my eyes.

I have no ears:
I make sensibility my ears.

I have no limbs:
I make promptness my limbs.

I have no strategy:
I make “unshadowed by thought” my strategy.

I have no design:
I make “seizing opportunity by the forelock” my design.

I have no miracles:
I make right action my miracle.

I have no principles:
I make adaptability to all circumstances my principle.

I have no tactics:
I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.

I have no talent:
I make ready wit my talent.

I have no friends:
I make my mind my friend.

I have no enemy:
I make carelessness my enemy.

I have no armor:
I make benevolence and righteousness my armor.

I have no castle:
I make immovable mind my castle.

I have no sword:
I make absence of self my sword.

Anonymous Samurai song – 14th century

 

Deep gratitude and appreciation to Stuart Wilde for giving me this creed. I first heard it when I attended his magnificent “Warrior’s In The Mist” 8 day intensive many years ago. It is powerful because of it’s simplicity and straightforward approach to living. I would suggest that you add this, along with the Warrior’s Prayer, to your daily meditations. The changes that will come about for you will be amazing. =)

Bright Blessings,

Ross – “Tolemac”

 

Samurai image courtesy of Rodolfo Carvalho at Atelier and DeviantArt with much gratitude.

  • anthony

    cited in Ralph Blum’s, Book of Runes.1990, here’s another.

    There are no more maps, no more creeds, no more philosophies. From here on in, the directions come
    straight from the Divine. The curriculum is being revealed millisecond by millisecond – invisibly,
    intuitively, spontaneously, lovingly.

  • anthony

    and one more just for you!

    I no longer try to change outer things. They are simply a reflection. I change my inner perception and
    the outer reveals the beauty so long obscured by my own attitude. I concentrate on my inner vision
    and find my outer view transformed. I find myself attuned to the grandeur of life and in unison with the
    perfect order of the universe.