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Daemon
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Bushido

Bushido, which means "way of the warrior," is a code of conduct of the Japanese samurai class. Along with self-discipline, honor, and austerity, the code emphasized the samurai's obligation to his lord, which superseded even familial ties. After the Meiji Restoration in 1868 effectively ended feudalism and returned power to the emperor, the samurai's obligation of loyalty and sacrifice shifted, becoming the basis for the cult of emperor worship. What is hara-kiri? More...
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Now explain to the nice folks what "weeaboo" means.

Make every post as if it was the first one in the thread.
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Whistle Bushido

Bushido, which means "way of the warrior," is a code of conduct of the Japanese samurai class. Along with self-discipline, honor, and austerity, the code emphasized the samurai's obligation to his lord, which superseded even familial ties. After the Meiji Restoration in 1868 effectively ended feudalism and returned power to the emperor, the samurai's obligation of loyalty and sacrifice shifted, becoming the basis for the cult of emperor worship. What is hara-kiri? More...

Spiritual self-discipline is far superior to any military self-discipline. Unfortunately, a lot of people think that spirituality is "religion", but religion and true spirituality are two different things. Religions and military cannot compare to true spirituality - St. Francis, St. Teresa, Mother Teresa, and other truly spiritual people.
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Bushido is also my favorite sushi restaurant in Manama, on the island nation of Bahrain. Been there thrice.
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Hara-kiri

The traditional Japanese form of honorable suicide, also known by its Chinese equivalent, seppuku. It was practiced by the Japanese feudal warrior class in order to avoid falling into enemy hands. Around 1500, it became a privileged alternative to execution, granted to daimyo and samurai guilty of disloyalty to the emperor. The condemned man received a jeweled dagger from the emperor. He selected as his second a faithful friend, received official witnesses, and plunged the dagger into the left side of his abdomen, drew it across to the right, and made a slight cut upward; his second then beheaded him with one stroke of a sword, and the dagger was returned to the emperor. Around 1700, it became permissible to go through a semblance of disembowelment prior to beheading. Voluntary hara-kiri was resorted to after a private misfortune, out of loyalty to a dead master, or to protest the conduct of a living superior. 1
Obligatory hara-kiri was abolished in 1868, but its voluntary form has persisted. It was performed by 40 military men in 1895 as a protest against the return of conquered territory, the Liaotung peninsula, to China; by General Nogi on the death of Emperor Meiji in 1912; and by numerous soldiers as an alternative to surrender in World War II.


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monamagda
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There are seven virtues associated with the samurai code of Bushido:


Gi - Rectitude

Yu - Courage

Jin - Benevolence

Rei - Respect

Makoto - Honesty

Meiyo - Honor

Chugi - Loyalty


http://www.bigbearacademy.com/bushido-code.html
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spiritual spartans
Robert Imgrat
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A high level of literacy. This is what I like.

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Robert Imgrat
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monamagda wrote:
There are seven virtues associated with the samurai code of Bushido:


Gi - Rectitude

Yu - Courage

Jin - Benevolence

Rei - Respect

Makoto - Honesty

Meiyo - Honor

Chugi - Loyalty


http://www.bigbearacademy.com/bushido-code.html


Thank you, I did not know it.
Fredric-frank Myers
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Excellent read, but sadly that type on honor has been lost, particularly within the Republican political party in the United States of America, and some of the Democratic party, as well.

As a disabled American veteran, I am appalled at the torture committed by the GW Bush administration but just appalled at the Obama administration for not prosecuting those responsible. I am also disappointed in the rest of the, so called civilized world for not taking action for those crimes against humanity. Though the, "Bushido, which means "way of the warrior," is a code of conduct of the Japanese samurai class...", has been gone for some time, that spirit should be truly part of all humankind.
Beam
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monamagda wrote:
There are seven virtues associated with the samurai code of Bushido:


Gi - Rectitude

Yu - Courage

Jin - Benevolence

Rei - Respect

Makoto - Honesty

Meiyo - Honor

Chugi - Loyalty


http://www.bigbearacademy.com/bushido-code.html


I agree -- those are honorable virtues all humans should aspire to...but to achieve them requires a great amount of self-discipline.
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