The Bushido Code: The Eight Virtues of the Samurai

The unwritten Samurai code of conduct, known as Bushido, held that the true warrior must hold that loyalty, courage, veracity, compassion, and honor as important, above all else. An appreciation and respect of life was also imperative, as it added balance to the warrior character of the Samurai. Though some scholars have criticized Nitobe’s work as romanticized yearning for a non-existent age of chivalry, there’s no question that his work builds on extraordinary thousand-year-old precepts of … [Read more...]

BENEVOLENCE, Spirit of the Season

The Spirit of Christmas may refer to: A general feeling of emotional beneficence associated with Christmas ...benevolence means an act of, or a general inclination towards, charity. Benevolence is an act of kindness or an inclination to be kind. It's the quality of someone who volunteers in a soup kitchen, tutors children for free, and helps old ladies cross the street. LOVE, magnanimity, affection for others, sympathy and pity, were ever recognized to be supreme virtues, the highest of … [Read more...]

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