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The Samurai officially abolished in early 1870.
They were not entirely forgotten.
In the Western world greatly strikes us the mentality of Japanese people. I hope this article helps you understand.
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               I believe the most sublime moment of a man, the               consummation his greatest desire.

              It is the time when he gave his heart to a good cause
              and liesin the field of battle "Victorious"


Bushido, literally translated as "The Way of the Warrior", developed in Japan between the Heian and Tokugawa eras (IX-XII). It was a way of life and a code for the samurai, a warrior class like medieval knights of Europe.
He was influenced by Zen and Confucianism, two different schools of thought of those periods. The Bushido puts the emphasis on "loyalty, self-sacrifice, justice, sense of shame, refined manners, purity, modesty, frugality, martial spirit, honor and affection"
The Bushido Code
These are the seven principles that govern the code of Bushido, moral guidance for most samurai of Rokugan. Be faithful to him and grow your honor. Break it, and your name will be reviled by future generations.


1. GI - Honesty and Justice
Be honest in your dealings with everyone. Believe in justice, but not that given by others, but your own.
To a true samurai there are no shades of gray in regard to honesty and justice.
There is only right and wrong.

2. YU - Heroic Valor
Rise above the masses of people who are afraid to act. Hiding like a turtle in its carapace is not live.
A samurai must have heroic courage. It is absolutely risky. He's a menace. You live life in full, complete, wonderful. Heroic courage is not blind. She's smart and strong.
Replace fear with respect and caution.

3. JIN - Compassion
Through the intense training the samurai becomes quick and strong. It is not like other men. Develop a power that must be used for the good of all.
Have compassion. Help your colleagues at every opportunity. If the opportunity does not come, you come out of their way to find it.

4. REI - Courtesy
Samurai have no reason to be cruel. No need to demonstrate their strength. A samurai is courteous, even to his enemies. Without this direct display of respect we are no better than animals.
A samurai gets respect not only for their ferocity in battle, but also by the way they treat others. The true inner strength of the samurai becomes evident in times of trouble.

5. Meyo - Honor
The Authentic samurai has only one judge of his own honor, and is himself. The decisions you make and how you hold are a reflection of who you really are.
Can not hide from yourself.

6. MAKOTO - Absolute Honesty
When a samurai says he'll do something, it's as if already done. Nothing on this earth will stop him in achieving what he has said he will do.
There has to "give his word." It should not "promise." The simple fact of speaking has set in motion to act.
Talking and doing are the same action.

7. CHUG - Duty & Loyalty
For the samurai, having done or said something, it means that "something" belongs. It is responsible for it and all the consequences that follow.

A samurai is intensely loyal to those under their care. For those of who is responsible, remains fiercely faithful.
The words of a man are like their fingerprints, you can follow wherever he goes.
Watch the way you go on.
Some comments from Mirumoto Jinto, Rikugunshokan Dragon Clan, on the code of Bushido:

On the value:
The path of the brave does not follow the footsteps of stupidity.

On loyalty:
A stray dog roaming free. The hawk of a Daimyo (Feudal Lord) flies higher.
There is only one higher than the loyalty to their Daimyo Samurai: the Daimyo to his subjects.

On Respecting:
Respect is a soul without a home in ruins. Should be demolished to build a new one.

On Excellence:
Perfection is a mountain unclimbable to be climbing daily.

About Revenge:
The offense is like a good haiku (Japanese poem Brief of three lines) can be ignored, ignored, condoned or deleted, but can never be forgotten.

About the Sword:
My record is my soul. My soul belongs to my Daimyo. Insult insult my resume is my Daimyo.

About Honor
Death is not eternal dishonor, yes.

On Death:
The samurai is born to die. Death, then, is not a curse to be avoided, but the natural end of all life.

The Samurai Creed

I have no relatives, I make the Earth and Heaven are.
I have no home, I make the Tan T'ien is.
I have no divine power, I make the honesty my Divine Power.
I have no means, I make my means of docility.
I have no magical power, I make my personality my magic power.
I have no body, I make Stoicism my body.
I have no eyes, I make the lightning my eyes.
I have no ears, I make my sensibility my ears.
I have no limbs, how quickly I make my limbs.
I have no law, I make my self-defense of my laws.
I have no strategy, I do the right thing to kill and restore the right thing for my life strategy.
I have no ideas, I do take the opportunity to advance my ideas.
I have no miracles, I make the right laws of my miracles.
I have no principles, I make adaptability to all circumstances my principles.
I have no tactics, I make emptiness and fullness my tactics.
I have no talent, I make my cunning is my talent.
I have no friends, I make my mind my friend.
I have not enemies, I make carelessness my enemy.
I have no armor, I make my armor of benevolence.
I have not castle out of my mind I do Sway my castle.
I have no sword, I do not mind my my sword.

Origin and influences

The Bushido comes from Buddhism, Zen, Confucianism, and Shintoism. The combination of these three schools of thought and religions has formed the code of warriors known as Bushido.

Bushido Buddhism makes the connection with danger and death. The samurai do not fear death because they believe as Buddhism teaches that after death reincarnate and return to live another life on earth. The samurai are warriors from the moment they become samurai until their death, they have no fear of danger.

Through Zen, a school of Buddhism, one may attain the ultimate "all."
Zen meditation teaches how to focus and reach a level of thinking that can not be explained with words. The Zen teaches how to "know themselves" and not limit yourself. The samurai used it as a tool to get rid of fear, insecurity and finally errors. These things could kill him.

Shintoism, another Japanese doctrine, gives the Bushido its loyalty and patriotism. Shintoism includes the veneration of ancestors, making the imperial family the source of the nation. This gives the Emperor an almost divine reverence. The representation is Heaven on Earth. With such loyalty, samurai is committed to the emperor and their daimyo or feudal lord, the highest-ranking samurai.

Shintoism also provides the backbone of patriotism towards their country, Japan. They believe that the Earth is not to satisfy their needs, "is the sacred home of the gods, the spirits of their ancestors ..." (Nitobe 14)
The Earth is cared for, protected and nourished by an intense patriotism.

Confucianism provides its beliefs in relationships with the human world, their environment and their family. Confucianism places importance on the five moral relations between master and servant, Father and Son, Husband and Wife, older and younger brothers, and friend and friend. This is what follows the Samurai. However, the Samurai does not agree with many of the writings of Confucius. They believe the man should not sit back and spend all day reading books, nor should it be writing poems all day, an intellectual specialist was considered a machine. Instead, Bushido believes man and the universe were made to be similar both in spirit and ethics.

Along with these virtues, Bushido also following with great respect for Justice, Compassion, Love, Sincerity, Honesty, and self-control.

Justice is a major factor in the Samurai code. Crooked and unjust actions are considered degrading and inhumane.

Love and benevolence were supreme virtues and deeds worthy of a prince.
The Samurai followed a specific ritual every day of your life as well as in war.

Sincerity and Honesty were as valued as their lives. Bushi no ichi-gon, or "The word of a samurai," transcends a pact of complete trust and faith. With such pacts there was no need to put it in writing.

The Samurai also needed a complete self-control and stoicism to be fully honored. Showed no signs of pain or joy. Supports all inside, no moans and cries. Always showed a calmer behavior and mental composure that made any passion of any kind should be made. He was a true and complete fighter.

The factors that made the Bushido are few and simple. Simply put, the Bush created a way of life to keep a nation through its most troubled times, through civil wars, despair and uncertainty.

"All the unsophisticated natures of our warrior ancestors resulted in widespread food for their minds from a fragmented web of teachings and vulgar, like roads listed diverted from ancient knowledge, and, stimulated by the demands of an era that formed from all of those cuttings a unique new way of life "(Nitobe 20)

The Samurai and its use of Bushido
The warrior class in Japan was known as samurai, also called Bushi. They formed a class in the ninth and twelfth centuries. They emerged from the provinces of Japan to become the ruling class until their decline and total abolition in 1876 during the Meiji period.

The samurai were fighters, experts in martial arts. They had remarkable skill with the bow and sword. They were also great horsemen.

They were men who lived by the Bushido was her way of life. The samurai was total loyalty to their emperor and their daimyo. They were honest and totally reliable. Frugal living lives with no interest in wealth and material things, but with great interest the pride and honor. They were men of real value. The samurai did not fear death. Would enter into battle no matter what the difficulties were. Die in war would bring honor to his family and his master.

The samurai preferred to fight alone against each other. In a battle Samurai "invoke" the name of her family, rank and exploits. Then look for an opponent of similar rank, and would struggle. When the Samurai just decapitates him with his opponent, thus returning after the battle with the heads of vanquished opponents and credited his victory. The heads of the generals and those with high rank were transported back into the capital and displayed in the celebrations and the like.

The only way out for a defeated samurai was death or ritual suicide: seppuku.
Seppuku, also known as unraveling Hara-Kiri, is when a Samurai literally takes guts. After this event, another samurai, usually a friend or relative, cut off his head.

This form of suicide was carried out under different circumstances "to avoid capture in battle, captures the samurai did not consider it dishonorable and demeaning, but bad policy, to atone for a misdeed or unworthy act, and perhaps most interestingly, to warn your Lord ,

A samurai would rather kill himself rather than bring dishonor and disgrace to the name of his family and his Lord. This was considered an act of true honor.

The samurai were the ruling class for 1400 and 1500. In 1600 was the time of unification, the struggles in Japan had ceased. Then, late in the final of the Tokugawa era, in the last 1700 Japan started to move toward a life more streamlined, more "Western." The samurai and their way of life were officially abolished in the early years of 1870.No was no need for fighting men, for warriors, for the samurai.

But they were not entirely forgotten. It's something that makes one wonder.



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