Take a minute to think how simple the truth is: do not do what you would not have done in the face of death; do only what you would do if you felt it drawing near. Anything beyond this simple and great truth is lie which bars us from reality. Those who follow this truth are samurai.
Become a samurai!
Following truth will turn people’s consciousness upside down and the world will be transformed into a clear, shining oasis. Since fear of death robs life of its purpose, accepting death and using it as the criteria for every thought and action fills life with a true, deep meaning.
Death gives additional meaning to life if you can manage to become aware of your spirit in the infinite ocean of existence and forward its growth and development. Inner truthfulness requires deep dedication and struggle, constant evolution. Such an intense way of living by spirit, such courage, are the treasure for the strong who possess impenetrable will– spiritual warriors.
An adamant will is like a sharp blade that smashes all obstacles. Since antiquity, the samurai were proud of being the strongest-willed people in the world. It instilled in them a completely different state of mind and heroic creed... read further in the book
This is part of a chapter from Samurai: Legend by A. R. Berg