Miyamoto Musashi

The Book of Five Rings was compiled by the swordsman Miyamoto Musashi around 1645. When we view it in the current terms, it’s basically a handbook of technique and philosophy. Musashi establishes a “no-nonsense” theme through the text and that’s what everybody who wish to SuperChange their lives should do.

Don’t Even Think Dishonestly

(Miyamoto Musashi)

Don’t – Not to perform. Not to execute. Not to accomplish, finish or complete.

Think – To possess a conscious mind. To use a person’s mind rationally and fairly in evaluating or handling a given situation. To something to a person’s conscious mind.

Dishonestly – Not worth of trust or belief. Proceeding from or exhibiting a recognition in a person’s concepts, intentions and actions.

An Intro

Today’s meditation may be the latest meditation from the concept discussed inside a book referred to as a Book Of Five Rings, through the Japanese samurai bushido master, Miyamoto Musashi.

Exactly What Is A Book Of Five Rings?

A Book Of Five Rings, is recognized as a vintage on military strategy, inside a manner much like that of Sun Tzu’s Art Of War. Getting formerly discussed Sun Tzu’s Art Of War more often than not, I believed the time had come to understand more about many of exactly the same concepts in the perspective of a Japanese samurai master.

While A Book Of Five Rings is really a military text, it’s training does apply as fast to non-military contexts. This is exactly why this book continues to be helpful today, greater than 350 years after it had been written.

Today’s Meditation

Today’s principle discusses honesty. The term honest shares exactly the same Latin roots because the word recognition.

Essentially, being honest way to act with recognition.

Recognition – Honesty, fairness, or integrity in a person’s beliefs and actions.

Being honorable is about acting with integrity.

Integrity – Adherence to moral and ethical concepts. Soundness of moral character.

It Is All About Character

Character – The aggregate of features and traits that make up the individual nature of someone or factor.

Either you’re a person of fine character or you aren’t.

If a person follows the key about not thinking dishonestly, the other won’t have an opportunity to formulate ideas that will lead them to possess a negative character.

By not getting an opportunity to formulate individuals ideas, one would not be unable to act upon them.

A Fascinating Point Of View

I have been of the opinion it’s okay to possess dishonest ideas as lengthy as you does not act upon them.

Miyamoto Musashi clearly thought differently. He was suggesting that people go even more. Not just should one not act dishonestly, you ought to also not think dishonestly.

Previously I might possibly not have agreed together with his philosophy, however i believe I begin to see the knowledge in the way of thinking.

Making Room

By not allowing dishonest ideas to go in the brain, we’re departing room for honest ideas to go in.

We’re what we should consider and to be truthful, we ought to consider being honest.


While you meditate this thought, think about the next questions:

Would you believe you act honestly and honorably (a minimum of most of time)?

Do you end up thinking dishonest or dishonorable ideas?

What else could you do in order to lessen the chances of even thinking dishonestly or dishonorably?