Why we want to change the world, but not ourselves
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Why we want to change the world, but not ourselves

Most great ambitions are those through which our environment is to be influenced. A coincidence? Not at all. There are various reasons why we are so averse to changing ourselves, but we work with a naturalness to change our environment. History has produced several great thinkers. A special spirit of modernity was Leo Tolstoy,...

Miyamoto Musashi and life without preferences
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Miyamoto Musashi and life without preferences

Miyamoto Musashi, the sword master and founder of the school "of the two heavens" (jap. 二天一流, Niten Ichiryū), stated in his writings in various places that it is crucial not to have preferences. Only in this way, he said, could one succeed in battle. An example of this is the following quote from the Gorin-No-Sho (The Book of Five Rings):...

Miyamoto Musashi explains how to practise fighting
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Miyamoto Musashi explains how to practise fighting

The customs of the samurai are characterized by fighting and disciplined practice. It is therefore not surprising that there is a quote from the most famous samurai that addresses both issues: "You can only fight the way you practice." - Miyamoto Musashi In this article, we will take a closer look at why the teachings...