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Lessons from The Musician’s Book of Five Rings

The Musician’s Book of Five Rings

Samurai Strategies of Miyamoto Musashi for Excellence and Ascension of Performance

Nine Fundamental Strategic Precepts to Enhance Performance

There are nine fundamental precepts essential for the evolution and perfection of anyone wanting to accomplish anything of merit and long lasting worth. Know that practice and study are never completed. It is foolhardy to think in terms of having fulfilled all the requirements of study and no longer take into consideration the need for additional work and devotion. The “spirit of the thing itself” will do the same, and the artist will suffer. When warriors think they have learned all there is to learn about their particular weaponry, they, too, will find that the spirit of the tools they use has also departed. If you will to devote yourself to a specific discipline, then that discipline must be the totality of your life. If it is not, then you are merely a pretender, and although you may retain proficiency on certain levels, you cannot consider yourself to be worthy of attention to be derived from a muse.

1 – Always be sincere in your dealings with everyone and be aware of the need for the same with devotion to your art.

2 – The only way to ascend to greatness and to maintain it is with constant devotion and practice.

3 – Become familiar with every art you encounter. You will learn more about music when you examine the reality of other arts.

4 – Understand the “way” of other forms of expression to see more fully into your own, without prejudice.

5 – Know the difference between right and wrong, with all people. Do not succumb to seemingly false advantage by lack of discipline.

6 – Strive for inner judgment and understanding of all things.

7 – See what cannot be seen; hear what cannot be heard.

8 – Overlook nothing, regardless of seeming meaninglessness.

9 – Do not waste time idling with inconsequential trivialities, other than for relaxation

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About Stephen F. Kaufman

Author of the best-selling interpretations of Musashi's "Book of Five Rings," Sun Tzu's "Art of War," along with Lao Tzu's "Living Tao," "The Shogun's Scroll," "The Way of the Modern Warrior," and "The Sword in the Boardroom," which focuses on business management based on honesty, integrity, and morality for contemporary negotiations. Rev. Stephen F. Kaufman is the founder of Self-Revealization Acceptance™, the first, foremost, and original reality facilitation concept ever presented to the modern world in 1993, guaranteed to bring immediate and permanent results. Acknowledged as a founding father of American Karate, he was elected to the title and rank of Hanshi, 10 Dan, the most prestigious accomplishment in the martial arts world in 1991 by international peer associations. His karate martial arts system is recognized by leading world martial arts master to be one of the most realistic warrior methods in the world. He has received countless awards and honors for his work. He has been awarded the Platinum Lifetime Achievement and Platinum Martial Arts Pioneer award denoting 50 years of service to the art.

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