Mushin and the way of the warrior

Mushin and the way of the warrior

“It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war.” If the Great Architect didn't approve fighting it will not be part of the creation. ,,The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it” Non- Fighting philosophy works when all have the same view. Some people are living in there rainbow world they are anti warrior spirit they try to destroy this archetype, not understanding that society is ill , people are ill and when violence will strike them , the only protection will be the good men skilled at violence that are able to sacrifice there life to protect. Humans are rarely adopting the same view You must learn that sometimes you have to fight to survive . Of course you only fight when you really have to , for protecting yourself , or others. Fight when all benevolence is useless and people will suffer if you dint take action. Tibetans that are practicing the Dharma non violence , suffered and were conquered mostly because they lacked ferocity and were beyond benevolent and goodness. What is the idea of a treasure nation with so much spiritual knowledge if they will be conquered and destroyed, if they cannot survive to pass their knowledge? Universe is a balance of forces and when the balance is going to one side is dangerous. The mentality of total goodness is very dangerous because creates less good warriors when once in a while someone wants to take Power for the sake of Power.

Warriors are feeling compassion for the people they protect. Tears are often behind their eyes, for it is love, not hate, which motivates. But they feel indifference for the enemy. The enemy chooses that someone will die. A warrior only chooses who. A warrior accepts that courage comes in the presence, not absence of fear. Afraid or not, a warrior control his emotions and uses the energy to complete the task. A warrior feels confident in his skills , he is a master of war.He is not arrogant in the ego, for this is an exploitable weakness. A warrior feels everything everyone else does, but chooses to respond differently. A warrior feels a deep love and commitment to peace. It is what they train, fight, live, and die for. A warrior to become a master in the art of war must first master himself.

Master your mind and you can then control your body . You must die inside and reborn. Forget what you know , everything is limiting you.

Now I will talk about,,Mushin,, Mushin is a Japanese concept that can be translated "no mind" is a mental state into which trained and experienced warriors enter during combat.In the past Mushin was the heart of samurai training. They also practice this mental state during everyday activities. The term is shortened from mushin no shin a Buddhism Zen expression meaning the mind without mind and is also referred to as the state of "no-mind". That is, a mind not fixed or occupied by thought or emotion and thus open to everything.

Mushin is achieved when a person's mind is free from thoughts of anger, fear, or ego during combat or everyday life. There is an absence of discursive thought and judgment, so the person is totally free to act and react towards an opponent without hesitation and without disturbance from such thoughts. At this point, a person relies not on what they think should be the next move, but what is their trained natural reaction (or instinct) or what is felt intuitively. It is not a state of relaxed, near-sleeplessness, however. The mind could be said to be working at a very high speed, but with no intention, plan or direction. Basically toughs are not disappearing but the practitioner learn non attachment and toughs will be like clouds in the sky they come and pass away.

Some great martial art masters from the past believed that mushin is the state where a person finally understands the uselessness of techniques and becomes truly free to move. In fact, those people will no longer even consider themselves as "fighters" but merely living beings moving through space.

The legendary Zen master Takuan Sōhō said:

The mind must always be in the state of 'flowing,' for when it stops anywhere that means the flow is interrupted and it is this interruption that is injurious to the well-being of the mind. In the case of the swordsman, it means death. When the swordsman stands against his opponent, he is not to think of the opponent, nor of himself, nor of his enemy's sword movements. He just stands there with his sword which, forgetful of all technique, is ready only to follow the dictates of the subconscious. The man has effaced himself as the wielder of the sword. When he strikes, it is not the man but the sword in the hand of the man's subconscious that strikes.

The Mushin state can be achieved by meditation and I refer here to moving meditation or meditation in action.


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