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The creed of a samurai, written around 1300 by an unnamed author: I have no parents; I make the heaven and earth my mother and father. I have no home; I make awareness my dwelling. I have no life and death; I make the tides of breathing my life and death. I have no divine power; I make honesty my divine power. I have no means; I make understanding my means. I have no magic secrets; I make character my magic secret. I have no body; I make endurance my body. I have no eyes; I make the flash of lightning my eyes. I have no ears; I make sensibility my ears. I have no limbs; I make promptness my limbs. I have no strategy; I make “unshadowed by thought” my strategy I have no designs; I make “seizing opportunity by the forelock” my design. I have no miracles; I make right action my miracle. I have no principles; I make adaptability to all circumstances my principles. I have no tactics; I make emptiness and fullness my tactics. I have no talents; I make ready wit my talent. I have no friends; I make my mind my friend. I have no enemy; I make carelessness my enemy. I have no armor; I make benevolence and righteousness my armor. I have no castle; I make immovable mind my castle. I have no sword; I make absence of self my sword.

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1 Sara Di Diego = "This is what a samurai would have looked like:Source:http://www.newciv.org/pic/nl/artpic/10/1914/samurai-009.jpg"
2 Sara Di Diego = "This can be interpreted in which you are the child of heaven and earth, so everything can be your parent.  Everything can teach you something and help you grow."
3 Sara Di Diego = ""The body is nothing, pain is nothing But a perception in the mind To the warrior to be stoic in the face of battle or pain Was the highest regardWhat it also means however, Is that we are not flesh We are attitude ... We are spiritHow we live is all that matters Not the body that houses it "Source:http://paganandproudofit.com/The-Creed-of-the-Samurai.html"