The unwritten SAMURAI code of conduct, known as BUSHIDO, held that the true warrior must hold that loyalty, courage, veracity, compassion, and honor.
An appreciation and respect of life was also imperative, as it added BALANCE to the warrior character of the Samurai.
Righteousness is about striving to do the right thing.
You can’t control the rest of the world, but you can seek to follow the way of righteousness in your own life.
To be truly courageous means to face your life as a whole with the confidence necessary to overcome your challenges and realize happiness.
True compassion is understanding, so we must not only understand our own place, but also the desires and wishes of others and how our actions affect those people.
When one has power, they must also know when and how to use that power wisely.
The word of a person has great value, but the value of those words lessens over time as each lie or failed promise builds.
Honor is a representation of who you are as a person.
It is your word, your actions, and your very worth as a person all-encompassing reflected in others.
Closely aligned with truthfulness, those you care about and work with should know that they can count on you no matter what.
The final principle of the Bushido is about having the self-control to pursue and exemplify the entire code.
The first seven principles encompass all the things that are important for the samurai to follow.