The ancient times, the Japanese thought that there was a soul for a letter and words. Now, I would like to introduce the prose which I am impressed.
The Tale of the Heike (ƕ, Heike Monogatari) is an epic account of the struggle between the Taira and Minamoto clans for control of Japan at the end of the 12th century in the Genpei War (1180-1185). I think the introduction of this story is telling the spirit of Japan.
Tokugawa Ieyasu ( ƍN) (January 31,1543 - June 1,1616) was the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan which ruled from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. Ieyasu seized power in 1600, received appointment as shogun in 1603, abdicated from office in 1605, but remained in power until his death in 1616. (From WIKIPEDIA)
Date Masamune (ɒB @) (September 5,1567 - June 27,1636) was a Japanese samurai of the Azuchi-Momoyama period through early Edo period. Heir to a long line of powerful daimyo in the Tohoku region, he went on to found the modern-day city of Sendai. An outstanding tactician, he was made all the more iconic for his missing eye, for which he was often called dokuganry (Ɗᗳ), or the "one-eyed dragon." (From WIKIPEDIA)
After the Russo-Japanese War end, the combined fleet commander in chief , Togo Heihachiro described all navy officers this address . Then American President Roosevelt who knew it was moved and distributed the thing which I translated into English to all American officers in it afterwards.
Emperor Meiji, who fulfilled the Meiji Restoration in 1868, thus terminating a long period of military rule and replacing a feudal system that had lasted for more than 680 years, was deeply concerned about the establishment of a national education system and the promotion of morality in order to build modern Japan. Thus , the gImperial Rescript on Educationh was issued to illustrate the moral principles that each citizen to follow.
The song of Jidaigeki drama "Mito - Komon"
It was written by Bruce Lee. Unfortunately, I didn't have original. I translated from Japanese. That is very deep meaning for all of BUGEISHA.
Bible is world famous book. I read it many times. I selected 10 Biblical quotation which is my best.

 

y Heike Monogatari z
The sound of the Gion-Shoja bells echoes that the impermanence of all things.

The color of the Sarasoju flowers reveals the truth that the prosperous must decline.

The proud do not endure, they are like a dream on a spring night.

The mighty fall at last, they are as dust before the wind.

 

*Gion-Shoja:The temple which bult by Buddha located in the middle of India. *Sarasoju:Holly tree in Buddhism, Buddha passed away near this tree.

yThe instruction of TOKUGAWA, Ieyasuz

 

Life of the human is like the traveling of the long road as shouldering a heavy load. Do not hurry.
Recall the time when you were in destitution, if your desire is happening into your mind.
Patience is the source of eternal peace; think anger is the enemy.
A corrupt practice will amount to you unless you don't know only victory experience without defeat experience.
You must not blame the other even if you blame yourself.
Shortage is still better than too much.

(Phrase of the death poem)
"The human must know evanescence of oneself.
If the dew which collected to the leaf gets heavy, it will just fall down."

 

yThe instruction of DATE, Masamunez
Too much benevolence will become weakness.
Too much righteousness will become stubborn.
Too much politeness will become flattery.
Too much knowledge will become lie.
Too much faith will be defeat.

Take it easy and calm, and economize every thing for saving money.
The method of save is to endure inconvenience, and there is no hardship if you think you are visiting this world as a short-stay visitor.
Even if the meal of morning and evening is not delicious, you should praise and eat it. You cannot say likes and dislikes because you are a temporary visitor of this world from the beginning.
Then, with your present behavior as greetings to a descendant and the brothers, you had better leave this world.

 

yThe address of The dissolution of the combined fleet z

"The war of twenty months' duration is now a thing of the past, and our United Squadron, having completed its function, is to be herewith dispersed. But our duties as naval men are not at all lightened for that reason.

To preserve in perpetuity the fruits of this war; to promote to an ever greater height of prosperity the fortunes of the country, the navy, which, irrespective of peace or war, has to stand between the Empire and shock from abroad, must always maintain its strength at sea and must be prepared to meet emergency.

This strength does not consist solely in ships and armament; it consist also in immaterial ability to utilize such agents. When we understand that one gun which scores a hundred per cent. of hits is a match for a hundred of the enemy's guns each of which scores only one per cent. it becomes evident that we sailors must have recourse before everything to the strength which is over and above externals.

The triumphs recently won by our Navy are largely to be attributed to the habitual training which enable us to garner the fruits of the fighting.
If then we infer the future from the past, we recognize that though war may ceases we can not abandon ourselves to ease and rest.

A soldier's whole life is one continuous and unseasing battle, and there is no reason why his responsibilities should vary with the state of the times. In days of crisis he has to display his strength; in days of peace to accumulate it, thus perpetually and uniquely discharging his duties to the full. It was no light task that during the past year and a half we fought with wind and waves, encountered heat and cold, and kept the sea while frequently engaging a stubborn enemy in a death or life struggle; yet, when we reflect, this is seen to have been only one in a long series of general maneuvers, wherein we had the happiness to make some discoveries; happiness which throws into comparative insignificance the hardships of war.

If men calling themselves sailors grasp at the pleasure of peace, they will learn the lesson that however fine in appearance their engines of war, these, like a house built on the sand, will fall at the first approach of the storm.

From the day when in ancient times we conquered Korea, that country remained for over 400 years under our control, to be lost immediately as soon as our navy declined. Again when under the sway of the Tokugawa in modern days our armaments were neglected, the coming of a few American ships threw us into distress, and we were unable to offer any resistance to attempts against the Kuriles and Saghalien.
On the other hand, if we turn to the annals of the Occident, we see that at the beginning of the 19th century the British Navy which won the battles of the Nile and of Trafalgar, not only made England as secure as a great mountain but also by thenceforth carefully maintaining its strength and keeping it on a level with the world's progress, has throughout the long interval between that era and the present day safe-guarded the country's interests and promoted its fortunes.
For such lessons, whether ancient or modern, Occidental or Oriental, though to some extent they are the outcome of political happenings, must be regarded as in the main the natural result of whether the soldier remembers war in the day of peace.

We naval men who have survived the war must take these examples deeply to heart, and adding to the training which we have already received our actual experiences in the war, must plan future developments and seek not to fall behind the progress of the time.

If, keeping the instructions of our Sovereign ever graven on our hearts, we serve earnestly and diligently, and putting forth our full strength, await what the hour may bring forth, we shall then have discharged our great duty of perpetually guarding our country. Heaven gives the crown of victory to those only who by habitual preparation win without fighting, and at the same time forthwith deprives of that crown those who, content with one success, give themselves up to the ease of peace. The ancients well said:

"Tighten your helmet strings in the hour of victory."
(Dated) 21st December, 1905.
TOGO HEIHACHIRO.


I commend the above address to every man who is or may be a part of the fighting force of the United States, and to every man who believes that, if ever, unhappily war should come, it should be so conducted as to reflect credit upon the American nation.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT.
CHARIES J. BONAPARTE,
Secretary.

http://www.z-flag.jp/index.html

Admiral TOGO, Heihachiro @Flag Battleship Mikasa

 

y The Imperial Rescript on Education z

 

Know ye, Our subjects:
Our Imperial Ancestors have founded Our Empire on a basis broad and everlasting and have deeply and firmly implanted virtue; Our subjects ever united in loyalty and filial piety have from generation to generation illustrated the beauty thereof. This is the glory of the fundamental character of Our Empire, and herein also lies the source of Our education. Ye, Our subjects, be filial to your parents, affectionate to your brothers and sisters; as husbands and wives be harmonious, as friends true; bear yourselves in modesty and moderation; extend your benevolence to all; pursue learning and cultivate arts, and thereby develop intellectual faculties and perfect moral powers; furthermore advance public good and promote common interests; always respect the Constitution and observe the laws; should emergency arise, offer yourselves courageously to the State; and thus guard and maintain the prosperity of Our Imperial Throne coeval with heaven and earth. So shall ye not only be Our good and faithful subjects, but render illustrious the best traditions of your forefathers. The Way here set forth is indeed the teaching bequeathed by Our Imperial Ancestors, to be observed alike by Their Descendants and the subjects, infallible for all ages and true in all places.It is Our wish to lay it to heart in all reverence, in common with you, Our subjects, that we may thus attain to the same virtue.

The 30th day of the 10th month of the 23rd year of Meiji. (1980)
(Imperial Sign Manual. Imperial Seal)

http://www.meijijingu.or.jp/english/


Meiji Emperor

 y Tears in the life z
We have joy and agony in the life.
The rainbow comes out after the tears.
Let's walk well.
while stepping cautiously on our way.

Courage is necessary for the life.
If you sprain it, somebody goes ahead.
Though he came later, you are overtaken.
You have to walk if you hate crying for vexation.

There are tears and a smile in the life.
The life is not a so bad thing.
Living in search of something is better than living of doing nothing.

 

y SIX bad habitz

1.Desire in pursuit of victory.
2.Desire to depend on technical mastery of skills for.
3.Desire to show off everything which you learned.
4.Desire to coerce an enemy.
5.Desire that becomes to be negative.
6.Desire that is going to remove any kind of bad habit that a person was attacked.

 

 yThe Biblez
From Old Testament

One who puts his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
1 King 20-11

A fool shows his annoyance at once, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverb 12-16

Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.
Proverb 12-18

A quick-tempered man does foolish things, and crafty man is hated.
Proverb 14-17

I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.
Jeremiah 31-3


From New Testament

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners' love those who love@them.
LUKE 6-32 33

You are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed.
LUKE 10-41 42

The window blows wherever it please.
You hear its sound, but you can not tell where it comes from or where it is going.
JOHN 3-8

For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
TIMOTHY 6-7

Let us not love with word or tongue but with actions and in truth.
1 JOHN 3-18