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Old 10-02-2012, 06:46 AM   #15
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Re: What enlightened beings were known as GREAT martial artists

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Lee Price wrote: View Post
"Didn't there be many great masters that decide, "well now it is time for the mastering the Cha-do, Ikebana-do and Shodo?"

Miyamoto Musashi is probably a good example...after famously learning the way of the sword he became known for quality artwork, sculptures and calligraphy.
For me Musashi is the archetypal enlightened martial artist - undefeated, master swordsman who used his way of the sword(s) to find a spiritual path of enlightenment. His book of 5 Rings is evidence of the great spiritual insights he achieved and how his two sword art was more than just a killing art.
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