Thread: Budo Values
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Old 02-03-2015, 09:10 AM   #8
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Re: Budo Values

Peter Boylan wrote: View Post
The specific values were and are 仁  信 義  礼 智. Benevolence/humanity, Truth/trust, Righteousness, Etiquette/right action, Wisdom. Classic values with nothing militaristic about them. Not that the militarists didn't try to twist them, but they predate 20th century militarism by 2500 years.
Totally - and they predate the bushi by 1800 years and the rice-growing, steel-forging Yamato culture of Japan by 1000 years too.

And furthermore, my understanding of Confucianism is that it is a philosophy of acommodation and that war is pretty much out of the question.
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