Hatsumi Soke’s Path of Righteousness

Contemplate the words of Bujinkan Grandmaster Hatsumi Soke for staying on the path of righteousness and handling your enemies. Narration and research courtesy of Daniel T. Find Hatsumi’s books to read more about ninja and samurai training, weapons and history: https://hatsumi.org/books/

Quotes from Hatsumi Soke’s Books on the Path of Righteousness

“You should not deviate from the path of righteousness. You should lead a life worthy of man.”

          –Essence of Ninjutsu, page 123

“I don’t want to see my disciples deviate unconsciously from the way of ninpo and be caught in a trap of desire. I hope that after the ninja boom is gone with the wind, only the humane people who seek the truth of ninjutsu will remain. I also hope that from these truth seekers one truly skillful ninja or martial artist after another will emerge and do good for the whole community. I appeal to those schemers who exploit the ninja boom for their own game that they do not risk the balance of living creatures.”

          –Essence of Ninjutsu, page 68

“There is a saying that those who have a just heart have no enemies. However, enemies do exist, and when faced by an approaching enemy one should avoid them in order not to injure them. If the situation is unavoidable, however, the true form is attained by raising one’s courage to a level whereby one is prepared for death.”

          –The Essence of Budo, page 28