"If you continue this simple practice, everyday,you will obtain some wonderfull power,Before you obtain it it is indeed wonderfull, but after you obtain it,it is nothing special."
Samurai was a term for the military nobility of Japan. The word "samurai" is derived from the archaic Japanese verb "samorau," changed to "saburau," meaning "to serve"; thus, a "samurai" is a servant, i.e. the servant of a lord.
The philosophies of Buddhism and Zen, and to a lesser extent Confucianism and Shinto, influenced the samurai culture. Zen meditation was an important teaching due to it offering a process to calm one's mind. Bushido ("way of the warrior") was a term attached to a samurai "code of conduct" or way of life.
Bushido, meaning "Way of the Warrior", is a Japanese code of conduct and a way of life, It Formed the samurai moral code and stresses frugality, loyalty, martial arts mastery and honour unto death.
It is the code of moral principles which the samurai are required or instructed to observe... More frequently it is a code unuttered and unwritten... It is an organic growth of decades and centuries of military career."
Under the Tokugawa Shogunate, Bushido became formalized into Japanese Feudal Law.
Honor codes are still used and observed today.
Although we may not come across horse riding ,sword bearing,armour clad warriors today, there are still those who choose to walk on the ancient path and dedicate their lives towards searching, the truth that the code of Bushido and Koryu Bujutsu (Ancient Martial Arts ) have to offer.
These men and women are the samurai of today who live their lives,within the realm of Zen philosphy and Budo.
The practice of these ancient martial-arts and their philosophies, presents the practitioner with a treasure of knowledge beyond material and worldly descriptions
The transformation is best experienced then explained..