Bushido (chivalry) is a flower no less indigenous to the soil of Japan than its emblem, the cherry blossom. It is still a living object of power and beauty among us.
It is still the code of moral principles for us, and it should be.
The sword, the soul of samurai
The sword, the soul of samurai and made it the emblem of power and prowess. A self-possessed man knows the right time to use it, and such times come but rarely.
“The best-won victory is that obtained without shedding of blood,” and other similar import-will show that, after all, the ultimate ideal of knighthood was Peace.
(by Inazo Nitobe, Bushido, the soul of Japan)
We need samurai and swords to challenge complex problems and achieve sustainable development.