Zen Zone #20

Paraphrased from "Go Rin No Sho" (The Book of Five Rings), by Miyamato Musashi: "There is a time and place for use of weapons.  The best use of the companion sword is in a confined space, or when you are engaged closely with an opponent. The long sword can be used effectively in all situations.  But if you only learn these techniques, you will think narrowly and forget the true Way. You should not have a favorite tactic or weapon. To become over-familiar with one method is as much a fault as not knowing it sufficiently well. You should not copy others, but use weapons which you can handle properly. It is bad for commanders and troopers to have likes and dislikes. As a warrior, these are things you must learn thoroughly." 


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