May
18

“Budo and Symbolism,” by Paolo Corallini

“In the Far East everything has a deep connection with symbolism. Ancient traditions and customs still co-exist with the most advanced technological progress and modernity. Even in these contemporary days, when man seems to be more and more projected towards esotericism, an unaffected world survives where the most noble and knightly virtues can still inspire us: it is Budo.

Budo means “the way of peace through the practice of Martial Arts.”This word comes from BUSHI (referring to the nobleman, the knight, protector and guardian of the established order, guarantor of justice, and the holder of the highest ethics and morals: he is the keeper of the Temple) and DO (which denotes the Way, the search for spirituality). Budo, then, is the way followed by the knight, as the man that embodies the noblest virtues and applies these virtues to the service of society.”

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Comments

  1. A must read for everyone….because most of us don’t know any of this.

    • I LOVE THIS ARTICLE. I REALLY DID NOT KNOW THE MEANING. IT BRINGS SOME THINGS IN MY LIFE INTO PROSPECTIVE.