Sense of the mind

“When people are awakened, everything they do, all their physical actions will be direct.
If they are not upright, they can hardly be called enlightened people.
The direct, upright mind is called the original mind, or the mind of the Way.
The warped, polluted mind is called the false or errant mind, or the human mentality.”

– Yagyu Munenori

Munenori was a famous swordsman and teacher during the Edo period of Japanese history. He founded the Yagyū Shinkage-ryū school, one of the three top schools of swordsmanship.


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