Mōanjō (A Safe Staff for the Blind)

Suzuki Shōsan

Suzuki Shōsan

[Topics discussed:]

  1. That joy lies in knowing birth and death.
  2. That one must know himself by reflecting upon himself.
  3. That one must in all things achieve sympathy with the mind of others.
  4. That one must practice, in good faith, loyalty and filial piety.
  5. That one must discern his own lot in life and know what is his natural endowment.
  6. That virtue lies in avoiding dwelling upon anything.
  7. That by forgetting himself one must guard himself.
  8. That one must be firmly resolved to take great care when alone.
  9. That by destroying the mind one must cultivate the mind.
  10. That one must give up petty gain and achieve the great gain.

This version of Moanjo is based on The Selected Writings of Suzuki Shōsan

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