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Hagakure

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Hagakure, The Book of the Samurai.

I re-read this book from time to time. Recently, I came across a quote which I had highlighted in the past.

Master Ittei said,"If one were to say what it is to do good, in a single word it would be to endure suffering. Not enduring is bad without exception."

Life certainly is beautiful, but the flip side of that beauty is suffering. Sometimes on an overwhelming scale, and we have no choice but to endure and survive for another day, hour or minute.

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