Code of Bushidō: Benevolence (Jin)

3 Nov

Code of Bushidō: Benevolence (Jin)

The third virtue of Bushidō
Is their benevolence
Although they possessed deadly skill
Their mercy was immense

They didn’t focus solely on
Themselves or their rich kings
They had acuity to notice
All the little things

The sick, the poor, the downtrodden
The broken ones in need
The samurai were never too
Busy for a good deed

Understanding, slow to anger
Full of patience, grace
Tolerance and charity
For those who could not face

Challenges and struggles that
Were too much to endure
Suffering for Bushidō
Acted much like a lure

A sense of duty to assist
To use their heightened state
For the benefit of others
To reduce their weight

Benevolence is a kind act
That needn’t be returned
It isn’t only saved for those
Who have paid or have earned

Benevolence is doing what
You know deep down is right
An integral part of the ancient
Code of Warrior-Knight

                       ~Miro

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2 Responses to “Code of Bushidō: Benevolence (Jin)”

  1. zendictive November 3, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    honored (~_~) bow humble

    Benevolence is doing what
    You know deep down is right
    An integral part of the ancient
    Code of Warrior-Knight

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