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kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:

Can I ask the warlord ANYTHING. even if it doesn't have to do with war. . . Like an advice thingie. I mean a warlord's knowledge and advice isn't limited only to things about war. He's filled with wisdom too right. you have to say "yes" :D


Hmm... Sure why not?



okay so I am in the AICE magnet program at my current school and because of my noise environment and troubled atmosphere, plus financial problems. I'm in a struggle. I have the option to move one time. If not now, I can't move till three more years when I get into college. In moving I have some positives and negatives.

The positives are that my mother could go back to school to get a better job, escape forclosure of not two of the houses but one only. I could get into the IB magnet program, which has more oppurtunities and is more challenging. My mother could support me more by picking me up after school and keeping me on track with my school work. We could afford all the expenses totally. Its a better area then where I live. It's cleaner, the people are friendlier and I don't have to deal with a certain demographic that negatively populates my area. I could be in a more diverse area. And the that I would go to is rated by the News Week as in the top schools in america as in the 160's. Its a good school. My mom could support my brother who goes to community college in that area. Its only 200 miles from where I live now.

The negatives are that I'm afraid that the school might be too hard for me because if I move I'd be going in late. I'd get 3 more classes in which I missed the first 2 months of school of them. I'm afraid that it might be too much for me and that I'm holding myself at higher standards then I am capable of or am willing to do. I have extremely bad habits of laziness and procrastination. Another problem is getting accepted for housing because most complexes don't allow german shepherd mixes, another problem. My mum is also afraid that change could be bad for me. My only problem I believe is catching up and staying on top of my studies. Its such a smart school. I'm in the top 10% of my current school, when I move. . . I won't be anymore, but thats just something small. ahh. I'm losing faith in myself and confidence, thats not like me, I know. Let's not talk about my self assurance...thats gone also, its been gone for years already.

I don't know what to do. move or don't move. I'm falling behind and I think that moving could enable me to get a new start. OR it could turn around and bite me and the butt! I'm just afraid. So much is at stake, its not only for my sake or new and a better beginning but a chance for my mom to start over. So much is on my back its a burden! ugh!! How can a 14 y/o girl make such big decisions? I don't even have any aspiration!! I'm stressed and my body isn't taking it too well either. Plus on top of all of this thinking, I have a paper to do and no sleep tonight. help...



Hmm... I see.
Well first I will ask a question.

If you do make the move, would it be livable if you find the potential issues not possible to overcome?
That would be the worst case scenario. Think of that as a situation and compare it's pros with the pros of staying. Tell me this and I will analyze further.


It doesn't depend one whether it is livable or not. there's no turning back once I make the move. If the issues appear then its a matter of what do I do to fix it. If I do bad I get the boot from the magnet program and lose the possible chances of being in a magnet program at all and that is a big demerit not only for my record, but for me personally.


Well I can provide no further advice if you cannot answer that question. You may not see it as relative, but then again you must take into consideration that you do not know the method in which I most effectively solve problems.


yes its livable. frustrating and embarrassing if it were to happen but livable, I could go to another school in that area. But I really don't want the potential issues to take effect. I answered. I thought the question through clearly.
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kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:

Can I ask the warlord ANYTHING. even if it doesn't have to do with war. . . Like an advice thingie. I mean a warlord's knowledge and advice isn't limited only to things about war. He's filled with wisdom too right. you have to say "yes" :D


Hmm... Sure why not?



okay so I am in the AICE magnet program at my current school and because of my noise environment and troubled atmosphere, plus financial problems. I'm in a struggle. I have the option to move one time. If not now, I can't move till three more years when I get into college. In moving I have some positives and negatives.

The positives are that my mother could go back to school to get a better job, escape forclosure of not two of the houses but one only. I could get into the IB magnet program, which has more oppurtunities and is more challenging. My mother could support me more by picking me up after school and keeping me on track with my school work. We could afford all the expenses totally. Its a better area then where I live. It's cleaner, the people are friendlier and I don't have to deal with a certain demographic that negatively populates my area. I could be in a more diverse area. And the that I would go to is rated by the News Week as in the top schools in america as in the 160's. Its a good school. My mom could support my brother who goes to community college in that area. Its only 200 miles from where I live now.

The negatives are that I'm afraid that the school might be too hard for me because if I move I'd be going in late. I'd get 3 more classes in which I missed the first 2 months of school of them. I'm afraid that it might be too much for me and that I'm holding myself at higher standards then I am capable of or am willing to do. I have extremely bad habits of laziness and procrastination. Another problem is getting accepted for housing because most complexes don't allow german shepherd mixes, another problem. My mum is also afraid that change could be bad for me. My only problem I believe is catching up and staying on top of my studies. Its such a smart school. I'm in the top 10% of my current school, when I move. . . I won't be anymore, but thats just something small. ahh. I'm losing faith in myself and confidence, thats not like me, I know. Let's not talk about my self assurance...thats gone also, its been gone for years already.

I don't know what to do. move or don't move. I'm falling behind and I think that moving could enable me to get a new start. OR it could turn around and bite me and the butt! I'm just afraid. So much is at stake, its not only for my sake or new and a better beginning but a chance for my mom to start over. So much is on my back its a burden! ugh!! How can a 14 y/o girl make such big decisions? I don't even have any aspiration!! I'm stressed and my body isn't taking it too well either. Plus on top of all of this thinking, I have a paper to do and no sleep tonight. help...



Hmm... I see.
Well first I will ask a question.

If you do make the move, would it be livable if you find the potential issues not possible to overcome?
That would be the worst case scenario. Think of that as a situation and compare it's pros with the pros of staying. Tell me this and I will analyze further.


It doesn't depend one whether it is livable or not. there's no turning back once I make the move. If the issues appear then its a matter of what do I do to fix it. If I do bad I get the boot from the magnet program and lose the possible chances of being in a magnet program at all and that is a big demerit not only for my record, but for me personally.


Well I can provide no further advice if you cannot answer that question. You may not see it as relative, but then again you must take into consideration that you do not know the method in which I most effectively solve problems.


yes its livable. frustrating and embarrassing if it were to happen but livable, I could go to another school in that area. But I really don't want the potential issues to take effect. I answered. I thought the question through clearly.


Very well.
This is my reasoning in conclusion;

A: Risk
1. If you doubt your abilities to accomplish something, you will find that to accomplish said object would warrant a greater risk by your part.

2. If in the worse case scenario, after those objectives are not accomplished, if the conditions are not liveable, it would be a tough gamble.

3. If, as the same condition above states, the worse case scenario was not atleast equal to the conditions of the previous option [in this case your current life] it would be a risk that a wise one would not take if, as stated above, the prerequisites or abilities to accomplish the objectives that would equal livability are lacking or are in reasonable doubt.

4. If the worse case scenario equaled livability with equal or greater positives than your present life, it would be a very safe risk that the wise would undoubtedly take as, pride and shame aside, the condition of life would undoubtedly improve [in the case that the objectives are accomplished] or nothing of future value would have been at risk in the first place [in the case that the objectives have been failed.]

Conclusion: The livability in the worst case scenario [in that you cannot complete your objectives or overcome your issues] is of prime concern as it determines the factor of what you risk. Frustration, Embarrassment, Shame, and the like are of no concern as those fade with time and do not directly effect the condition of your life in this circumstance.


B: Capabilities

1. As a negative you noted Procrastination and Laziness as habits. I would mention that if something is worth enough to you, that those habits would be easily repaired. To act or not to act is a decision. If you see the matter of being lazy or striving for your future as decisions, life will come far easier to you. However you must also find discipline and conviction. Without resolve you will not have the motivation to decide one way or another and by default you will choose the path of less resistance [in this case laziness] and fail at your objectives.

2. In the case of your dog, it will undoubtedly take some time to find a place that allows your pet. However if you can leave the pet at your mothers or a trusted friends, this will not be a problem.

3. The matter of catching up; The quantity[time] and quality[force] of effort can be regulated to catch up. You must have resolve and strive hard to overcome B1 first. You can catch up, you just need to spend more time and effort until you get caught up and then balance your rhythm and pace yourself steadily and you then should be completely emerged into your curriculum.

Conclusion: If you find conviction and the perception of decision-making, follow the advise I have given, and plan your studies wisely, I have no doubt you will succeed and therefore the risk will void itself.
It all starts with consideration. Think over what I have said with an open and receptive mind and I am sure you will do fine.
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Posted 9/8/08 , edited 9/8/08

Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:

Can I ask the warlord ANYTHING. even if it doesn't have to do with war. . . Like an advice thingie. I mean a warlord's knowledge and advice isn't limited only to things about war. He's filled with wisdom too right. you have to say "yes" :D


Hmm... Sure why not?



okay so I am in the AICE magnet program at my current school and because of my noise environment and troubled atmosphere, plus financial problems. I'm in a struggle. I have the option to move one time. If not now, I can't move till three more years when I get into college. In moving I have some positives and negatives.

The positives are that my mother could go back to school to get a better job, escape forclosure of not two of the houses but one only. I could get into the IB magnet program, which has more oppurtunities and is more challenging. My mother could support me more by picking me up after school and keeping me on track with my school work. We could afford all the expenses totally. Its a better area then where I live. It's cleaner, the people are friendlier and I don't have to deal with a certain demographic that negatively populates my area. I could be in a more diverse area. And the that I would go to is rated by the News Week as in the top schools in america as in the 160's. Its a good school. My mom could support my brother who goes to community college in that area. Its only 200 miles from where I live now.

The negatives are that I'm afraid that the school might be too hard for me because if I move I'd be going in late. I'd get 3 more classes in which I missed the first 2 months of school of them. I'm afraid that it might be too much for me and that I'm holding myself at higher standards then I am capable of or am willing to do. I have extremely bad habits of laziness and procrastination. Another problem is getting accepted for housing because most complexes don't allow german shepherd mixes, another problem. My mum is also afraid that change could be bad for me. My only problem I believe is catching up and staying on top of my studies. Its such a smart school. I'm in the top 10% of my current school, when I move. . . I won't be anymore, but thats just something small. ahh. I'm losing faith in myself and confidence, thats not like me, I know. Let's not talk about my self assurance...thats gone also, its been gone for years already.

I don't know what to do. move or don't move. I'm falling behind and I think that moving could enable me to get a new start. OR it could turn around and bite me and the butt! I'm just afraid. So much is at stake, its not only for my sake or new and a better beginning but a chance for my mom to start over. So much is on my back its a burden! ugh!! How can a 14 y/o girl make such big decisions? I don't even have any aspiration!! I'm stressed and my body isn't taking it too well either. Plus on top of all of this thinking, I have a paper to do and no sleep tonight. help...



Hmm... I see.
Well first I will ask a question.

If you do make the move, would it be livable if you find the potential issues not possible to overcome?
That would be the worst case scenario. Think of that as a situation and compare it's pros with the pros of staying. Tell me this and I will analyze further.


It doesn't depend one whether it is livable or not. there's no turning back once I make the move. If the issues appear then its a matter of what do I do to fix it. If I do bad I get the boot from the magnet program and lose the possible chances of being in a magnet program at all and that is a big demerit not only for my record, but for me personally.


Well I can provide no further advice if you cannot answer that question. You may not see it as relative, but then again you must take into consideration that you do not know the method in which I most effectively solve problems.


yes its livable. frustrating and embarrassing if it were to happen but livable, I could go to another school in that area. But I really don't want the potential issues to take effect. I answered. I thought the question through clearly.


Very well.
This is my reasoning in conclusion;

A: Risk
1. If you doubt your abilities to accomplish something, you will find that to accomplish said object would warrant a greater risk by your part.

2. If in the worse case scenario, after those objectives are not accomplished, if the conditions are not liveable, it would be a tough gamble.

3. If, as the same condition above states, the worse case scenario was not atleast equal to the conditions of the previous option [in this case your current life] it would be a risk that a wise one would not take if, as stated above, the prerequisites or abilities to accomplish the objectives that would equal livability are lacking or are in reasonable doubt.

4. If the worse case scenario equaled livability with equal or greater positives than your present life, it would be a very safe risk that the wise would undoubtedly take as, pride and shame aside, the condition of life would undoubtedly improve [in the case that the objectives are accomplished] or nothing of future value would have been at risk in the first place [in the case that the objectives have been failed.]

Conclusion: The livability in the worst case scenario [in that you cannot complete your objectives or overcome your issues] is of prime concern as it determines the factor of what you risk. Frustration, Embarrassment, Shame, and the like are of no concern as those fade with time and do not directly effect the condition of your life in this circumstance.


B: Capabilities

1. As a negative you noted Procrastination and Laziness as habits. I would mention that if something is worth enough to you, that those habits would be easily repaired. To act or not to act is a decision. If you see the matter of being lazy or striving for your future as decisions, life will come far easier to you. However you must also find discipline and conviction. Without resolve you will not have the motivation to decide one way or another and by default you will choose the path of less resistance [in this case laziness] and fail at your objectives.

2. In the case of your dog, it will undoubtedly take some time to find a place that allows your pet. However if you can leave the pet at your mothers or a trusted friends, this will not be a problem.

3. The matter of catching up; The quantity[time] and quality[force] of effort can be regulated to catch up. You must have resolve and strive hard to overcome B1 first. You can catch up, you just need to spend more time and effort until you get caught up and then balance your rhythm and pace yourself steadily and you then should be completely emerged into your curriculum.

Conclusion: If you find conviction and the perception of decision-making, follow the advise I have given, and plan your studies wisely, I have no doubt you will succeed and therefore the risk will void itself.
It all starts with consideration. Think over what I have said with an open and receptive mind and I am sure you will do fine.


your frikken awesome. I'm going to print this. Head to kinkos and laminate it and hang it on my wall. like that was awesome." legible now, understandable tomorrow and applicable in a week." I'm going to try moving. pretty much made up my mind. Your my rolemodel. lol. I totally understand. I believe I must keep things on my level. It may be hard at first but If I really want this and are willing to take a gamble on it then I should be able to survive and get through well. hmm now I have to do it with in october.
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Posted 9/8/08 , edited 9/8/08

kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


kiluanne93 wrote:

Can I ask the warlord ANYTHING. even if it doesn't have to do with war. . . Like an advice thingie. I mean a warlord's knowledge and advice isn't limited only to things about war. He's filled with wisdom too right. you have to say "yes" :D


Hmm... Sure why not?



okay so I am in the AICE magnet program at my current school and because of my noise environment and troubled atmosphere, plus financial problems. I'm in a struggle. I have the option to move one time. If not now, I can't move till three more years when I get into college. In moving I have some positives and negatives.

The positives are that my mother could go back to school to get a better job, escape forclosure of not two of the houses but one only. I could get into the IB magnet program, which has more oppurtunities and is more challenging. My mother could support me more by picking me up after school and keeping me on track with my school work. We could afford all the expenses totally. Its a better area then where I live. It's cleaner, the people are friendlier and I don't have to deal with a certain demographic that negatively populates my area. I could be in a more diverse area. And the that I would go to is rated by the News Week as in the top schools in america as in the 160's. Its a good school. My mom could support my brother who goes to community college in that area. Its only 200 miles from where I live now.

The negatives are that I'm afraid that the school might be too hard for me because if I move I'd be going in late. I'd get 3 more classes in which I missed the first 2 months of school of them. I'm afraid that it might be too much for me and that I'm holding myself at higher standards then I am capable of or am willing to do. I have extremely bad habits of laziness and procrastination. Another problem is getting accepted for housing because most complexes don't allow german shepherd mixes, another problem. My mum is also afraid that change could be bad for me. My only problem I believe is catching up and staying on top of my studies. Its such a smart school. I'm in the top 10% of my current school, when I move. . . I won't be anymore, but thats just something small. ahh. I'm losing faith in myself and confidence, thats not like me, I know. Let's not talk about my self assurance...thats gone also, its been gone for years already.

I don't know what to do. move or don't move. I'm falling behind and I think that moving could enable me to get a new start. OR it could turn around and bite me and the butt! I'm just afraid. So much is at stake, its not only for my sake or new and a better beginning but a chance for my mom to start over. So much is on my back its a burden! ugh!! How can a 14 y/o girl make such big decisions? I don't even have any aspiration!! I'm stressed and my body isn't taking it too well either. Plus on top of all of this thinking, I have a paper to do and no sleep tonight. help...



Hmm... I see.
Well first I will ask a question.

If you do make the move, would it be livable if you find the potential issues not possible to overcome?
That would be the worst case scenario. Think of that as a situation and compare it's pros with the pros of staying. Tell me this and I will analyze further.


It doesn't depend one whether it is livable or not. there's no turning back once I make the move. If the issues appear then its a matter of what do I do to fix it. If I do bad I get the boot from the magnet program and lose the possible chances of being in a magnet program at all and that is a big demerit not only for my record, but for me personally.


Well I can provide no further advice if you cannot answer that question. You may not see it as relative, but then again you must take into consideration that you do not know the method in which I most effectively solve problems.


yes its livable. frustrating and embarrassing if it were to happen but livable, I could go to another school in that area. But I really don't want the potential issues to take effect. I answered. I thought the question through clearly.


Very well.
This is my reasoning in conclusion;

A: Risk
1. If you doubt your abilities to accomplish something, you will find that to accomplish said object would warrant a greater risk by your part.

2. If in the worse case scenario, after those objectives are not accomplished, if the conditions are not liveable, it would be a tough gamble.

3. If, as the same condition above states, the worse case scenario was not atleast equal to the conditions of the previous option [in this case your current life] it would be a risk that a wise one would not take if, as stated above, the prerequisites or abilities to accomplish the objectives that would equal livability are lacking or are in reasonable doubt.

4. If the worse case scenario equaled livability with equal or greater positives than your present life, it would be a very safe risk that the wise would undoubtedly take as, pride and shame aside, the condition of life would undoubtedly improve [in the case that the objectives are accomplished] or nothing of future value would have been at risk in the first place [in the case that the objectives have been failed.]

Conclusion: The livability in the worst case scenario [in that you cannot complete your objectives or overcome your issues] is of prime concern as it determines the factor of what you risk. Frustration, Embarrassment, Shame, and the like are of no concern as those fade with time and do not directly effect the condition of your life in this circumstance.


B: Capabilities

1. As a negative you noted Procrastination and Laziness as habits. I would mention that if something is worth enough to you, that those habits would be easily repaired. To act or not to act is a decision. If you see the matter of being lazy or striving for your future as decisions, life will come far easier to you. However you must also find discipline and conviction. Without resolve you will not have the motivation to decide one way or another and by default you will choose the path of less resistance [in this case laziness] and fail at your objectives.

2. In the case of your dog, it will undoubtedly take some time to find a place that allows your pet. However if you can leave the pet at your mothers or a trusted friends, this will not be a problem.

3. The matter of catching up; The quantity[time] and quality[force] of effort can be regulated to catch up. You must have resolve and strive hard to overcome B1 first. You can catch up, you just need to spend more time and effort until you get caught up and then balance your rhythm and pace yourself steadily and you then should be completely emerged into your curriculum.

Conclusion: If you find conviction and the perception of decision-making, follow the advise I have given, and plan your studies wisely, I have no doubt you will succeed and therefore the risk will void itself.
It all starts with consideration. Think over what I have said with an open and receptive mind and I am sure you will do fine.


your frikken awesome. I'm going to print this. Head to kinkos and laminate it and hang it on my wall. like that was awesome." legible now, understandable tomorrow and applicable in a week." I'm going to try moving. pretty much made up my mind. Your my rolemodel. lol. I totally understand. I believe I must keep things on my level. It may be hard at first but If I really want this and are willing to take a gamble on it then I should be able to survive and get through well. hmm now I have to do it with in october. :D


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"Reasoning, Problem Solving, and Coming up with ideas are my only three talents. haha"

haha!! yeah right! you've got like a gazilian of them. I don't have any talents.lol. I have demerits as a counter for talents. hmm I've lost most my life already because I have no extracurricular activities nor do I have said skills. hmm. I want a talent. but I don't know what I like. hmm which explains no aspiration and no aspiration means no desired career... WOW!! its like a domino effect.
Posted 9/25/08

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This is a page you can ask me, The Warlord, or potentially any others who wish to answer any questions or advice you would wish pertaining to anything on the subject of this group.


In your personal opinion, what which book do you prefer? Book of Five Rings or the Art of War?
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Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

This is a page you can ask me, The Warlord, or potentially any others who wish to answer any questions or advice you would wish pertaining to anything on the subject of this group.


In your personal opinion, what which book do you prefer? Book of Five Rings or the Art of War?


Neither. I prefer Fudochi Shinmyoroku.

Posted 9/25/08

Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


Kaminari12 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

This is a page you can ask me, The Warlord, or potentially any others who wish to answer any questions or advice you would wish pertaining to anything on the subject of this group.


In your personal opinion, what which book do you prefer? Book of Five Rings or the Art of War?


Neither. I prefer Fudochi Shinmyoroku.



Fudochi Shinmyoroku? You've sparked my interest.
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Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


Kaminari12 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

This is a page you can ask me, The Warlord, or potentially any others who wish to answer any questions or advice you would wish pertaining to anything on the subject of this group.


In your personal opinion, what which book do you prefer? Book of Five Rings or the Art of War?


Neither. I prefer Fudochi Shinmyoroku.



Fudochi Shinmyoroku? You've sparked my interest.


Fudochi Shinmyoroku(The Mysterious Record of Immovable Wisdom) is a letter written by Takuan Soho who was a priest of the Rinzai Zen sect of Buddhism. He lived during the waring states period. The letter was written to Yagyū Munenori(Yagyū Shinkage-ryū school, a kenjutsu school). Bunnie would have to tell you more, been a long time since I have read it, like 15-16 years.
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Actually Ol' Takuan was an abbot, not a priest. He was known to be lighthearted, a prankster, and a fearless monk who would have been a perfect model for samurai anywhere should his birth have fated him for such a life. His understanding of martial arts was deep though he was not known to practice though that information is questionable. He had a reputation of making the most pompous samurai humble reverently [or, likely more often; in bafflement] in front of him.

He also played some role in the tutoring of Shinen Takezo, better known as Miyamoto Musashi. He was the zen tutor to Iemitsu and I believe Hidetada before him as well yet I am not sure about that.

As fizzy mentions, he had much influence in the evolution of Yagyu Shinkage ryu. His concept of the Taiaken is most intriguing to me.

For some reason I always heard "The Unfettered Mind" yet I always came up with the translation of "The Miracle of Immovable Enlightenment" rather than the mysterious record of immovable wisdom. I have also heard "Fudo Satoru Shinmyoroku" somewhere my mouth. Though I guess that's just semantics.
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Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


silverfizz wrote:


Kaminari12 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


Kaminari12 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

This is a page you can ask me, The Warlord, or potentially any others who wish to answer any questions or advice you would wish pertaining to anything on the subject of this group.


In your personal opinion, what which book do you prefer? Book of Five Rings or the Art of War?


Neither. I prefer Fudochi Shinmyoroku.



Fudochi Shinmyoroku? You've sparked my interest.


Fudochi Shinmyoroku(The Mysterious Record of Immovable Wisdom) is a letter written by Takuan Soho who was a priest of the Rinzai Zen sect of Buddhism. He lived during the waring states period. The letter was written to Yagyū Munenori(Yagyū Shinkage-ryū school, a kenjutsu school). Bunnie would have to tell you more, been a long time since I have read it, like 15-16 years.


Actually Ol' Takuan was an abbot, not a priest. He was known to be lighthearted, a prankster, and a fearless monk who would have been a perfect model for samurai anywhere should his birth have fated him for such a life. His understanding of martial arts was deep though he was not known to practice though that information is questionable. He had a reputation of making the most pompous samurai humble reverently [or, likely more often; in bafflement] in front of him.

He also played some role in the tutoring of Shinen Takezo, better known as Miyamoto Musashi. He was the zen tutor to Iemitsu and I believe Hidetada before him as well yet I am not sure about that.

As fizzy mentions, he had much influence in the evolution of Yagyu Shinkage ryu. His concept of the Taiaken is most intriguing to me.

For some reason I always heard "The Unfettered Mind" yet I always came up with the translation of "The Miracle of Immovable Enlightenment" rather than the mysterious record of immovable wisdom. I have also heard "Fudo Satoru Shinmyoroku" somewhere my mouth. Though I guess that's just semantics.


The "Unfettered Mind" usually refers to a compilation of his works the Fudochi Shinmyoroku, Reiroshu, and the Taiaki. It's a book..that's why you hear "The Unfettered Mind", A very good read, alas I haven't touched that book in about 15 years though.
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silverfizz wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


silverfizz wrote:


Kaminari12 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


Kaminari12 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

This is a page you can ask me, The Warlord, or potentially any others who wish to answer any questions or advice you would wish pertaining to anything on the subject of this group.


In your personal opinion, what which book do you prefer? Book of Five Rings or the Art of War?


Neither. I prefer Fudochi Shinmyoroku.



Fudochi Shinmyoroku? You've sparked my interest.


Fudochi Shinmyoroku(The Mysterious Record of Immovable Wisdom) is a letter written by Takuan Soho who was a priest of the Rinzai Zen sect of Buddhism. He lived during the waring states period. The letter was written to Yagyū Munenori(Yagyū Shinkage-ryū school, a kenjutsu school). Bunnie would have to tell you more, been a long time since I have read it, like 15-16 years.


Actually Ol' Takuan was an abbot, not a priest. He was known to be lighthearted, a prankster, and a fearless monk who would have been a perfect model for samurai anywhere should his birth have fated him for such a life. His understanding of martial arts was deep though he was not known to practice though that information is questionable. He had a reputation of making the most pompous samurai humble reverently [or, likely more often; in bafflement] in front of him.

He also played some role in the tutoring of Shinen Takezo, better known as Miyamoto Musashi. He was the zen tutor to Iemitsu and I believe Hidetada before him as well yet I am not sure about that.

As fizzy mentions, he had much influence in the evolution of Yagyu Shinkage ryu. His concept of the Taiaken is most intriguing to me.

For some reason I always heard "The Unfettered Mind" yet I always came up with the translation of "The Miracle of Immovable Enlightenment" rather than the mysterious record of immovable wisdom. I have also heard "Fudo Satoru Shinmyoroku" somewhere my mouth. Though I guess that's just semantics.


The "Unfettered Mind" usually refers to a compilation of his works the Fudochi Shinmyoroku, Reiroshu, and the Taiaki. It's a book..that's why you hear "The Unfettered Mind", A very good read, alas I haven't touched that book in about 15 years though.


Really! I did not know that. I have not read it in that format, but I assumed it was just a popular treatment of Fudochi Shinmyoroku.

I have not yet read Reiroshu. I have just read the Fudochi Shinmyoroku and included was Taiaki. I need to find a copy of Unfettered Mind.

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Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


silverfizz wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


silverfizz wrote:


Kaminari12 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


Kaminari12 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

This is a page you can ask me, The Warlord, or potentially any others who wish to answer any questions or advice you would wish pertaining to anything on the subject of this group.


In your personal opinion, what which book do you prefer? Book of Five Rings or the Art of War?


Neither. I prefer Fudochi Shinmyoroku.



Fudochi Shinmyoroku? You've sparked my interest.


Fudochi Shinmyoroku(The Mysterious Record of Immovable Wisdom) is a letter written by Takuan Soho who was a priest of the Rinzai Zen sect of Buddhism. He lived during the waring states period. The letter was written to Yagyū Munenori(Yagyū Shinkage-ryū school, a kenjutsu school). Bunnie would have to tell you more, been a long time since I have read it, like 15-16 years.


Actually Ol' Takuan was an abbot, not a priest. He was known to be lighthearted, a prankster, and a fearless monk who would have been a perfect model for samurai anywhere should his birth have fated him for such a life. His understanding of martial arts was deep though he was not known to practice though that information is questionable. He had a reputation of making the most pompous samurai humble reverently [or, likely more often; in bafflement] in front of him.

He also played some role in the tutoring of Shinen Takezo, better known as Miyamoto Musashi. He was the zen tutor to Iemitsu and I believe Hidetada before him as well yet I am not sure about that.

As fizzy mentions, he had much influence in the evolution of Yagyu Shinkage ryu. His concept of the Taiaken is most intriguing to me.

For some reason I always heard "The Unfettered Mind" yet I always came up with the translation of "The Miracle of Immovable Enlightenment" rather than the mysterious record of immovable wisdom. I have also heard "Fudo Satoru Shinmyoroku" somewhere my mouth. Though I guess that's just semantics.


The "Unfettered Mind" usually refers to a compilation of his works the Fudochi Shinmyoroku, Reiroshu, and the Taiaki. It's a book..that's why you hear "The Unfettered Mind", A very good read, alas I haven't touched that book in about 15 years though.


Really! I did not know that. I have not read it in that format, but I assumed it was just a popular treatment of Fudochi Shinmyoroku.

I have not yet read Reiroshu. I have just read the Fudochi Shinmyoroku and included was Taiaki. I need to find a copy of Unfettered Mind.



http://www.amazon.com/Unfettered-Mind-Writings-Master-Sword/dp/087011851X

It's nine dollars right now plus shipping.
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Posted 9/29/08

silverfizz wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


silverfizz wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


silverfizz wrote:


Kaminari12 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:


Kaminari12 wrote:


Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

This is a page you can ask me, The Warlord, or potentially any others who wish to answer any questions or advice you would wish pertaining to anything on the subject of this group.


In your personal opinion, what which book do you prefer? Book of Five Rings or the Art of War?


Neither. I prefer Fudochi Shinmyoroku.



Fudochi Shinmyoroku? You've sparked my interest.


Fudochi Shinmyoroku(The Mysterious Record of Immovable Wisdom) is a letter written by Takuan Soho who was a priest of the Rinzai Zen sect of Buddhism. He lived during the waring states period. The letter was written to Yagyū Munenori(Yagyū Shinkage-ryū school, a kenjutsu school). Bunnie would have to tell you more, been a long time since I have read it, like 15-16 years.


Actually Ol' Takuan was an abbot, not a priest. He was known to be lighthearted, a prankster, and a fearless monk who would have been a perfect model for samurai anywhere should his birth have fated him for such a life. His understanding of martial arts was deep though he was not known to practice though that information is questionable. He had a reputation of making the most pompous samurai humble reverently [or, likely more often; in bafflement] in front of him.

He also played some role in the tutoring of Shinen Takezo, better known as Miyamoto Musashi. He was the zen tutor to Iemitsu and I believe Hidetada before him as well yet I am not sure about that.

As fizzy mentions, he had much influence in the evolution of Yagyu Shinkage ryu. His concept of the Taiaken is most intriguing to me.

For some reason I always heard "The Unfettered Mind" yet I always came up with the translation of "The Miracle of Immovable Enlightenment" rather than the mysterious record of immovable wisdom. I have also heard "Fudo Satoru Shinmyoroku" somewhere my mouth. Though I guess that's just semantics.


The "Unfettered Mind" usually refers to a compilation of his works the Fudochi Shinmyoroku, Reiroshu, and the Taiaki. It's a book..that's why you hear "The Unfettered Mind", A very good read, alas I haven't touched that book in about 15 years though.


Really! I did not know that. I have not read it in that format, but I assumed it was just a popular treatment of Fudochi Shinmyoroku.

I have not yet read Reiroshu. I have just read the Fudochi Shinmyoroku and included was Taiaki. I need to find a copy of Unfettered Mind.



http://www.amazon.com/Unfettered-Mind-Writings-Master-Sword/dp/087011851X

It's nine dollars right now plus shipping.


Thanks. :D

Oh, an off-topic note; check your group; I made a new topic to hopefully bring the group back to life. If I can think of more, I will post more later.
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uumm....could i ask..wat exactly is a Kunai? You know how in anime they always depict Ninjas carrying them and throwing it everywhere. I think Shurikens are for throwing...but are Kunai like small daggers? i think somewhere in this group it's been touched on before...but being me... don't want to go through each page to find the answer
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