Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Seven Virtues of Bushido: Rei

Rei: Respect and Courtesy

What's the use of being cruel and unkind?  Bringing suffering unto others only brings suffering to ourselves.
Treat others with dignity and they will respect you in return.  Likewise when you respect yourself, others will respect you.  It works full circle.

Bearing this in mind, why would one need to prove their strength and power to gain respect if they just respect others?


d'Artagnan said...

How do you respect someone who disrespects you? Someone who never gives you a chance?

tscrew said...

By being the stronger one. Their words are only ideas of their own which hold no substance, their actions only cause their own suffering in return.

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