Dokkōdō (獨行道)

Dokkōdō (獨行道is a short work written by Miyamoto Musashi (宮本武蔵) a week before he died in 1645. It consists of 21 precepts. [It] was largely composed on the occasion of Musashi giving away his possessions in preparation for death, and was dedicated to his favorite disciple, Terao Magonojō. “Dokkōdō” expresses a stringent, honest, and ascetic view of life. ~ From Wikipedia

Recently, I have been reading through Dokkōdō (獨行道) and thinking about how the various precepts apply to my own life. So, I thought I would share those thoughts here.

I realize that I am not approaching this from a scholarly perspective, nor from a religious perspective. This is just my own perspective.

It is not meant to be a treatise on the significance and deeper meaning of the text.

Instead, I am sharing my own ideas and thoughts that reading through these 21 statements has brought up. Some may apply to the statement at hand, and some might be more of a tangent. Some may completely ignore what the statement is saying all together.

That is fine. These are simply my musings. They have no real significance to anyone but myself.

If you find them interesting, that is wonderful.

If you find them distracting, then please ignore them.

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