Dear followers, fellow journeyers, beloved critters: Please study carefully this post on benevolence from a good blogging friend,Miro over at
His poetic ode to thisspiritual warrior characteristic is very much what I seek for all of us to exhibit more and more on this journey! Bless you, brothers and sisters.

Warrior Poet Wisdom

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…

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cocomino
    May 11, 2012 @ 06:53:04

    Oh, Bushido is our heart.(thought?) It’s very interesting and familiar to us. 🙂

    • granbee
      May 11, 2012 @ 23:25:09

      I had a feeling you would really enjoy this reblogged post,Coco! Of COURSE you are very familiar with this Bushido principle of honor!

  2. Sue Dreamwalker
    May 13, 2012 @ 00:24:13

    Miro’s poems are just the best .. Love his take on life and the way he puts them into his poems.. I have alot of catching up to do on many Posts, xx

  3. bardessdmdenton
    May 18, 2012 @ 02:55:40

    What a beautiful poem and axiom for living in a most benevolent way…the ‘acuity to notice All the little things’.

    That’s where I like to focus my writing and art…all the little things that comprise the grand scheme…

  4. Fergiemoto
    May 18, 2012 @ 05:11:18

    Thanks for sharing this. I went to Warrior’s blog to read his other poetry on bushido.

    • granbee
      May 18, 2012 @ 05:22:00

      So very pleased for you, and for Miro, that you read his other Bushido posts. True spiritual warrior leadership in those, right?

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