Always honor your Self, Teachers, Parents, and the Way.
Practice non-attachment, simplicity, patience, and compassion.
Embrace death as you embrace life.
Never lie, deceive, or be partial because of race, religion, creed, or social standing.
Never make a decision from fear.
Resolve situations with decisiveness; resolve problems before they arise; know when to stop.
Defeat your enemy by harmonizing with him. Reveal to him his folly before his advance.
Learn not to overdo. Overdoing creates decay.
Do not be attached to possessions or people.
Always be kind with your thoughts, words, and deeds.
Be genuine with your praise; be generous with your love, food, and wealth; treat everyone as an honored guest.
Accomplish one task at a time. Take as much care at the end as you do at the beginning. Leave no task unfinished no matter how unimportant it seems. Master the fundamentals of things; all else is built upon them.
Servitude before mastery.
Know the Self and you know the eternal.
Those who talk don't know. Those who know don't talk. Accept that you know nothing.
Be resolute but don't boast. Succeed but don't brag.
Let your yes be your yes, and your no be your no. Never swear by anything.
Treat others as you would like to be treated. Give to others, as you would like to be given to.
Conquer your cravings.
Recognize the universe as yourself and you can be happy anywhere.
Love the world as yourself and you can care for it properly.
Remove obstacles from your own path before trying to remove them from another's.
The Way is the natural order of all things, therefore, all answers are found by living the Way.
Nothing is good or evil.
All things come from and return to Source.
Always stand in truth regardless of loss or gain.
Nature is our greatest teacher.
Hate, anger, and rage are the masks of fear.
THE TEN CULTIVATIONS
Order before chaos.
Concentration before confusion.
Peace before destruction.
Freedom before enslavement.
Humility before dishonor.
Courage before hardship.
Knowledge of Self before knowledge of others.
Compassion for Self before compassion for others.
Forgiveness for Self before forgiveness of others.
Respect for Self before respect for others. This is so you can be authentic.
The SEVEN LESSONS
Learn to attain your purpose without pressing your advantage, to walk without leaving tracks, to press without using force, and to lead without manipulating.
Learn not to know, not to hold on, and not to interfere. This allows for people to naturally return to Source.
Learn discernment without judgment, love without attachment, compassion without pity, and generosity without expectation. This allows for people to experience true goodness.
Learn to be still, quiet, when to stop, and when enough is enough. This allows for people to experience justice.
Learn to yield and you can stay centered, to trust so that you will be trusted, to be empty so that you can be filled, to forget yourself so that you will not be forgotten, and to control your cravings so that you cannot be controlled by them.
Learn that loss of purpose creates confusion, confusion creates fear, fear creates anger and rage, and anger and rage have no place in the Way.
Learn from as many people as possible about as many things as possible. This allows one to overcome ignorance.
CHARACTERISTICS OF A BUDOKON SENSEI (TEACHER)
Cannot be courted or bought, honored or disgraced.