Black Dragon Security☣ Ag3nt47 ☣ The Way of the Samurai is found in death. Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily. Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead. This is the substance of the way of the samurai. Even if one's head were to be suddenly cut off, he should be able to do one more action with certainty. With martial valor, if one becomes like a revengeful ghost and shows great determination, though his head is cut off, he should not die. All warfare is based on deception. To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy. Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance. Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Opportunities multiply as they are seized. Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win. Our bodies are given life from the midst of nothingness. Existing where there is nothing is the meaning of the phrase, "form is emptiness." That all things are provided for by nothingness is the meaning of the phrase, "Emptiness is form." One should not think that these are two separate things. When one has made a decision to kill a person, even if it will be very difficult to succeed by advancing straight ahead, it will not do to think about doing it in a long, roundabout way. The Way of the Samurai is one of immediacy, and it is best to dash in headlong. It is said that what is called "the spirit of an age" is something to which one cannot return. That this spirit gradually dissipates is due to the world's coming to an end. For this reason, although one would like to change today's world back to the spirit of one hundred years or more ago, it cannot be done. Thus it is important to make the best out of every generation.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

First Post

This is the very first post for my blog. I'm Larry Patterson, that's my name. That was my fathers name. Who is Larry? You keep reading these blog entries, maybe you'll get a feel of who the real person is behind that name. I don't have a plan for this blog. Doing what comes natural will be my plan. That's the best way for things sometimes. You can't plan everything into a strict outcome. People think everything must go exactly this way. That's boring and predictable. Things are unpredictable in life Etc. Why would anyone want predictable? Let's go off road with this blog. Let's get inside of my head. That way you can read some of the entries that come from my soul. That's where these entries will come from. I hope you enjoy my writing. Many mistakes will be made on this blog. My writing is not perfect. I'm not perfect. So lets just agree mistakes will be made.

~Larry Patterson

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