A Warrior's CreedI have no home... I make awareness my home.I have no parents... I make the heaven and earth my parents.I have no life and death... I make the tides of breathing my life and death.I have no divine powers... I make truth my divine power.I have no means... I make knowledge my means.I have no secrets... I make nature my secret.I have no body... I make immortality my body.I have no eyes... I make the flash of illumination my eyes.I have no ears... I make sensitivity my ears.I have no limbs... I make timlessness my limbs.I have no strategy... I make unshadowed by thought my strategy.I have no design... I make seizing opportunity my design.I have no miracles... I make compassion my miracle.I have no principles... I make adaptability to all circumstances my principle.I have no tactics... I make emptiness and fulness my tactics.I have no talent... I make courage my talent.I have no friends.. I make my true self my friend.I have no armor... I make benevolence and right action my armor.I have no castle... I make silent mind my castle.I have no sword... I make absence of ego my sword.I have no enemy... I make unawareness my enemy.
– Bill Ryan, frei nach einem unbekannten Samurai aus dem 14. Jahrhundert