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Right Mindedness

There are many people in this world who cannot abide being insulted and who will quickly, along with their foes of the moment, throw away their lives in a fight. This is having right-mindedness foremost in mind and taking one's life lightly. It is dying for right-mindedness rather than for wealth or life.

Takuan Soho, The Unfettered Mind: Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman