The samurai assassin mentality March 23, 2020 – Posted in: personal mastery – Tags:

The samurai assassin mentality explained

In this article, I’m not talking about violence.  The Samurai warrior or assassin is somone who defeats evil in such a way that it can never come back as before.  A samurai assassin understands that in order to put an end to something, one must accept all the consequences that come with cutting the head off a problem.

An assassin changes reality and puts an end to something. This is my working definition.

A Samurai assassin is someone who realizes full well exactly what he is doing and he follows through with it because of honor. It might not be personal honor, it may be an honor for his country, or his clan, or his values. But in the end, a samurai assassin accepts full responsibility for what he does while knowing full well the possible negative or positive consequences.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”    -Sun Tzu

As we can see from this quote, it’s not enough to know yourself.  You must also know your adversary very well.  When you truly know your enemy, you never really lose because ultimately, you will know the outcome of every battle before it even starts.  You might lose battles but these losses will be calculated as you win the war.

A warrior who has nothing to fear in battle does not necessarily win every time, but he calculates and acknowledges the probabilities of success and defeat and accepts whatever they may be.

In fact, a result that may appear as a loss may actually be a win for the defeated.  Mainly because although they might not have won the overall war, they have gained things that are extremely valuable to them in the loss.  Many men have gone into battle understanding they will be killed.  It’s not about them.

assassin  “Victory is reserved for those who are willing to pay it’s price.” – Sun Tzu

One must know oneself extremely well to adopt a samurai assassin mentality without being destructive. Not everyone can hold such power for change.

I would also argue that being a samurai assassin isn’t about attacking anymore than it is about defending. You can defend your family, your values, your honor with an assassin mentality.

The idea of maintaining one’s honour is central to the Samurai mentality.

This is why Samurai practiced ”hara-kiri” or what they called ”seppuki” which was a ritual suicide among the Samurai class.

It’s in this way that a samurai assassin isn’t your everyday person with everyday capabilities.  A Samurai has  great respect and a code of honour that they hold themselves to.

The idea of maintaining one’s honour is central to the Samurai mentality.

An ordinary assassin with no sense of self is dangerous to everyone around him. Even those he says he loves. But a samurai assassin who has mastered himself can harness this power to unleash when he wants using his very life as a weapon..