Dedication of the Warrior-Poet

The Warrior-Poet is a tradition of dedication to developing the body and the mind as one. The bushido warrior code of ancient Japan, the chivalrous knights of medievil Europe, and the ancient Greek warriors are all examples of this proud tradition.
The Warrior-Poet is a member of a leadership class who guides with wisdom and courage. They are defined by their dedication to their crafts of warfare, and intellectual study and reflection.
The Warrior-Poet learns to develop the mind and the body as one, using each to guide the other. The Warrior-Poet is also a spiritual warrior. The warrior-poet understands their true relationship to the heaven and the earth. They understand that they embody the heavenly representation to the earth, and the earthly representation to the heavens. In other words, it is up to the warrior-poet to balance the cruel realities of the earth, while living by the standards of the heavens.

Dedication of the warrior-poet:
1.  Be a chivalrous knight - Show honor and love (especially to the opposite sex)
2.  Seek wisdom as the principle thing - Proverbs teaches that wisdom is better than rubies
3.  Be courageous - practice acting in faith seeing things that "be not" as though they were
4.  Master your body - if you can master your body, you can master any temptation or trial
5.  Study and Reflect - Proverbs informs us that as a man thinketh so is he...
6.  Represent heaven on earth - live by the standards of heaven and you'll bring the manifestation of the garden of eden everywhere you go.

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