The Book of Five Rings

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My first ever Power Point presentation. A report to give my coworkers a taste of what the book contains.

This sideshow should only be considered a quick preview. There is much more to this presentation than just the base slides. I highly recommend downloading the file.

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The Book of Five Rings

  1. 1. DSCF4925.jpg DSCF4925.jpg 1581736967.jpg
  2. 2. scroll-stock2.jpg The Five Rings Earth ○
  3. 3. scroll-stock2.jpg The Five Rings Earth scroll_gif.gif “The martial Way of life is based on excelling others in anything and everything.” What am I trying to excel in? Processes Tools Relations Quality Speed ○
  4. 4. scroll-stock2.jpg The Five Rings Earth Water ○ ○
  5. 5. scroll-stock2.jpg The Five Rings Earth Water scroll_gif.gif “Observation and perception are two separate things” Make it so, “the mind is not dragged by the body, [and] the body is not dragged by the mind.” “The idea is that even if opponents come at you from all four sides, you chase them into one place” Tasks Problems ○ ○
  6. 6. scroll-stock2.jpg The Five Rings Earth Water Fire ○ ○ ○
  7. 7. scroll-stock2.jpg The Five Rings Earth Water Fire scroll_gif.gif “While in the midst of the minutiae… shift to a large perspective.” “It is impossible to succeed… without comprehending what others are doing” “Get the jump on everything.” ○ ○ ○
  8. 8. scroll-stock2.jpg The Five Rings Earth Water Fire Wind ○ ○ ○ ○
  9. 9. scroll-stock2.jpg The Five Rings Earth Water Fire Wind scroll_gif.gif “Jugglers… when they are practiced in the techniques , they can balance a door on the nose, and juggle several swords at once, all without deliberately watching; since they are involved in practice all the time, they see what is going on spontaneously.” “When people speed rashly, it is essential for you to be the reverse, becoming calm and quiet, not being drawn in by them.” ○ ○ ○ ○
  10. 10. scroll-stock2.jpg The Five Rings Earth Water Fire Wind Emptiness ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
  11. 11. scroll-stock2.jpg The Five Rings Earth Water Fire Wind Emptiness scroll_gif.gif “…emptiness is the state where there [is] no obscurity, and the clouds of confusion have cleared away.” 0 is neither positive nor negative “Wrongly viewed among the people of the world, not understanding itself is considered emptiness. This is not real emptiness; it is all delusion.” ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
  12. 12. scroll-stock2.jpg The Five Rings ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
  13. 13. scroll-stock2.jpg Musashi’s Rules 1. Think of what is right and true. 2. Practice and cultivate the science. 3. Become acquainted with the arts. 4. Know the principles of the crafts. 5. Understand the harm and benefit in everything. 6. Learn to see everything accurately. 7. Become aware of what is not obvious. 8. Be careful even in small matters. 9. Do not do anything useless.

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