From The Book of Five Rings
by Miyamoto Musashi
1. Think of what is right
3. Become aquainted with the arts
4. Know the principles
of the crafts
5. Understand the harm
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
When you take into account that Musashi was speaking of science, arts, and crafts in general
, not only in relation to combat
, these rules can easily be applied to all things in our daily lives, including noding
(see rules 5,6,7, and 9 in particular).