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It is a disease to be obsessed by the thought of winning, …by the thought of employing your swordsmanship, … by the thought of using everything you have learned, and … by the thought of attacking.  It is also a disease to be obsessed and stuck with the thought of ridding yourself of any of these diseases.  A disease here is an obsessed mind that dwells on one thing.  Because all these diseases are your mind, you must get rid of them to put your mind in order. Yagyu Munenori (Swordman born in the 16th Century)