“The way of the warrior does not include other ways, such as Confucianism, Buddhism, certain traditions, artistic accomplishments and dancing. But even though these are not part of the Way, if you know the Way broadly, you will see it in everything. Men must polish their particular Way.” – The Book of 5 Rings Miyamoto Musashi

“Its bad when one thing becomes two, one should not look for anything else in the way of the samurai, its the same for anything else that is called a way, if one understands things in this manner, he should be able to hear about all ways, and be more and more in accord with his own” – Hagakure, The Book of the Samurai – Yamamoto Tsunetomo

Musashi’s words here are an excellent testimony to the truth and efficacy of “Multa non Multum”, and True, integrated simplicity.

Tsunetomo echoes here what the early Church Father’s had to say about unity and God. (Somewhere Origen said some very specific things about this very idea.)