from the book:
Light of the Kensei:
Guide to the Way of the Warrior-Sage
The kensei sees beyond doubt that it is not reputation and gain, but only a life of depth that is important. Without that depth, the comings and goings of the animate world become empty and dull.
This vibrant depth is wholly beyond the mundane dreams of success and failure, and such a life is the warrior's lifetime journey beyond the forces of regret.