Shugyou >>>> Systems > Goals

This type of path requires complete submission, a humble attitude, dedication to the way, and a persistent forbearance to let go of conventional mindsets. If a practitioner walks the path of shugyō while using human logic and reason as their guide, then they will forever be limited by their own ignorance. To raise your level requires determination, the abandonment of attachments, and the letting go of desires. … The practitioner makes progress on their journey as they climb the rising spiral, but from an outside glance you’d be hard-pressed to see a difference between what they’re doing at the lowest level and what they’re doing at the highest.