This paper was originally written in German and published under the title "Die letzten Worte von Miyamoto Musashi —Ein Übersetzungsversuch seines 'Dokkôdô'—" in: the "Bulletin of Nippon Sport Science University", Vol. 36, No. 1, 2006, pp. 105–120. It is now provided in English in response to not a few requests from all over the world.