The Zenshida'i is rooted in Mahayana Buddhism, and concerns itself with the three-fold study of meditation, austerity, and the martial arts, which we call the Thunder & Lightning Path, named after Vajrapani, the third of three hypostases of the Awakened, whose name means "Thunder in His Hand." The Lord of Thunder represents the power of Awakening, specifically the power to dispel and destroy delusion, thus making clear the Way. Moreover, the Lord of Thunder is frequently depicted as a warrior, and is worshipped under various names by cultures all over the world; for instance, he is the patron saint of the Shaolin Temple in China, and he is represented by Dharma protectors known as Nio in Japan. For this reason, the Zenshida'i use the Thunder & Lightning Path and the Lord of Thunder as symbols of the Way of the Zenshida'i, which is the psychology and philosophy of warrior cultivation directed towards the attainment of Awakening.
Thunder has woken us up, and Lightning has shown us the Way, that we should quicken upon it, we that are Zenshida'i.