The five "books" refer to the idea that there are different elements of battle, just as there are different physical elements in life, as described by Buddhism, Shinto, and other Eastern religions. Through the book Musashi defends his thesis: a man who conquers himself is ready to take it on on the world, should need arise.
"There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself." — Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
In The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi, the author lays out the five elements of battle which are applicable in the boardroom as on the battlefield.
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“Think lightly of yourself and deeply of the world” ― Miyamoto Musashi, A Book of Five Rings
The Book of Five Rings is a classic collection of wisdom and strategy.