TRAINING THE SAMURAI MIND A BUSHIDO SOURCEBOOK PDF

Shelves: east-asia , martial-arts , non-fiction This book contains excerpts of the writings of twenty-two samurai from the fourteenth century through the mid-nineteenth century. While it does contain some of the well-known names such as Kaibara Ekken and Yamamoto Tsunetomo, the bulk of the text focuses on lesser-known samurai. The writings focus on both the political and technical aspects of war and approach the subject from multiple viewpoints, which are sometimes contradictory. The text assumes at least a basic understanding of Buddhism, This book contains excerpts of the writings of twenty-two samurai from the fourteenth century through the mid-nineteenth century. The text assumes at least a basic understanding of Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Legalism, but it does contain a glossary of key figures and events. This is a good reminder to, for a lack of better words, grow a pair.

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Shelves: east-asia , martial-arts , non-fiction This book contains excerpts of the writings of twenty-two samurai from the fourteenth century through the mid-nineteenth century. While it does contain some of the well-known names such as Kaibara Ekken and Yamamoto Tsunetomo, the bulk of the text focuses on lesser-known samurai. The writings focus on both the political and technical aspects of war and approach the subject from multiple viewpoints, which are sometimes contradictory.

The text assumes at least a basic understanding of Buddhism, This book contains excerpts of the writings of twenty-two samurai from the fourteenth century through the mid-nineteenth century. The text assumes at least a basic understanding of Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Legalism, but it does contain a glossary of key figures and events. This is a good reminder to, for a lack of better words, grow a pair. Warriors who fight like they know they will die are able to face thousands of enemies.

Warriors who fear for their lives generally die on the battlefield. Although the source of my courage is time spent on the streets of Queens, and not from studying the Samurai ethic, this book nonetheless reinforces. Training the Samurai Mind contains Cleary pieces together and translates the principal sources of the Bushido tradition.

In addition to how a Samurai is to live life, it contains interesting tidbits, like the fact that the ideograph Bu in Bushido has a sword with a "stop" next to it, signifying that the Samurai should be trained in cultural refinement as well as the military arts.

It also has essays about how the Samurai came to be; they were originally recruited from farmers. Other tidbits include contrasts between the slow, calculated fighting style of Chinese armies with the hog-wild crazy Samurai approach. This is a book I would read again.

Should have been shorter. I liked the unfettered mind much more.

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