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CompleteMartialArts.com - Soul of the Samurai (Tuttle Martial Arts)


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Binding: Hardcover
Dewey Decimal Number: 796.860952
EAN: 9780804836906
ISBN: 0804836906
Label: Tuttle Publishing
Manufacturer: Tuttle Publishing
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 160
Publication Date: 2005-10-15
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Studio: Tuttle Publishing

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Editorial Reviews:

Thomas Cleary's translation of Code of the Samurai introduced the social, political, and organizational principles of samurai culture, including loyalty to family, a sense of service and duty, and the rules for dealing with allies and enemies.
In Soul of the Samurai, Cleary delves into the key influence of Zen on the samurai's combat style, from its emphasis on detachment-meaning a willingness to sacrifice life (including one's own)-to the attempt to clear the mind and "be in the moment," which freed the swordsman's mind from distractions and allowed him to act in an instant.
Including translations of Yagyu Munenori's Book of the Sword, and Takuan Soho's Inscrutable Subtlety of Immovable Wisdom and The Peerless Sword, the teachings in Soul of the Samurai represent the recording and codification of these beliefs in the seventeenth century.



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Summary: Subtle
Comment: This work is remarkably subtle, especially its evocation of Taoist energetics in explaining certain phenomena in martial arts. This book is not for the superficial.

Customer Rating: Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5Average rating of 1/5
Summary: No soul
Comment: Cleary is a legend. Many great translations! The Japanese Art of War is superb.

This book is bad! Waste of money. I don't believe much effort was put into this book


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