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CompleteMartialArts.com - The Prosperous Peasant: Five Secrets of Fortune & Fulfillment from the Samurai's Temple School


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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 158
EAN: 9780980002607
ISBN: 0980002605
Label: Ideogram
Manufacturer: Ideogram
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 209
Publication Date: 2007-11-11
Publisher: Ideogram
Studio: Ideogram

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Millions of readers have thrilled to the astonishing true adventures of the tiny peasant who achieved ultimate prosperity during history's most turbulent epoch. Now, The Prosperous Peasant reveals the Secrets that guided him--and successful people the world over--since time began.

A colorful cast of teachers--the peasant-turned-samurai Hideyoshi, Kembo the Vengeful Priest, Fernao the Portuguese trader, the brilliant strategist Nobunaga, Daizen the ronin, and many others--bring to life five ageless Secrets of Fortune and Fulfillment in parables whose beauty and truthfulness haunts and inspires.

The key to Prosperity, readers learn, lies not in "techniques" or "strategies" but in ancient knowledge drawn from the great philosophies of China and Japan--wisdom more fundamental than any "how-to" advice.

Forged in an extraordinary collaboration between an acclaimed novelist and a Japan specialist who made his own fortune, The Prosperous Peasant will teach, charm, and motivate--but above all, its powerful message may change your life.

Begin your journey to prosperity and fulfillment today. Heed the ageless wisdom of The Prosperous Peasant!

This edition includes an all-new abridgment of Bushido, Nitobe's classic on the Eight Virtues of the chivalrous code of the samurai.


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Summary: A Charming Little Book!
Comment: I was immediately drawn into this tale of a simple peasant who wants to make more of his life. The story is largely fiction and takes place in ancient Japan. Nonetheless, I've found myself rereading chapters, pondering how the lessons learned by Jiro and Gonsuki can be applied in my own life. It has made me want to learn more about Japan, its culture and history. Thank you for writing this charming little story!

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Summary: Deftly composed and highly recommended for fans of samurai-era Japan
Comment: 'The Five Secrets of fortune and fulfillment are as ancient as mankind itself - and each already lies concealed within your own minds" - "The Prosperous Peasant: Five Secrets of Fortune & Fulfillment from the Samurai's Temple School" is the story of a small insignificant peasant, who in the golden age of the Japanese Samurai, was not much more that. He breaks the social caste, and trains under one of the masters to learn his skills and the five secrets that he has only heard legends about. "The Prosperous Peasant: Five Secrets of Fortune & Fulfillment from the Samurai's Temple School" is deftly composed and highly recommended for fans of samurai-era Japan and community library fiction collections with a focus on historical fiction history.

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Summary: Simple. Engaging. Entertaining. Thought-provoking.
Comment: This book is very simple and easy to read. The stories are highly engaging. I found myself wondering who would speak next at the Temple School, and what outlandish life adventure they would share. The stories also caused me to reflect on my own life and adventures.

One story in the book was especially meaningful to me. I have often felt frustrated that one of my children has no particular gift or strength. Nothing comes easily to him, although he is eventually successful in everything he puts his mind to. Through this book I came to recognize that his unending effort and perserverence is in itself a gift.

I hope that others who read this book will find it as engaging, entertaining and thought-provoking as I did. And maybe something will resonate with your life as well!

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Summary: A little from Column A and a little from Column B
Comment: Somewhere between The One Minute Manager and Siddhartha, The Prosperous Peasant delivers both life enriching concepts and a beautiful tapestry of storytelling. A must read for anyone looking to find, or affirm their own, building blocks for a fulfilling life.

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Summary: Another engaging, inspiring read from Tim Clark
Comment: The Prosperous Peasant stands beautifully on its own, but is also an excellent follow up read to Tim Clark's previous book, The Swordless Samurai: Leadership Wisdom of Japan's Sixteenth-Century Legend---Toyotomi Hideyoshi. It was that much more enjoyable when characters in The Prosperous Peasant mentioned people or events from that excellent book.

Both books are very engaging and read quickly. Plan to set some time aside as they're difficult to put down! I continue to be amazed at how much the stories stick in my head, coming to mind and offering inspiration during my day to day routine.

Very inspiring messages throughout and a joy to read!


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