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Zen in der Kunst des kampflosen Kampfes

Zen in der Kunst des kampflosen Kampfes

  • Author: Takuan Sōhō
  • Publisher: O.W. Barth
  • ISBN: 9783426291573
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  • Page: 120
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Zen in der Kunst des kampflosen Kampfes

Zen in der Kunst des kampflosen Kampfes

  • Author: Takuan Sōhō
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783502670179
  • Category:
  • Page: 120
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The Unfettered Mind

The Unfettered Mind

Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman

  • Author: Takuan Soho
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834827891
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 144
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This classic samurai-era text fused Japanese swordsmanship with Zen and influenced the direction that the art has taken ever since. Written by the seventeenth-century Zen master Takuan Soho (1573–1645), The Unfettered Mind is a book of advice on swordsmanship and the cultivation of right mind and intention. It was written as a guide for the samurai Yagyu Munenori, who was a great swordsman and rival to the legendary Miyamoto Musashi. Takuan was a giant in the history of Zen; he was also a gardener, calligrapher, poet, author, adviser to samurai and shoguns, and a pivotal figure in Zen painting. He was known for his brilliance and acerbic wit. In these succinct and pointed essays, Takuan is concerned primarily with understanding and refining the mind—both generally and when faced with conflict. The Unfettered Mind was a major influence on the classic manifestos on swordsmanship that came after it, including Miyamoto Musashi's Book of Five Rings and Yagyu Munenori's Life-Giving Sword.

The Unfettered Mind

The Unfettered Mind

Writings of the Zen Master to the Sword Master

  • Author: Takuan Sōhō
  • Publisher: Kodansha Amer Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780870118517
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 103
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Three essays on swordsmanship focus on confrontation, the relationship of the self and the other, and the distinction between what is right and selfishness

New Essays in Japanese Aesthetics

New Essays in Japanese Aesthetics

  • Author: Minh Nguyen
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739180827
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 520
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This collection begins with an engaging historical overview of Japanese aesthetics and offers contemporary multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives on the artistic and aesthetic traditions of Japan and the central themes in Japanese art and aesthetics.

The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts

The Demon's Sermon on the Martial Arts

A Graphic Novel

  • Author: Sean Michael Wilson,Issai Chozanshi
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834828081
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 160
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A graphic novel version of this classic collection of martial arts parables, written by Issai Chozanshi, an 18-century samurai, brings these tales alive in a captivating and immediately accessible way. The stories, which feature demons, insects, birds, cats, and numerous other creatures, may seem whimsical, but they contain essential teachings that offer insight into the fundamental principles of the martial arts. Infused with Chozanshi’s deep understanding of Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Shinto, the tales elucidate the nature of conflict, the importance of following one’s own nature, yin and yang, the cultivation and transformation of ch’i (life energy), and the attainment of mushin (no-mind). Ultimately, the reader learns in a visually exciting way that the path of the sword is a path of self-knowledge and leads to an understanding of life itself.

The Lone Samurai

The Lone Samurai

The Life of Miyamoto Musashi

  • Author: William Scott Wilson
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834828510
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 320
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Miyamoto Musashi (1584?1645) was the legendary samurai known throughout the world as a master swordsman, spiritual seeker, and author of the classic book on strategy, the Book of Five Rings. Over 350 years after his death, Musashi and his legacy still fascinate us and continue to inspire artists, authors, and filmmakers. Here, respected translator and expert on samurai culture William Scott Wilson has created both a vivid account of a fascinating period in feudal Japan and a portrait of the courageous, iconoclastic samurai who wrestled with philosophical and spiritual ideas that are as relevant today as they were in his time. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was about mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in his Book of Five Rings. This volume includes supplemental material on Musashi’s legacy as a martial arts icon, his impact on literature and film, and the influence of his Book of Five Rings.

Hagakure

Hagakure

The Book of the Samurai

  • Author: Yamamoto Tsunetomo
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834827875
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 200
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Living and dying with bravery and honor is at the heart of Hagakure, a series of texts written by an eighteenth-century samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo. It is a window into the samurai mind, illuminating the concept of bushido (the Way of the Warrior), which dictated how samurai were expected to behave, conduct themselves, live, and die. While Hagakure was for many years a secret text known only to the warrior vassals of the Nabeshima clan to which the author belonged, it later came to be recognized as a classic exposition of samurai thought. The original Hagakure consists of over 1,300 short texts that Tsunetomo dictated to a younger samurai over a seven-year period. William Scott Wilson has selected and translated here three hundred of the most representative of those texts to create an accessible distillation of this guide for samurai. No other translator has so thoroughly and eruditely rendered this text into English. For this edition, Wilson has added a new introduction that casts Hagakure in a different light than ever before. Tsunetomo refers to bushido as "the Way of death," a description that has held a morbid fascination for readers over the years. But in Tsunetomo’s time, bushido was a nuanced concept that related heavily to the Zen concept of muga, the "death" of the ego. Wilson’s revised introduction gives the historical and philosophical background for that more metaphorical reading of Hagakure, and through this lens, the classic takes on a fresh and nuanced appeal.

The Firearm as a Martial Arts Weapon

The Firearm as a Martial Arts Weapon

  • Author: michael weissberg
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 0983486654
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  • Page: 106
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The author explores the use of weapons by the Samurai, from the sword to the musket, and the progression of firearms from the musket to the Glock handgun.

Die Kunst des spirituellen Alltags

Die Kunst des spirituellen Alltags

buddhistische Lebensführung als Quelle des Glücks

  • Author: Thubten Chodron
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783778781753
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  • Page: 286
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Buddhistische Lebenshilfe - nicht nur für Buddhisten Immer mehr Menschen wünschen ein bewusstes, spirituelles Leben ohne religiöses Dogma zu führen. Mit diesem Buch erhalten sie eine Fülle von Anregungen und Hilfen für alltagsgerechte Lösungen, ohne irgendwelche Rituale oder Einweihungen über sich ergehen lassen zu müssen. Es erklärt in einfacher und schöner Sprache die buddhistische Philosophie und Psychologie und entwickelt daraus klare, eindeutige Werte und Ziele für die Lebensführung. Jeder kann sich in dem Maß darauf einlassen, wie es ihm angemessen erscheint. Es ist nicht notwendig, bekehrt zu werden oder sein bisheriges Leben aufzugeben, um davon zu profitieren. Aus dem Inhalt: · Die bewusste Gestaltung zwischenmenschlicher Beziehungen nach spirituellen Prinzipien · Die Überwindung von Gewohnheiten und Abhängigkeiten, die unser persönliches Wachstum behindern · Wie innere Unabhängigkeit von äußeren Umständen zu erreichen ist Die Autorin Bereits 1975 ging die Amerikanerin nach Indien und Nepal, um den Buddhismus an seinen ursprünglichen Quellen zu studieren und zu praktizieren. Sie lehrt heute weltweit Meditation und die buddhistische Lebenslehre und ist als Autorin tätig.

Budô

Budô

das Lehrbuch des Gründers des Aikidô

  • Author: Morihei Ueshiba
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783921508572
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  • Page: 135
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101 Zen-Geschichten

101 Zen-Geschichten

  • Author: Paul Reps
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783491450226
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  • Page: 109
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Annotated Books Received

Annotated Books Received

A Supplement of Translation Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: English imprints
  • Page: N.A
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Lords of the Samurai

Lords of the Samurai

Legacy of a Daimyo Family

  • Author: Yoko Woodson,Melissa M. Rinne,Takeuchi Jun'ichi,Thomas Cleary,Deborah Clearwaters
  • Publisher: Asian Art Museum of San
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 222
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150 superb examples of armor, weaponry, costumes, paintings, and lacquerware from the Hosokawa family

The Pocket Samurai

The Pocket Samurai

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications
  • ISBN: 0834830493
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 272
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The samurai of Japan, who were the country’s military elite from medieval times to the end of the nineteenth century, were synonymous with valor, honor, and martial arts prowess. Their strict adherence to the code of bushido ("the way of the warrior"), chivalry, and honor in fighting to the death continues to capture the imagination of people today, inspiring authors, filmmakers, and artists. The Pocket Samurai contains the essential writings of the era by the most esteemed samurai and philosophers of the age, including the iconic Miyamoto Musashi, author of The Book of Five Rings; Yamamoto Tsunetomo, author of Hagakure, the best-known explication of the samurai code; Takuan Soho, a Zen priest and adviser to samurai; Yamaoka Tesshu, a master swordsman whose colorful life was devoted to martial arts and Zen; along with many others.

Actes

Actes

Repenser Pratique Et Théorie Colloque International de Recherche en Dance

  • Author: Society of Dance History Scholars (U. S.). Conference,Ann Cooper Albright,Dena Davida,Sarah Davies Cordova
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Dance
  • Page: 560
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Ki im täglichen Leben

Ki im täglichen Leben

  • Author: Kōichi Tōhei
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783932337420
  • Category:
  • Page: 182
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Ki ist der Strom der geistigen und körperlichen Kraft. Er hilft das Leben positiv zu gestalten und negative Elemente fernzuhalten, in dem er die Kraft entwickelt, die dem Menschen von der Natur zu einem harmonischen Miteinander mitgegeben wurde. Tohei, der KiÜbungen, KiAtmung und KiTechniken ausgearbeitet hat, erklärt die Grundlagen der KiPrinzipien und gibt Anleitung, wie diese Prinzipien im Training auf das tägliche Leben übertragen werden können. Mit einem starken Willen und ununterbrochenen Anstrengungen kann jeder jeden Alters und jeden Geschlechts das Leben im Alltag in Einheit mit Ki (Geist und Körper) unbeschwert gestalten. (2)

Striking a Balance

Striking a Balance

A Primer in Traditional Asian Values

  • Author: Michael C. Brannigan
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 238
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An introduction to Asian ethics, drawing from classical and contemporary Asian literature to demonstrate the major ethical teachings of Hinduism, Buddhism, Zen Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

Samurai William

Samurai William

ein englischer Navigator im Dienste des Shōgun

  • Author: Giles Milton
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783939062080
  • Category:
  • Page: 333
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Karate-dō

Karate-dō

mein Weg

  • Author: Gichin Funakoshi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783921508947
  • Category:
  • Page: 157
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