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At last: a book on the martial arts from a true Zen master. Taisen Deshimaru was born in Japan of an old samurai family, and he recieved from the Great Master Kodo Sawaki the Transmission of Mind to Mind when Sawaki died. In 1967, Deshimaru-Roshi went to France and taught as a missionary general of the Sato Zen School until his death in 1982. In Europe he learned how to make Oriental concepts understandable to the Western mind. One of the results of that experience was this book: a series of lessons, question-and-answer sessions, and koans (riddles or anecdotes that point out general principles) that provide practical wisdom for all students of the martial arts--kendo, aikido, iai-do, jodo, or archery--as well as for the general reader interested in Zen.

Synopsis:

Taisen Deshimaru explains the way of the samurai through this engaging series of lessons that provides practical wisdom for all students of martial arts, as well as for the general reader interested in Zen.

About the Author

George Leonard has introduced LET to more than 50,000 people in the United States and abroad. He is the author of a number of books on human possibilities and social change, including Mastery (Plume 1992), and lives in San Francisco, California.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction

Bushido: The Way of the Samurai

Strength and Wisdom

The Noble Struggle of the Warrior

Seven Principles

Three Stages

Secret of Budo, Secret of Zen

Directing the Mind

Here and Now

Mondo

Bun Bu Ryodo: The Twofold Way

Sky and Earth in Harmony

Ki: Energy

What is the Practice of Zen?

Mind and Body One

Unmoving Wisdom

Let Go

Not-Think

Mondo

Life and Death

Instruction of a Samurai

Glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140193442
Translator:
Amphoux, Nancy
Introduction:
Leonard, George
Translator:
Amphoux, Nancy
Introduction by:
Leonard, George
Introduction:
Leonard, George
Author:
Deshimaru, Taisen
Author:
Leonard, George
Author:
Amphoux, Nancy
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Zen buddhism
Subject:
Martial arts
Subject:
Hand-to-hand fighting, Oriental
Subject:
Zen
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Martial Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Compass
Series Volume:
103-687
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.34x5.70x.35 in. .24 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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